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.
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.
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.