“Sustainability for the 22nd Century” Exhibit at U.S. Botanic Garden

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The U.S. Botanic Garden, located on the National Mall across from the U.S. Capitol, is featuring an exhibit on living sustainably now through October 13th. The ‘One Planet – Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century’ exhibit shows not only how sustainability applies to gardens and the landscape, but also how each of us impacts the planet and how small changes can make a difference.

Garden displays are located on the Conservatory Terrace, and interpretive and sculptural displays are in the National Garden and Bartholdi Park. Over 40 sculptures of ‘Cool Globes’ (pictured here) are featured throughout both parks to bring awareness of environmental issues. Local, national and international artists, as well as school children designed the globes using a variety of materials.

Visitors walking the grounds will also get to see a ‘sustainable schoolyard’ display, a garage with a green roof, and a group of solar panels generating electricity.

Admission is free, so why not come out and enjoy a crisp autumn day meandering through the fun and informative gardens on the National Mall?

Visit the U.S. Botanic Garden website for more information.

photo by Dan Kulpinski

Tag(s): Events, For Kids, Going Green, The Great Green Outdoors

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