Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Mendelson will discuss the major actions to be taken at the June 30 meeting. For many, the highlight of the leg meeting is the final reading and vote on B21-158, "Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Act of 2015. The bill under consideration is an Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
The forum will take place Friday, July 17 at Noon. Participate by attending the event in person or watching via webcast. Learn more and register online.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Tips include recycling those pesky plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, putting small bits of paper in a paper bag, stapling it (and several more simple steps), not dumping plastic-coated paper cups in recycling bins, among others.
Summer program people, these simple how-to's would make an easy and useful addition to your already-planned summer programming. Start with your trash and recycling at your organization and encourage young people to sort properly and toss what is not acceptable.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Want to give back? Have free time you want to use productively? Are you and your friends looking to do good together?
No matter the reason, you can make a huge difference to DC low-income residents who go to farmers markets for their fresh produce. Become a Produce Plus volunteer. As a volunteer, you will work five shifts between now (whenever you are trained) and November and distribute Produce Plus vouchers. The vouchers mean that people can get more produce. Yay!
It's easy to volunteer. Learn more about the program and register to participate in a two-hour Farmers' Market Brigade training.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
According to the Alert DC notice,
The Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected which could cause heat related illnesses. Please take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke; wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Locate a government cooling center or pool by using the handy DC Cooling Centers Summer15 guide (also available in PDF).