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5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

How Much Do D.C. Residents Actually Know About Bedbugs?

The D.C. Department of Health hosted their second "Bed Bug Summit" yesterday, January 20 in Downtown D.C..  The meeting was held in an attempt to help continue to educate locals about bed bug prevention and eradication.

"DC residents, property managers and health care workers want to know more about how to recognize infestations," Wrote our Amy Leone regarding the summit.  "It is more important now than ever since these insects are now proliferating in office buildings, retail stores and even libraries."

Read the entire article and see a video about the summit on WUSA9.com.

With so much attention being paid to the bugs, we hit the streets of Downtown D.C. to ask residents what they knew about bed bugs.  

DPW to Begin Collecting Leaves Monday, November 8

This story comes to us from Linda Grant of Alert DC:

Participate in Community Clean-Up Day at the Friendship Recreation Center

November 13 will be Community Clean-Up Day at the Friendship Recreation Center.  The community clean-up event consists of the community cleaning the park and playground area, planting flowers and scrubs. Light refreshments will be served.

It will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and will meet at the Friendship Recreation Center located at 4500 Van Ness Street in NW.

For more information, call Enrique Leiva at (202) 282 -2198.

Night of the Living Zoo: Adult Halloween Bash at the National Zoo

Check out this story from Metromix about how to celebrate Halloween in a different kind of way...at the Zoo!  The event will be held on Friday, October 29 from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.:

Join the National Zoo for an adult Halloween bash! Wear your best costume while enjoying the National Zoo by moonlight. Experience many different areas of performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists.  The night will climax with a performance by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, named one of the Best New Bands of 2010 by Rolling Stone Magazine. All who attend are invited to dress their most ghastly and to dance until the clock strikes midnight.