As a Community Partner, Bethesda Green launches initiatives that inform and connect people, public and private organizations, synergically toward local innovative solutions.

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Focusing on community leaders and youth

  • Bethesda Green Leadership Academy for local high school seniors
  • Annual Fields of Green Internship Fair
  • Bethesda Green Neighbors Group, a monthly gathering of community leaders

Informing and inspiring others

  • Bethesda Recycles, providing visible recycling bins in Bethesda since 2008

  • Bethesda Green Sustainability Series, opportunity to inform and to learn

  • Celebrate local Green Champions and be inspired at our Annual Gala

BETHESDA GREEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Bethesda Green Leadership Academy is an experiential school-year long sustainability program targeting high school students in their senior year currently offered for the following area high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walt Whitman, Walter Johnson

The training focuses on environmental stewardship and community engagement with local organizations and businesses.

“I was required often to take action on my own and really lead several projects, which really helped me get used to running things without following others, and taught me how to do things on my own.”
– Emily Isaac, B-CC High School, Class of 2017

ANNUAL GALA

Annually, every fall, Bethesda Green partners with Bethesda Magazine to celebrate local Green Champions.

The Gala is a night of celebration, great music, seasonal menu from local purveyors, silent auction, and good music. It is a not-to-be-missed top-notch networking opportunity to meet sustainability thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and others interested in promoting a green agenda.

See photos from the 2017 event and learn more about becoming a sponsor for next years event.

BETHESDA RECYCLES

Since 2008, the recycle bins installed by Bethesda Green have collected on average over 5,000 pounds of materials annually.

In partnership with The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda Green supports the Bethesda Recycles program through planning for bin upgrades, mapping assets and education.

SUSTAINABILITY SERIES

Bethesda Green’ Sustainability Series presents subjects of interest to the community that will help foster stronger environmental stewardship in the community. Event prices and locations may vary. Events do not take place based on a regular schedule, but as announced.

View upcoming events on our community calendar.

BE GREEN NEIGHBORS GROUP

Bethesda Green Neighbors Group thrive to:

  • Increase awareness about sustainability
  • Strengthen connections with neighborhood leaders
  • Identify measurable action steps for communities in and around Bethesda

The group meets once a month to perform a service project or engage in an educational presentation on sustainability. To join, email us at info@bethesdagreen.org.

FIELDS OF GREEN INTERNSHIP FAIR

The Fields of Green Internship Fair provides an opportunity for college-age students, mainly from the DC metro area, to engage with innovative startups and mid-size area businesses through immersive summer internships. It is a one-day annual event for exhibitors to set up a table and interact with potential internship candidates.

Are you a student or organization who has questions about our internship fair? Please contact info@bethesdagreen.org.

“I think this is such an awesome event. I’m glad I came out to see the types of jobs in the field.”
– Eve Wellish, George Washington University 21’

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

Community Food Rescue

Community Food Rescue is the coordinated food recovery network for Montgomery County, Maryland. It enhances the commendable work of businesses, individuals, and organizations that already recover and redistribute good food to people suffering from hunger. During the launch period of this initiative in 2015, Bethesda Green was a partner to recruit food donor restaurants and volunteer food runners in and around Bethesda.

Enhancing the Green on Greenery Lane

In 2015, Bethesda Green (Bethesda, MD) was awarded a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust through the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund administered by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. The recipient site was Glen Waye Gardens Condominiums (Silver Spring, MD), a long-time partner of Bethesda Green.

The project tackled stormwater runoff reduction in 3 ways:

  • Reforestation; adding 200 young trees to the property
  • Rainwater collection; installing 6 cisterns.
  • Conservation-landscaping;  with 160  planted native plants and trees

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