Golden Triangle Business Improvement District to Bring Earth Day to Busy D.C. Intersection With Demonstrations, Recycling and Helpful Tips
Washington, D.C. – Busy D.C. office workers will soon have an easy, convenient way to celebrate Earth Day — they just will need to step outside. On April 22, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District will be bringing Earth Day awareness and activities to some of the most popular street corners in D.C. The BID will be transforming the four urban rain gardens found at 19th and L Street N.W. into an interactive Eco-Expo from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ten environmentally-conscious organizations are set to be onsite. Casey Trees, The National Wildlife Federation, and the District’s Department of Transportation Urban Forestry Administration will showcase some of their regional and national green initiatives.
Casey Trees, a local non-profit will demonstrate the positive impacts of trees in urban streetscapes to the lunchtime crowd. The National Wildlife Federation will cultivate your inner gardener by demonstrating the art of planting in your backyard. Earthworks’ recycling program will be collecting phones and other electronic devices to reduce the amount of toxic metals seeping into soil and groundwater.
The BID’s Earth Day programming serves to remind the community to step back and think about the impression people leave on the environment.
“In the past years, we have worked side by side with various non-profits and government entities to usher in a fresh sense of sustainability to the neighborhood” said Leona Agouridis, Executive Director of the Golden Triangle BID. “It’s good to showcase some sustainability initiatives during Earth Day.”
All five of the Golden Triangle’s rain gardens are recognized as Certified Wildlife Habitat™ by the National Wildlife Federation. The 3,000 feet of greenspace was made possible through a partnership between the Golden Triangle BID and the District Department of the Environment, with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 319 Program. Creating transformative ecological improvements to its landscape and implementing green initiatives have been a priority for the Golden Triangle BID since its inception in 1997.
About Golden Triangle BID
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (www.goldentriangledc.org) works to enhance the Golden Triangle neighborhood—a 43-block area of D.C.’s central business district that is home to global corporations, law firms, non-profits and associations as well as bustling restaurants, hotels, boutiques and other hot spots.