The purpose of this nonprofit called Silver Spring Green is to make the city's downtown area greener and to reach out to both businesses and residents to help with the cause of sustainable living. Currently it's a very grass roots effort that's getting much positive feedback from all who've gotten involved.
This effort is similar to a program in Bethesda called Bethesda Green, but the Silver Spring group wants to put their city's own unique mark on the project, emphasizing what's most important for them.
Five local companies contributed the founding board members for Silver Spring Green: Impact Silver Spring, Capital One Bank, Clean Currents, Innovative Business Interiors, and Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company. While the organization was incorporated last week, its nonprofit status is still in the works.
Businesses realize that sustainability and green issues are important to their industry and especially to their customers. Residents know it will make a difference for future generations.
Discovery Communications provides a meeting space for the group and is also helping with their website and brochures. Organizers will be sending out flyers, knocking on doors and hosting neighborhood conversation circles to make residents aware of the group and hopefully get them interested in participating. Within the next few weeks their website, SilverSpringGreen.org, should be up as well.
So if you're approached and asked if you'd like to help make Silver Spring greener, say yes and join the cause!
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