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Go Green! - Great Owl Circle's First Green Event

On Sunday, September 7, 2008, Great Owl Circle celebrated our first green event. Many neighbors stopped by for a free coffee, snack and chat about green topics. The most common questions were:

  • How do I install a rain barrel to reduce erosion on my sloped yard?
  • How do I reduce the amount of mosquitoes without chemicals?
  • What items can I recycle?

The kids enjoyed painting on pieces of recycled orange boxes and decorating a Go Green banner.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Now the committee is planning our next event and initiatives!

Photo of neighbors discussing questions at the Go Green event

Photo of the neighbors chatting at the Go Green event

Photo of the green resources table at the Go Green event

Photo of two neighborhood girls drawing on the Go Green banner

Let's put the Owl back into Great Owl Circle!

Join the Green Committee today!
A new group formed in July 2008

Our goal is to create a responsible, green community: Educate, Participate, Enjoy!

Elizabeth O'Beirne - Chairwoman
Mark Schneider - Vice Chairman
Donna Brother
Carla Brown
Anne Jachimowski

Join our monthly meeting, typically held the 2nd Sunday at 4pm. Yummy snacks provided!
Contact Elizabeth if you are interested.

Past Green Efforts in Ridgewood Cluster

In summer 2006, some cluster residents worked in partnership with Reston Environmental Action (REACT) to survey and educate about recycling options. We surveyed cluster residents about what they recycle, then handed out recycling tips. Finally, we surveyed residents again to see if recycling efforts had improved. Similar surveys were done in other Reston clusters.

Helpful Links

Recycling Tips

Fairfax County Recycling Chart

Earth 911 - Look up where to bring hard-to-recycle items by zip code

Reston / Herndon Freecycle Group - Join this free local group to give away unwanted items

National Wildlife Federation Backyard Gardening Tipsheets - Green Committee member Carla Brown works here and Reston is a certified Community Wildlife Habitat.

Composter Options - Carla prepared a spreadsheet of composter products for those who are interested in starting.