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Archive for July, 2011

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Jul

DCEN LUNCHEON: DC Wildlife

Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 01:25:07 PM EST

by Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network

The DC Environmental Network invites all metro-based environmentalists to a brown bag luncheon.

featuring:

– Mary Cheh, DC Councilmember,  Chair of Committee on the Environment, Public Works and Transportation

–  Dr. John Hadidian, Director – Urban Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States

– Anne Lewis, President, City Wildlife, Inc. 

– Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network – Moderator 

Background: On September 8th at noon join the DC Environmental Network for a presentation and discussion about the importance of protecting urban wildlife.

“Over the past several decades, local wildlife habitat has been severely depleted as farm land and wooded areas turn into suburbs, and suburbs turn into urban landscapes. Wild animals, whose very survival is at stake, are learning to adapt to living in close proximity with people. In fact, they are doing this so well that many former denizens of dense forests and vacant meadows–foxes, beaver, deer, opossums, and woodchucks, for example–are now living in even the most urban of environments.” – City Wildlife website.

Even with some adaptation by wildlife conflict between humans and wildlife is a daily occurance in urban centers around the world. Our three panelists will share the work they do to create policies and programs that humanely deal with the conflict between wildlife and humans.

Dr. Hadidian will focus on the importance of wildlife to a healthy city and describe programs and cutting edge concepts and ideas designed at helping people and wildlife co-exist. Councilmember Cheh will talk about policies to manage the relationship between wildlife and people in the Distrct and what might be worth looking at in the future. Anne Lewis will talk about City Wildlife, Inc’s plan to create a wildlife education and rehabilitation center to deal with the thousands of wild animals a year that need help.

Join us September 8th at Noon at Global Green USA, 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor – Near Farragut North & McPherson Square Metro.

Call-In Number: 775-269-3893, when prompted enter 399602#

RSVP for the September 8th DCEN Event Here!

19
Jul

DCEN LUNCHEON: DC Biofuels Plant

Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 06:06:31 PM EST

By Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network

The DC Environmental Network invites all metro-based environmentalists to a brown bag luncheon.

featuring:

– Wendell Jenkins, President & CEO, DC Biofuels

– Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network

Wendell Jenkins, President & CEO of DC Biofuels, will discuss plans to build a large biodiesel plant in Washington, DC. Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel is produced from any fat or oil through a process called transesterification. The DC plant will recycle used animal fats, vegetable oils & greases (FOG) from urban waste streams. (San Francisco currently has a bio-diesel plant and a vibrant, regional bio-fuels industry. We hope to have someone who can talk about San Francisco’s experience with biofuels.)

Initial plans are to produce “clean & green” biofuel for centrally-fueled public and private fleets. The DC Biofuels state-of-the-art production facility will process multiple FOG feedstocks, including “waste” vegetable oils (WVO), yellow grease, and brown grease, producing high-quality biodiesel (ASTM D 6751) and will be BQ900 certified. The facility will blend biodiesel with Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) that meets ASTM D 975 specifications based upon a  customer’s requirements. The finished blend will be treated with NOx-reducing & other performance-enhancing additives.

Join us August 4th at Noon at Global Green USA, 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor – Near Farragut North & McPherson Square Metro.

Call-In Number: 775-269-3893, when prompted enter 399602#.

RSVP for the August 4th DCEN Event Here!

All are welcome to attend.