For Earth Day, the Citizens Association of Georgetown began the Orthodox Easter morning with a neighborhood clean-up and scavenger hunt, partnered with Georgetown University, on April 24.
With earth-loving booths set up along the stand of trees in the middle of Volta Park at 34th Street and Volta Place, neighbors and friends learned about the Georgetown Garden Club and its upcoming tour on May 7, Trees for Georgetown and its efforts around town, Casey Trees and Georgetown University’s recycling projects — and got lots of free stuff like gardening gloves.
There was live music — mostly bluegrass, naturally — and family-friendly activities, such as painting your own flower pot … or your face. It’s never too early to educate children about the environment as they have fun with flowers, said one plant-loving mom.
Another observed: “This is a great example of acting locally while thinking globally.”