The Shenandoah Area Branch of the National Capitol Region/USGBC Hosted a Packed House Last Night(09/10/09)

Thanks to all for attending the SAB program last evening. Jim Burton of Cater Burton Architects and Robert Glenn of Jackson Kelley (joined by Nathan Webb of Reader Swartz Architects) engaged us with their presentations highlighting LEED certified projects,green design and all the new green tax incentives. The third floor of the Union Jack Pub in quait old town Winchester hosted over thirty of us hungry for new green knowledge and thirsty for local refreshment. For information about joining our NCR branch in the Shenadoah area or to be notified of upcoming workshops and events please email or log on to

Upcoming eCycle Events
HarvFest 2009

Paragraph.HarvFest 09 - A Taste of the Country.  Saturday, September 19, 2009, 9am - 5pm, Clermont Farm, just east of Berryville on Business Route 7.  Join us for a unique, authentic and delicious day celebrating Local Food, Farming, and History.  Food & drink vendors, great live music, children's activities, farming demonstrations, hayrides, and more. 
An almost no-waste event, thanks to ecycle Green Collective!
$5 per adult, kids under 12 free.    Benefiting the Clermont Farm Trust, Clarke County Historical Association, and Clarke County African American Cultural Center.  HarvFest is seeking SPONSORS & VENDORS.  Visit or call 540.955.2600 for more information.

Frederick County Sustainability Festival

eCycle will be exhibiting at this family friendly community based September 20th 10am til 1:00pm come check us out that day to learn more about what services we provide.
 visit for more info.

Watermelon Park Fest

Watermelon Park Fest '09 and eCycle have partnered to host a great green festival!!! September 24-26
Come visit us in the bicycle powered Green Tent and watch our zero waste initiative in action!!!
Visit for details!!!!

Boutique Bridal Show at Morven Park Goes GREEN!!!

eCycle Green Collective is greening this event to help the Blueridge Bridal Showcase and Morven Park host this expo as a Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral and green event.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
1 - 4 pm
Historic Morven Park
The Westmoreland David Memorial Foundation
17263 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, Virginia 20176

NEWS and  previous events

eCycle Helps The Shenandoah Fair '09 Recycle!

August 19,2009 Today was the Day! eCycle and Troop 5 tackled the permanent recycling barrels for the Shenandoah County Fair! Brian Ash of eCycle Green Collective showed up bright and early with his construction crew to start modification of the barrels donated by Coca Cola and O'Sullivan Films. The 100 barrels will be used throughout the year by hosts of events such as the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and upcoming Family Fun Day held in October each year.
eCycle crew members formed an assembly line to drilled through the tops of the barrels to enlarge the holes used for the original purpose of the containers. The next group removed the entire lid using a reciprocating saw and sent the barrel on to have wooden stops screwed into the inside rim. This allowed the modified lid to sit in place of the blocks.
Members of Strasburg Boy Scout Troop 5 under the guidance of Howard Colson applied the red Coca Cola recycling wraps and then turned them over to Butch who used the heat gun to shrink the wrappers in place. Shaun Smith Area Rep for Coke and Phil Free of O'Sullivan Films did their parts with Shaun helping to empty water from the white barrels and Phil making several trips to deliver the 50 brand new barrels his company donated to the fair.

It was a cloudy day but that did not dampen the spirits of the men at work. All this was made possible by these and the 28 sponsors who contributed at least $100 each to cover the cost of recycling at the 2009 Shenandoah County Fair. Thanks to all who believe in this "no brainer" cause as some of the kids call it. After all, it is these young people who will benefit most from our becoming more responsible as adults.
 To watch a cool video of the guys havin' fun while retro fitting the barrels go to:

Friday Night Cheers goes ZERO WASTE & Carbon Neutral with eCycle Green Collective

August 7,2009 was a normal hot and sappy August day but that didn't dampen attendance with over 800 folks showing up to have fun and benefit a great cause (Blue Ridge Theraputic Riding Center) hosted by Winchester's Latest Rotary. Winchester's Latest Rotary is an entity committed to going green and hosting sustainable events. eCycle GC was proud to sponsor their Zero Waste Carbon Neutral initiative.

Valley EarthFest '09 a ZERO Waste Carbon Neutral Event

Green vendors at VEF '09
eCycle's annual celebration in honor of Earth Day...This event held on  June 6,2009 (everyday is EarthDay) had over 500 in attendance this year.
To learn more about this festival and the 2010 VEF please log onto : Zero waste and Carbon Neutral details for this event can be found there as well.
To see photos from Valley EarthFest '08 click here:

Previous eCycle Green Collective Events 

May 16, 2009 Historic Longbranch Farm Environmental Fair and Fishing Derby
May 18, 2009 Historic Longbranch farm Farm to Fork Symposium
March 29, 2009 Building for a Greener Future Conference Green Homes Tour
March 28,2009 Building for a Greener Future Conference

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