McLean Green Day: Organic Food, Fitness and Fun Update

McLean Green Day at The Brooksfield School is really coming together nicely.  We have a lot planned for our themed day of, Organic Food, Fitness and Fun! Come taste some treats from Don our Organic Butcher and learn about the organic products our local organic butcher provides! Join us in some fitness exercises with Elm Street Fitness owner, Linda Rudd. Sip on some yummy organic smoothies with our local Citizens for Wellness ladies who are educated about organic food and nutrition.   Get informed at 10 am with brief discussions about :   our District's efforts to go Green with a talk by Supervisor John Foust  how to detox your home and create your own cleaning products that are safe and effective by, Addie Spahr, Green Living Consulting what our local Chamber of Commerce is doing to Green McLean by, Ghassan Abukurah, A2 Design, Inc.   Halloween Fun for the kids with...
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1st Annual McLean Green Day Hosted By Brooksfield!




Brooksfield School Hosts 1st Annual McLean Green Day: Organic Food, Fitness and Fun!   Saturday, October 23, 2010 9am-12 noon Sponsored By : Green Living Consulting Green Spur McLean Chamber of Commerce Come join us for a morning filled with GREEN activities centered around: • Fitness • Nutrition • Greening Your Home • Organic gardening • Halloween activities Fun for all ages! Enjoy : • Pony Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Live Entertainment, Climbing Wall, Halloween Games, and more! Also : • Supervisor John Foust will speak about our county's GREEN initiatives. • Meet GREEN vendors and learn how to save on your energy costs. • Learn from GREEN builders, architects and specialists on how to make simple GREEN changes at home and at work. • Watch a demonstration on composting and organic gardening. • Enjoy healthy treats that will boost your family's intake of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and more! •...
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Brooksfield School on Voice Of America TV!

Brooksfield's Upper School Anthropological Express Performance on Tibet aired on Voice of America TV.  Kunleng News aired the production on June 11th.  Click here to see the clip. 
 

EPA - Green Power Partnership

Brooksfield School Location McLean, VA Organization Type Education (K-12) Percentage Green Power 100% Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? Yes Organization-wide Purchase Yes   For more information visit:  http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/partners/brooksfieldschool.htm

Project Bud Burst

Your observations can become valuable data for climate change and environmental researchers by participating in  Project BudBurst . Project BudBurst is a nation- wide effort to record phenology events that help research scientists better understand changes in our environment. There are many opportunities for citizen scientists to participate in this important work. The Project Bud Burst website has detailed information on how families and schools can participate. In fact, children comprised the largest group of people reporting data for Project Bud Burst last year! Get started by going outside and looking for new sprouts or blooms that appeared over night. See what others are recording on the website, or on their own web pages. What a great way to get your kids outdoors and observing nature.  Here are just a few of the blooms in my yard this month http://northernvirginiagardener.blogspot.com/

Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens

  Create a Butterfly Garden Butterflies are some of the most beautiful, fragile animals in nature, sometimes called “flying flowers.” Butterflies and moths pollinate flowers, and both adults and larvae are an important food source for birds, bats, and other wildlife. Nearly 700 kinds or  species  occur in North America. About 20 species commonly are found in the Pacific Northwest. Attracting butterflies to your yard and garden is easy if you create a habitat that meets the butterflies’ needs for growth and development. Butterfly larvae, or caterpillars, eat leaves. Adult butterflies feed on nectar from colorful, fragrant flowers. Putting in the right plants for both of these increases your chances of attracting and keeping butterflies in your garden. Suitable habitat also includes shelter from wind and rain, open sunny areas for basking, and mud puddles for water and nutrients. This publication describes the life cycle of butterflies, how to design your...
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Love Our Earth

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   In celebration of Earth Day tomorrow I wanted to share some information on recycling electronics and other products we use every day that contain chemicals that are potentially hazardous to our health and the environment. See the links below to gain access to the how, where and when of disposing of electronics and other hazardous items in your home that are no longer needed.  ALEXANDRIA - General information on rules and regulations of recycling in Alexandria.   FAIRFAX COUNTY - General information on recycling in Fairfax County.   I just became aware of a company called PCRecycler. They have a truly green approach to recycling electronics...mainly computers. The company does a free outreach to the community the 2nd Saturday of every month where consumers can bring their computers to their office in Chantilly and they will properly delete all information and recycle and dispose...
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Design Event on Saturday, April 24th

Simplify for Life is a new business partner with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Alexandria. I believe there is a synergy between my company's mission - to help people gain clarity and time through the process of organizing, and the ReStore's mission to support the Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia's mission to provide affordable housing to low income families in the area. A significant part of organizing is purging and letting go of items no longer needed and a good way to do so is by donating them to a charity. This Saturday, April 24th, the ReStore is partnering with the Metro Washington DC Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to host the third annual BIG Sale starting at 9:00 at the ReStore in Alexandria - 7770 Richmond Hwy (behind Gold's Gym). Members of ASID are donating items that will be sold at up to 75%...
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Clear the Clutter to Find your Life!

It is so uplifting to see everyone working on their yards, and to hear the sounds of nature and lawn mowers in our neighborhood. Spring is here finally after our long, hard winter! I feel the need, more strongly this year, to purge things from the inside of our home.  I want the weight of unnecessary things removed from our newly renovated home. I am really trying to push my agenda of simplicity which sometimes is met with resistance from everyone else in my family. One of my favorite columns to read in the Post is Michelle Singletary's, The Color of Money. She wrote this past Sunday about spring being the season of rebirth and that it is a good time to get busy throwing out the stuff clogging our homes, office, minds and spirits. I was very intrigued that a financial columnist was writing about decluttering and how clutter not...
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Celebrate Earth Day!

April 22, 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, more than 20 million people participated in activities that brought environmental awareness to the political forefront. More than 1 billion people today are expected to participate in Earth Day activities and issues of climate change, diminishing natural resources, air quality, and many other environmental issues are increasingly becoming a focus of public policy as well as daily life for many Americans. So what can you do this Earth Day? There is lots to choose from and more events that may not have made the list. Whether you decide to join the masses,  plant a tree in your yard, or simply remember to bring your own bag to the grocery store- it's all of our small acts that make a difference. be well. live green.    Get Involved in Local Activities: Earth Day Event Calendar  ...
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