Eco-Living Magazine

Hey, DC! Live Green Wants to Give You Discounts to Help You Do Just That

Posted on the 20 April 2011 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev
Hey, DC! Live Green Wants to Give You Discounts to Help You Do Just ThatWashington, D.C. : the city of advocacy. As I was strolling to a local Potbelly for lunch, I was approached by a solicitor on 19th street between K and L. This is a usual occurrence in Washington and will only get more frequent as the weather turns nicer. I always check to see what organization is represented but rarely stop to sign up, talk, or otherwise interact with the sidewalk solicitors. This time, however, I noticed the organization was Live Green. “Hmmm….Perhaps I could write this up on the website. I should talk to these guys,” I thought. I told Randell (sorry if I miss spelled your name – they need to give you guys some business cards!) that I was hungry but would come back after eating.

Boy, the surprise on his face when I actually came back! I talked to him briefly and found out that Live Green “works to grow the green economy by making eco-friendly living easy, fun, and affordable in the DC Metro Area” and that they  ”are a membership organization connecting consumers to the best, local green businesses by securing great discounts on everyday green products and services.” Well, he didn’t put it exactly like that (I’m quoting the website there) but he had his spiel down pat and was very knowledgeable and interested in answering my questions. Based in Adam’s Morgan (across the street from the McDonald’s at 18th & Columbia) the organization aims to bring the environmental and economic together by finding businesses that are looking at the triple bottom line and considering people and the planet in addition to profit. Live Green members get a Live Green card that can be used for discounts at eco-friendly businesses in Washington, DC (and Chicago, apparently).

D.C. has recognized the company with the 2009 Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Award. As the website says, “Live Green gives you discounts with a purpose. For just $18/year, you’ll get a discount card that saves you money at all sorts of eco-friendly places.” Even though I’m moving to Japan in June, I may sign up. Take a look at the website, and let us know what you think if you are already a member.

[Image Credit]

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A Heartfelt Letter to My First Child - I Miss Those Times Too

    Heartfelt Letter First Child Miss Those Times

    For those of us who chose to have more than one kid, have you ever thought of how life would be if you had only one? You would have so much more time for... Read more

    16 hours, 23 minutes ago by   A Happy Mum
  • This is How to Put Together a Fabulous Outfit In Minutes

    This Together Fabulous Outfit Minutes

    Putting together a stylish outfit everyday doesn't have to be tricky. In fact I've come up with a simple formula that you can use over and over for all... Read more

    16 hours, 26 minutes ago by   Imogenl
  • Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    Cream Scones (Anneka Manning)

    version;It was the end of a typical school day as the kids were streaming out from their classes..."Hi Sweetie!""Mum, we baked scones at school today.""Sounds... Read more

    16 hours, 58 minutes ago by   Zoebakeforhappykids
  • Blind Fear

    I write a lot about Love, about Justice, about Intuition- about all the essential things that see without seeing. I think a lot about blind spots, about the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Rarasaur
  • Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 31 – Alan Young

    Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 Daily Updates Alan Young

    Latest news, Multiday News, Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 - Daily Updates - Day 31 Daily Diary Tuesday 18th July -... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Abichal
  • Review: Hir (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Review: (Steppenwolf Theatre)

    In Mac's kitchen-sink drama, the meek shall inherit the earth Review by Catey Sullivan Early on in Taylor Mac's Hir , the playwright offers up a monologue... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Chicagotheaterbeat
  • How to Find a Foundation Repair Company

    Do you own a house? If this is the case, you might eventually encounter some problems with your home’s foundation. These problems can become very serious if the... Read more

    The 19 July 2017 by   Peppertan