Eco Chic: 3 Green Summer Picks

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The Green Scene
Start a Revolution
It’s time for both you and Mother Earth to get in shape this summer. Thanks to the Washington
Sports Club’s “Green Revolution,” members at the Columbia Height’s location use bikes in the
cycling studio to turn their sweat and tears into clean, renewable energy. Each bike is connected to
the club’s electrical grid and cyclists can individually track his or her renewable energy output. A typical
group class using 20 bikes can produce up to 3.6. Megawatts of renewable energy per year – enough
power to light 72 homes for a month. For more information, go to www.mysportsclubs.com.
Outdoor Adventures
Bugs-Be-Gone
Enjoy the outdoors without worrying about bug bites, thanks to the non-toxic formula used in
Insectimist. This custom-designed, automatic system uses Pyrethrum, a water-based biodegradable
solution, on plants and yards. A natural derivative of the chrysanthemum flower, the spray is safe to
use around pets and children, and makes for a comfortable outdoor experience at home or for any
event. Call 1-888-662-8432 or visit www.mybugsolution.com for more information.
Sweet Treat
Green Caffeine
If you’re looking for a socially responsible morning jolt of coffee and a “green” caffeine fix, PEET ’S COFFEE has you covered. From
roasting beans in the nation’s first LEE D Gold certified roasting facility to partnering with socially-responsible organizations around
the world, Peet’s keeps its corporate eye not only on consumers, but on the source itself. The company works directly with family farmers
everywhere from Rwanda to Guatemala. WL PI CK: The Fair Trade Blend, which features a blend of Central American coffees from Fair
Trade co-op mills in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Peet’s Coffee & Tea, www.peets.com.
IN & OUT
Stargazing in the Shenandoah Valley, Stargazing at the White House Correspondents’ Association
Dinner … until next year at least
“Spill, baby, spill”, “Drill, baby, drill”
Georgetown’s new and improved “Social Safeway”, The unfriendly neighborhood food martThe Insider’s Guide to Washington

Cycling at Washington Sports Club

Green cycling at Washington Sports Club

The Green Scene

Start a Revolution It’s time for both you and Mother Earth to get in shape this summer. Thanks to the Washington Sports Club’s “Green Revolution,” members at the Columbia Height’s location use bikes in the cycling studio to turn their sweat and tears into clean, renewable energy. Each bike is connected to the club’s electrical grid and cyclists can individually track his or her renewable energy output. A typical group class using 20 bikes can produce up to 3.6. Megawatts of renewable energy per year – enough power to light 72 homes for a month. For more information, go to www.mysportsclubs.com.

Outdoor Adventures

Bugs-Be-Gone Enjoy the outdoors without worrying about bug bites, thanks to the non-toxic formula used in Insectimist. This custom-designed, automatic system uses Pyrethrum, a water-based biodegradable solution, on plants and yards. A natural derivative of the chrysanthemum flower, the spray is safe to use around pets and children, and makes for a comfortable outdoor experience at home or for any event. Call 1-888-662-8432 or visit www.mybugsolution.com for more information.

Sweet Treat

Green Caffeine If you’re looking for a socially responsible morning jolt of coffee and a “green” caffeine fix, Peet’s Coffee has you covered. From roasting beans in the nation’s first LEE D Gold certified roasting facility to partnering with socially-responsible organizations around the world, Peet’s keeps its corporate eye not only on consumers, but on the source itself. The company works directly with family farmers everywhere from Rwanda to Guatemala. WL PI CK: The Fair Trade Blend, which features a blend of Central American coffees from Fair Trade co-op mills in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Peet’s Coffee & Tea, www.peets.com.

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