In this picture, taken by her partner, Charlotte is heading up to set some anchors for climbing at Carderock! This past summer, we held our annual EcoWomen Photo Contest in honor of Earth Day. Thank you to all who participated and submitted photos. We were thrilled to receive so many stunning submissions that highlighted your visual stories about women, the environment, and the DC community. Congrats to one of our finalists Charlotte! The questionnaire below introduces her pe
By Deyala El-Haddad, DC EcoWomen member and Liveamongchic blog author Going outside for a walk or hike and getting some fresh air can positively impact your mental and physical health and science has told us that being outdoors and in nature can significantly improve your overall health and happiness. Here are a few benefits to being outside and surrounding yourself with nature: Being outside and in nature can help decrease stress and anxiety. Going for walks in the sunshine
By Alyssa Ritterstein, DC EcoWomen Blog Manager and Communications Committee VC More than 15 years ago, two women hatched a plan to launch EcoWomen. Today, there are more than 5,000 women in the DC EcoWomen network. Here are a few photos to showcase DC EcoWomen through the years. I hope you enjoy them! Alisa Gravitz, CEO of Green America, was the speaker at our first EcoHour – a free event where successful women in the environmental field discuss their work (left). In 2005, w
Getting the Most of Autumn: Where to “Hike Locally” By DC EcoBlogger Dawn Bickett The crisp air and changing leaves of autumn – along with a new reason to celebrate: the end of the shutdown – make it the perfect season to be outdoors and hiking. But finding, and getting to, a nearby trail can feel like a serious challenge, especially when you live in a city. Luckily, there are many trails scattered in and around the District, several less than 2 miles from the National Mall!
By DC EcoWomen blogger Dawn Bickett One of the reasons I love Washington DC is that its strong public transit and walkable neighborhoods often make owning or using a car unnecessary. But when I tried leaving the city for the great outdoors, I found I could barely get past the Beltway without one. Turns out, I was wrong. Car-less DC EcoWomen, I have some exciting news! It is possible to hike, backpack, and camp outside of DC without driving there. And not only can it be done,