Friday, April 25, 2014

Town of Vienna Green Expo Recap


It was such a great opportunity to attend the Green Expo that was held at the Town of Vienna Community Center on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30am-9:00pm. The expo featured over 35 local and regional exhibitors providing useful ideas on how to green your lifestyle to the public. Topics from the exhibitors included eco-friendly transportation, environmental awareness, electronics recycling, home energy audit, clean energy, and automobile alternative fuel options.


At the Green Expo, I visited and spoke to a few exhibitors which are noted below.

Exhibitors
Spokes Etc.
224 Maple Avenue E, Vienna, VA 
I picked up a bicycle map of Fairfax County that shows different bicycle friendly routes to use for work or for personal use.
Website: http://spokesetc.com/

Bikes @ Vienna.128 Church Street, NW, Vienna, VA 22180
The Brompton folding bicycle is a great option if you have small living space or if you want to carry this bicycle on the metro. The exhibitor demonstrated how to unfold the bicycle. Brompton website also demonstrates how to fold and unfold the bicycle.
Website: http://brompton.com/pages/9035
https://brompton.zendesk.com/entries/21697337-fold-and-unfold-the-bike


Walk, Bike, Shop Vienna!
The exhibitor handed me a sheet and mentioned that local businesses are participating in the Walk, Bike, Shop Vienna from May 3-May 2014. She pointed out that this initiative is to encourage individuals to support the local business via walking or biking to the local businesses. Participating local businesses will donate 5% of purchases made by individuals to local PTA’s.
Website: http://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=1134

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
198 Van Buren Street, Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20170
I stopped by this one and wanted to know when the Silver line completion date would be. Rumor has it that it might be late summer of this year but not guaranteed.
Website: http://www.dullesmetro.com/
Website: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Decision-on-Metros-Silver-Line-Could-Come-Thursday-256533671.html

Northeast Vienna Citizens Association
They have a new Community and Learning garden. They are looking for volunteers to participate.
Website: http://nevca.wordpress.com/

eAssets electronic Recycling.
427 N Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046
I am glad that I stopped by this table because I have two computers that need recycling. eAssets Solutions provide recycling solutions for computer and electronic assets. They mentioned that if you want equipment shredded, the cost is $5 dollars.
Website: http://eassetsolutions.com/



Vienna Parks and Recreation.
120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180
Beautifying the neighborhood parks is the objective of this exhibitor. I picked up a Park Guide and ask the exhibitor which park(s) are the most popular and recommended to view. He mentioned Glyndon Park and Sarah Walker Mercer Park.

The Town of Vienna Green Expo was encouraging that it gave attention to find more ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Have you made “Green Living” a part of your life? What things have you included in your life to be “green”? 

Photo Credit of Green Globe from Commons Wikimedia