Green Neighborhood Challenge BLAST OFF!

On October 1st, 2012 a diverse range of community groups in Maryland and Washington, D.C. launched their 60-day Green Neighborhood Challenge (GNEC) campaigns to educate and inspire members of their communities to switch to wind power at home. Participating groups receive a $30 donation from Clean Currents for every associated household that switches to wind power. The donations earned through GNEC fund local greening initiatives that directly benefit participating communities.

The Silver Spring YMCA launched their GNEC campaign October 1st at a Healthy Living Workshop for Latino mothers and their children. “Part of healthy living is living in a way that keeps our community and planet healthy” Says Patricia Coronado, Director of Membership for the Silver Spring YMCA.

Other groups that launched their GNEC campaigns this week include the Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, MD, Seaward Academy in Washington, D.C., the Calvert Hills Neighborhood in College Park, MD, and The Zenith Apartments managed by Bozzuto in Baltimore City.

October 17th, we’re kicking off GNEC in Baltimore as part of Wind Powered Baltimore Week. Hosted at Union Mill, part of Seawall Development, community organizations can learn more about how to be part of GNEC. Running on 100% wind power, Union Mill is an example of historic buildings restored and repurposed to build community. Once a stone mill, this building is now home to teachers, who receive discounted rates, and non-profit offices occupy commercial space.

Interested in starting your own Green Neighborhood Challenge with your community? Join us!

GNEC Kick-Off in Baltimore – Join the Challenge
Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Union Mill – 1500 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

Anyone interested in starting their own Green Neighborhood Challenge with their neighborhood, school, faith-based congregation, or non-profit organization is encouraged to attend!

  • Learn about our residential wind and solar power programs
  • Get all the information you will need to get your group involved
  • Enter into a raffle for a $50 gift card to Woodberry Kitchen
  • Connect with other like-minded active community members and organization representatives
  • Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

To learn more, contact Emily Conrad at or 301-754-0430 x706. RSVP here.