Step-5 Sustainable Landscape, invitation to DC Green Festival
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As the recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic Award sponsored by Hines Horticulture, Project Evergreen and Today’s Garden Center magazine, I want to invite you to the DC Green Festival to hear my speech on the topic of ‘sustainable landscapes’. To peak attendee interest, I implemented a 5-step sustainable landscape program. Starting the week of September 20th each week I posted eco tips/strategies on my www.TheWrightScoop.com blog, twitter ID WrightScoop and facebook group The Wright Scoop. Step-1 challenged all to accept personal accountability, http://blog.thewrightscoop.com/2010/09/19/step1--sustainable-landscapes-... . Step-2 provided tips/strategies for ‘growing green market share’, http://blog.thewrightscoop.com/2010/09/26/sustainable-landscapes-step2-g... . Step-3 challenged communities to create eco-cities, http://blog.thewrightscoop.com/2010/10/03/sustainable-landscapes-step3-e... Step-4 discussed a definition for the term ‘sustainability’, http://blog.thewrightscoop.com/2010/10/11/sustainable-landscapes-step4-s... . And, my final step invites all to the DC Green Festival Saturday, October 23, from 12:30 to 1:15pm held at the Organic Gardening and Urban Farming Pavilion located in the DC Convention Center to hear my speech Gardening Green: the sustainable landscape. A signing of my book From Eco-weak to Eco-chic: landscape green is host by Washington Gardener magazine and held at their exhibit booth. Join me in an effort to urge all to move from eco-weak to eco-chic, green America’s landscape. For details, see Green Festivals http://www.greenfestivals.org/index.php?option=com_mtree2&task=viewlink&... . Gardening Green: the sustainable landscape Whether experienced or novice, homeowner or renter all are challenged to create landscapes from a sustainable point of view, seeking to reduce their carbon footprint as well as create pesticide free edible landscapes. For any style garden, should not simply illustrate traditional design but be the result of the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green, healthier urban/suburban communities.” Still, I advise consumers to take the concept of sustainability a step further, not simply a use of plants that works-well in their region but those that contribute to regional economic sustainability: developed, grown and distributed within their community. Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic – Historically, as I advocate in my book From Eco-weak to Eco-chic: landscape green, http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/from-eco-weak-to-eco-chic-lan... - earth-friendly is defined in terms of reduce, reuse and recycle. Eco-chic takes earth-friendly a step further. It is a reflection of how we feel about the environment, not just as a lifestyle choice but a decorating style as well. During my speech – Gardening Green, the sustainable landscape, I share strategies that respect an existing vista, preserving and enhancing its health. For plants should not simply be selected to provide contrast of structure, texture or color, but make environmental contributions, too. Festival Details – A Green Festival celebrates what is working in communities, for people, businesses and the environment. Here, green means safe, healthy communities and strong, local economies. Green is the symbol of hope, social and economic justice, as well as creating ecological balance. I am only one of many visionary speakers and more than 300 green businesses that join forces to provide how-to workshops, green films, yoga and movement classes, green careers sessions, organic beer and wine, delicious organic cuisine and live music. Event details are available at web site www.greenfestivals.org , select Washington Festival 2010 or call 1-800-58-GREEN. As a participant, I challenge Festival attendees to green their landscapes eco-chic style - the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green and a healthier community. Link to web site www.TheWrightScoop.com for details of my eco activities or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com .