Going Green, Citizens Meet at Swedish Embassy; Re-nominate Altemus
Starting with a rooftop reception at the House of Sweden (aka the Swedish Embassy) for its April 18 meeting, members and guests of the Citizens Association of Georgetown first enjoyed the sunset and looked down on the flood damage at Washington Harbour across the street. Later, D.C. recycler Catherine Plume gave her take on "changing the world one water bottle at a time" through the proper uses of "reduce, re-use and recycle." The event was all about being green for Earth Day. One of the greenest embassies, the House of Sweden has that in spades. "Electricity from wind power and not from Pepco," noted its general manager Cecilia Browning, as she welcomed the crowd. On hand was Occasions, the first certified green caterer. CAG president Jennifer Altemus was nominated for a third year—along with vice president Gianluca Pivato, treasurer Robert Laycock and secretary Christopher Mathews. The vote will be at the May 17 gathering.