Check out our upcoming events and opportunities:
Back to School Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 24, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Anxo DC
Join the DC Net Impact Professional chapter as we gather with the local university chapters for our annual back-to-school networking celebration! This is a fabulous opportunity to compare notes with students of other programs and local professionals that share the same passion for environmental sustainability and social impact.
Meet with fellow students from: Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland and American University, and with your peers in the DCNI Professional Chapter.
Tickets are $10, which includes entrance and pinxtos served at Anxo;
Register now via Eventbrite.
Leveraging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency for Impact
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Republic Restoratives, 1369 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Blockchain is one of the largest technological disruptors of our lifetime, changing the way that we do finance, accounting, and record keeping.
You may be intimately familiar with what blockchain is, or the name might just be a buzzword you hear on the news. Regardless of your familiarity with blockchain, this technology has incredible implications for social and environmental impact. Join us, as we hear from DC professionals that are using this technology to make an impact.
Patrick Gallagher, a local blockchain developer, will set the stage by giving an overview of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. Next, we will hear from The Giving Block, a company that is using cryptocurrency transactions to effectively finance non-profit ventures. They'll describe the tax implications for cryptocurrencies and the ways in which partner organizations are leveraging these donations as well as other blockchain technologies for social and environmental impact.
This event is being hosted at Republic Restoratives, a women-owned spirits brand and tasting room. This event is 21+ and a free drink is included in the ticket price.
Register now via Eventbrite.
Exploring the Circular Clothing Economy
Wednesday, October 23rd 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Patagonia Georgetown - 3104 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Join DC Net Impact and Patagonia Georgetown for a charity event as we explore the circular clothing economy!
In 2015, over 10 million tons of textiles were sent to landfills in the United States, with only about 15% of textiles being recycled. In a changing world where waste management is an integral part of sustainable development, businesses are rising to the challenge to tackle clothing waste and create a circular economy for clothing reuse.
Join DC Net Impact and Patagonia Georgetown for an evening at the Patagonia Georgetown store, as we explore the ways that the circular clothing economy benefits business, society, and the environment. Learn about Patagonia's industry-leading Worn Wear program and their mission of environmental and social responsibility. Hear from circular economy experts on the challenges and opportunities in clothing sustainability while enjoying food and beverages from local DC businesses.
One of our featured circular economy speakers, Kaveri Marathe, is the Founder & CEO of Texiles, a consultancy focused on helping businesses reduce, reuse, and recycle their textile waste. Kaveri is also a founding member of the DC Sustainable Fashion Collective.
This is a ticketed event and a suggested donation of $10 will be donated to the American Sustainable Business Institute, whose mission is to promote sustainable business awareness, impact, and viability throughout the Chesapeake region.
Register now via Eventbrite!