September 2010

Bethesda Green Gala

Bethesda Green Gala

There are less than two weeks until the Bethesda Green Gala, Thursday, October 7 at Imagination Stage. Be sure to register by this Thursday, September 30; there will NOT be any refunds for registrations made after that date. Registering makes you eligible to bid in our green auction, which features green gifts, services and products!

Some more info:

  • You may claim $40 of the registration price as a tax-deductible donation to Bethesda Green.
  • We now have 24 items in our auction; register for the Bethesda Green Gala now to be able to bid! We’ll open online bidding for some items this week.

Don’t miss out on this special Gala event, which will feature emcee Bob Levey (former Washington Post columnist) and the presentation of the first-ever Bethesda Magazine Green Awards. We’ll see you there!

Glen Eco Vapor Systems (, one of the companies in our Green Business Incubator, recently sold 14 environmentally friendly, industrial-strength steam cleaners to the MBTA in Boston. The agency will use the green cleaning machines to sanitize the city’s subway cars and buses. Read the full story at, where you can also watch a video of the machine in action.

Bethesda Green Gala

Bethesda Green Gala

Here at Bethesda Green, our mission is to serve as a model for environmentally sustainable living and business practices — and to grow new green businesses in our Bethesda Green Business Incubator. We provide information to people and organizations about reducing waste, improving energy efficiency, and building cleaner, healthier communities; and we help guide the nascent green firms in our program.

Now we want to recognize the environmental efforts of the Green Champions in our community, those people, businesses, other organizations and communities that are walking the walk when it comes to green living and business practices.

Please join us for a celebration!

Bethesda Green Gala

Thursday, October 7

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Imagination Stage in Bethesda

“An evening of inspiration, celebration and recognition of local green champions, highlighted by the presentation of the 2010 Bethesda Magazine Green Awards.”

The evening will include the presentation of the inaugural Bethesda Magazine Green Awards, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and a dessert reception. Plus we’ll have a silent auction of environmentally friendly gifts and services.

We received more than 120 nominations for the Bethesda Magazine Green Awards. From these, a panel of judges chose 7 winners in 5 categories:  People 18 and younger, people 19 and older, communities promoting and implementing green practices, businesses or non-profits that have created innovative green products or green services, and businesses or non-profits that have significantly incorporated green practices into their culture and operations.

Come out and celebrate green achievements! Visit the Bethesda Green Gala web page for details and registration information.

See you October 7!