Here’s what’s going on in green.

  • Bethesda Green Gala Coverage: Our first Gala was a huge success! We’ll be posting a recap soon. The heart of the event was the presentation of the Bethesda Magazine Green Awards, all of whom will be profiled in the magazine’s November/ December issue. Read about one of the winners in this Montgomery Gazette story about Noah Katz, who placed first in the 18-and-younger category. Other gala mentions we’ve seen include  nice blog kudos from Bethesda Bungalows.
  • Flavor Magazine published a profile of BG Executive Director Dave Feldman and the Green Business Incubator.
  • Go Green, Get Green Rebates Set to Begin in D.C. – The long-awaited DC ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program launches  October 25.  Any D.C. resident who replaces an existing appliance with a new Energy Star appliance is eligible for the rebate. For example, you can get between $100 and $125 for purchasing an energy efficient clothes washer.  You can also get up to $300 for an energy efficient water heater.
  • Think Local First DC has a new website. This D.C. group’s mission is to work with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable, local economy in Washington DC. Check it out at

Green Events

  • October 28 — Green Remodeling for Your Home and Business
    This class takes place at Montgomery College-Silver Spring campus.
    What does “green remodeling” really mean when you’re just redoing a bathroom or updating your kitchen?  In this class, learn about every-day, real-world tips, techniques, and strategies that you can implement right away in your next home remodeling project.  Taught by the Green Building Institute.
    When: 7-9 p.m.  Cost: $55 registration
  • November 4 – BG First Thursday Happy Hour: A Gulf Coast Tribute
    Join us Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5-8 p.m at Louisiana Kitchen for casual conversation and a Special Tribute to Gulf Coast Restoration Efforts. Bethesda Green is partnering with Gulf Savers, a nonprofit initiative that delivers native marsh grass to help restore the Gulf Coast ecosystem, and Voice of the Wetlands, a nonprofit focused on driving awareness about the loss of the wetlands in southern Louisiana. Contribution at the door: $10; Dedicated donations of $25 cover delivery of one Gulf Saver Native March Grass Bag. RSVP via Meetup.
  • November 6-7 – Maryland Green Show
    Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Maryland and the Maryland Residential Green Building Council, this event aims to educate the public on how in these tough economic times, going green can save green! The show features more than 125 exhibitors from across the Mid-Atlantic region, plus speakers and demonstrations. Come learn everything about saving energy, saving water and most importantly, saving money!
    Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium.
  • November 10 — Clean and Renewable Energy: Geothermal and Wind Energy
    This class takes place at Montgomery College-Germantown campus.
    Learn how these energy sources can benefit your home or business, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Taught by the Green Building Institute. When:  7-9 p.m.  Cost: $55 registration