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5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

The Artful Garden

The Artful Garden

Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

Preparations are well underway at the Dulles Expo Center for this weekend's Capital Home & Garden Show. The show starts this Friday, February 25th and runs through Sunday, February 27th. This marks the 15th Capital Home and Garden Show and show manager, Alyson Caplan, is looking forward to hosting her first spring show after holding a successful fall show this past September. “This is the time of year people are planning spring projects,” said Caplan.

How Much Do D.C. Residents Actually Know About Bedbugs?

The D.C. Department of Health hosted their second "Bed Bug Summit" yesterday, January 20 in Downtown D.C..  The meeting was held in an attempt to help continue to educate locals about bed bug prevention and eradication.

"DC residents, property managers and health care workers want to know more about how to recognize infestations," Wrote our Amy Leone regarding the summit.  "It is more important now than ever since these insects are now proliferating in office buildings, retail stores and even libraries."

Read the entire article and see a video about the summit on WUSA9.com.

With so much attention being paid to the bugs, we hit the streets of Downtown D.C. to ask residents what they knew about bed bugs.  

“Home Saver”: In Tough Times, The Housing Finance Agency Makes Living Near Your Work Tenable

“Home Saver”: In Tough Times, The Housing Finance Agency Makes Living Near Your Work Tenable

No sooner had the effects of our New Year’s Eve activities worn off when economists pounced to deliver the dreary news about what we can expect for our economy in 2011. Foreclosures are going to peak in 2011? Awesome. Thanks.

The District is not immune to this trend, which will mean hundreds of DC residents who are forced to move from their homes, probably settling in less expensive suburbs. This is exactly the kind of scenario we want to avoid in terms of the effect it has on transportation and commuting in our region. As people flock to the suburbs, from DC or elsewhere, they increase both traffic congestion and the need for additional transportation infrastructure and maintenance. goDCgo strongly encourages a “live near your work” strategy to reduce ill effects on an already-stressed transportation system and to improve the quality of life of those who work in DC—by remaining in DC.

Anacostia Home To Be Featured on HGTV'S "My First Sale" This Sunday

Anacostia Home To Be Featured on HGTV'S "My First Sale" This Sunday

This Sunday, January 9, the greater Anacostia community will be featured on HGTV’s My First Sale.  The show, which will air at 1 p.m., will follow Anacostia homeowner David Garber as he and Darrin Davis of Anacostia River Realty attempt to sell Garber’s renovated Anacostia home.

“As a Realtor, this coverage is absolutely great for the Anacostia community,” Davis said in a press release.  “We are introducing the world to this great community and hopefully dispelling some misperceptions.”

Check out some of the photos of the house.  Would you buy it?  

Seasons Greetings - Holiday Event at the US Botanic Garden

Check out the U.S. Botanic Gardens for thier annual holiday exhibit. The exhibit features landmarks from around the world, including famous DC buildings, made out of plant materials.

Some examples from last year include floral versions of the US Capitol & The Lincoln Memorial.  Some pictures from last years show can be seen in this slide show.  Maybe this year they'll have blooming food trucks, they are everywhere!  You'll have to visit the Gardens to find out.

It opens on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 25) and runs through Jan 2.  Stop by on a Tuesday or Thursday, they are open late until 8pm and will have live musical perfromances each evening.

Like all of thier events, this one is #free.  So if you your looking to save some money after exceeding your holiday budget, you're in luck!