The Green Team meets monthly:
SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH**
Grace-Trinity Community Church
1430 W 28th Street
**The Green Team will not be meeting in October**
Betsy Allis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more at www.Facebook.com/eastislesgreenteam.com.
is to bring together East Isles residents—from homeowners to apartment dwellers, singles and families—to learn, connect, have fun, and act in ways that benefit our community.
If you want to connect with others in the neighborhood… if you want to engage your kids in family-friendly activities…. if you want to reduce our carbon footprint, protect our waterways, and reduce waste…. join us!
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Our 2014 Living Green Initiative—Goals and Projects
(Planned by the East Isles Green Team and its working groups. East Isles residents are encouraged to join these ongoing groups or to start a new group.)
A way to “subscribe” to energy from a large array of solar panels placed on a big roof somewhere in the community. With the 2013 clean energy legislation, it’s now possible for community members to support solar without having to install their own panels. Plans are still emerging, so join with us to help shape this exciting initiative.
Tot Plots for East Isles Kids & Families
led by Carolina Elizondo and Lucille Renaud-Ruiz
Free edible planter to teach children about growing their own food. This is a fun new family project for the 2014 planting season sponsored by the East Isles Living Green Team!
Sponsor East Isles Living Green Festival (our first!)
(includes native plant swap)
led by Betsy Allis
Organize our first East Isles Plant Swap a Green Festival activity
led by Rich Harrison and Jenika McGann
Create, promote green building guidelines
in partnership with Uptown zoning committees and green teams
led by Dave Bryan
Protect our waterways and water supply
led by Judy Enenstein, Susan Lynn
Promote our Living Green Initiative and community partnerships
led by Betsy Allis
Activities for Green Singles
led by Germaine Benemille
Promote our first East Isles Demonstration Raingarden
led by Rich Harrison
3rd Annual Super Sale (September 6, 2014)
led by Jenika McGann
Highlights of our East Isles Living Green Initiative
- Green Team Founded October 2011. Original Green Team included Betsy Allis (founder), Margaret Conroy, Judy Enenstein, Rich Harrison, Jenika McGann, Lisa Stitzel, and Gingie Ward.
- Showed our first Green Film, “No Impact Man” in January 2012. Six film showings followed.
- Created East Isles’ first Demonstration Raingarden in 2012 plus related planting and educational events. (Click here for Raingarden webpage)
- Organized numerous presentations and discussions on green issues, such as:
- hazardous chemicals
- the story of “stuff”
- water quality
- household energy conservation, audits
- green lighting
- recycling, composting
- edible landscapes
- community solar gardens
- Organized the first Annual East Isles Super Sale in 2012 to encourage residents to reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Sponsored a special composting and green trash to art event for kids.
- Hosted a Green BBQ in the backyard of the apartment building at 2871 Humboldt Ave followed by Green Film Shorts.
- Partnered with other Uptown Green Teams to create Zero Waste Uptown and the Uptown Green Team quarterly events.
- Supported annual Earth Day clean up events.