Annual Report

A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Over the years, I have been fortunate to visit many cities and communities around the world. I try to get a sense of what makes each place unique and what makes people proud of the place they call home. People often describe physical characteristics, culture, key leaders or organizations. They also talk about attachment and belonging.

Bethesda, Maryland has a strong sense of pride and identity. It is a vibrant community with an educated population, including a popular downtown and a thriving business district. It’s home to the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, major corporations, innumerable restaurants, a strong arts community and much more.

By all standards, Bethesda is a great place to live and work, and is in a unique position to embrace green as part of its fabric and become a model sustainable community.

A sustainable community is one that is economically, environmentally and socially healthy and resilient. It fosters broad-based citizen participation in planning and implementation. It addresses challenges through integrated solutions rather than through fragmented approaches that meet individual goals at the expense of others. And it takes a long-term perspective — one that’s focused on both the present and future.

Bethesda Green is helping to make Bethesda a sustainable community.

Bethesda Green has a strong record of success in the community. We regularly hear inspiring stories about how we are affect lives and promote change. Our culture of collaboration, inclusion and service has led to a stronger business climate, healthier ecosystems and a place that provides a higher quality of life. Thousands have contributed and participated.

But we are only just beginning. Our plans for 2012 and beyond are ambitious for an organization our size. We still need the support, participation and idea of our community. You’re always welcome at Bethesda Green and we hope to see you here.

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Dave Feldman

Executive Director

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PUBLICATIONS

      Mission Report

2012 Annual Report         Mission Report

Sponsors

Champion

Capital One Bank
Honest Tea

Leader

The Bernstein Companies
Chevy Chase Acura Nissan
Cohn Reznick Group
Consultance Accounting Services
LetterSpace Creative
MOM's Organic Market

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Bethesda Green: We are a public-private partnership that promotes sustainable growth and sustainable living practices. Bethesda Green brings together business, government and the community to create a dynamic model of sustainable living right here in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda Green created the first green business incubator in Montgomery County and we help individuals lead greener lives as well.
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