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Monday, August 10, 2009

CarbonfreeDC To Help Green Shaw

This is a pretty cool announcement from CarbonfreeDC:
On July 22, CarbonfreeDC won 1 of 5 $20,000 grants from National Geographic and Sun Chips in the Green Effect competition. From over 2,500 entries, CarbonfreeDC's Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover proposal won over the judges, even becoming Frito-Lay VP Dave Haft's favorite submission.

The Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover aims to help 20 deserving families green their homes and lower their energy bills with energy-efficient upgrades, weatherization, water conserving enhancements and much more. As part of the project, CarbonfreeDC will host educational workshops in the selected neighborhoods to help others take action in their own homes.

CarbonfreeDC is excited to announce the DC neighborhoods of Deanwood and Shaw have been chosen to be a part of the Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover. Thanks to Pastor and Mrs. Newell of the New Covenant Evangelistic Center and Commissioner Sylvia C. Brown for their compelling nominations that lead to our decision to choose these neighborhoods. Now we will go about the process of choosing 20 deserving homes from these neighborhoods to receive the green makeover treatment.
CarbonfreeDC also just rolled out a revamped website,, with the following new features:
*The Extreme Green Neighborhood Blog: See their latest announcements and updates. Learn about sponsors and see new pictures or videos.

*The Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover Proposal: Learn about their plan to green 20 homes in Deanwood and Shaw.

*The Extreme Green Gala: If you're as excited about this as they are, join them on October 9th to celebrate and support CarbonfreeDC and the Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover.

*Partnerships Page: CarbonfreeDC is looking for local businesses & groups interested in helping with this project in return for good karma & great promotions.
You can also keep track of CarbonfreeDC's progress on Twitter.

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