The strong roots of every Green Festival stem from the incredible enthusiasm of the local and regional community, as well as the support of valuable relationships formed with local and regional nonprofit organizations. Green Festival Nonprofit Allies provide an incredible network of volunteerism and funding to socially and environmentally benefit the community. Visit Nonprofit Ally sites today and find out how you can engage to "Pay it Forward" and "Get it Back" in your community.
Thanks to our 2014 Washington, DC Nonprofit Allies:
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia is the local affiliate that coordinates all the work that goes into building homes in their service area, which includes Arlington and Fairfax counties, Falls Church, Alexandria, and Fairfax.
Since its establishment in 2010, Arcadia's mission has been to improve the health of our community, support the viability of local farmers, and preserve the environment for future generations.
Bethesda Green, brings business, government and community together through programs and services to promote a healthy economy and sustainable living practices in order to reduce our collective impact on the environment.
The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to fighting obesity, diabetes and other food related diseases by increasing access to healthful, affordable and sustainable food and beverages. The initial focus of the USHFC is on restaurants and other foodservice operations, which prepare a growing percentage of meals and play an increasing role in shaping the dietary habits of consumers.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the largest and most influential professional association for architects, interns, and those directly involved with the practice of architecture in the world. Based in Washington, DC. the AIA has almost 300 state and local chapters representing over 83,000 members, including a majority of registered architects in the United States.
GreenWheaton is an independent, nonpartisan, educational 501(c)(3) organization seeking to promote collaboration between residents, businesses and the community at large while providing environmental education and outreach for all members of the community.
The mission of FRESHFARM Markets is to educate the public about food and environmental issues, and to provide vital economic opportunities for local farmers. We accomplish this through our farmers markets and programs.
Interfaith Power and Light (MD•DC•NoVA) works with hundreds of congregations of all faiths across Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change. IPL helps congregations educate, incorporating environmental concerns into worship, teaching, and preaching. IPL helps congregations go green, by supporting them in saving energy, re-bidding their electricity contracts, purchasing clean power, and shifting other aspects of their institutional purchasing and practices to minimize environmental impact. IPL helps congregations speak out as part of local and national advocacy efforts to protect Creation.