EcoTeen Action Network Proposes Reusable Go-Box for “National Landing”

In April 2019 at a celebration in Crystal City, VA, the Eco Teen Action Network (ETAN), a Global Co Lab Network partnership with the Smithsonian Conservation Commons asked the question, “What should environmental sustainability look like in a developing urban community like Arlington, VA?”  The event was hosted by the Co Lab with support from […] more



Maine Styrofoam Ban starting 2021

Arlington, VA May 2, 2019 Why is everyone talking about Styrofoam? I planned to visit Maine this summer and I am delighted to know I am less likely to see a styrofoam cup in the sand.  Maine became the first state to ban Styrofoam, and many other states are poised to do the same. Loose in […] more

Humbling Review

Monday, January 28th, passionate members of the Greater DC community congregated at Miriam Gennari’s home for the inaugural Alliance to Regional Cooperation.  This exciting, new nonprofit is being led by Jim Schulman, architect for over three decades and dedicated to creating buildings created with material reuse.  This organization will focus on the DC region, ensuring […] more

Screening: StyrofoamMom, the Movie

The event will be held at the Sierra Club on the 8th floor, 50 F St NW. February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM Join us for a screening of StyrofoamMom and then stay for a panel discussion with experts from around the DC region. Register Now more

Arlington, VA – Screening Reactions

Arlingtonians got their first local opportunity to watch the film StyrofoamMom on January 17, where the journey started, in Arlington VA at the monthly Freedom Is Not Free Meeting (FINF). FINF is a local nonpartisan action group. Miriam Gennari both producer and the subject of the film developed her artistic and cinematic experience through Arlington […] more

New York City Bans Single-Use Foam

Happy New Year!  As we wake in 2019 StyrofoamMom congratulates New York City for finally banning restaurants from using food foam containers.   After years of laws suits beginning in 2013, a judge ultimately ruled last year that there was “no economically feasible or environmentally effective way” to recycle the containers,  contrary to the misinformed, […] more

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