Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fundraiser for environmental nonprofit Earthjustice on Fri. Apr. 28 at the Midlands; live music, make signs for the Climate March, volunteers needed too.

It's a busy month for marches in town: there was recently the Tax March demanding Donald Trump release his taxes, this Saturday is the March for Science, and on the Saturday after it's the People's Climate March.

The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice is holding a pre-Climate March event at the Midlands beer garden on Friday, with live music, sign-making, raffles from local businesses and a lot more. Come check it out, or if you'd like, help volunteer! 

The event is called the HotHotHot Fundraiser for Climate Action, and if you're interested in volunteering, contact Rachel at They need help recruiting or donating raffle and silent auction items, with event set-up, tabling and clean-up.

Here's more about the event, which sounds pretty rad.

Come join your neighbors and fellow Earth lovers for local brews, live music, rally sign-making for the next day's Climate Change March, and tons of great raffle items from local businesses and artisans! No cover charge, but bring your ID---This is a 21+ only event. And skip the line by registering in advance online

Come hang out with fellow friends of the environment for drinks and activities in honor of Earthjustice the night before the People's Climate March! 

Local brews, live music, rally sign-making, and tons of great raffle items from local businesses and artisans will help you prep for Saturday's activities!

Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law organization that uses the power of the law to fight for the earth and its inhabitants. They represent a diverse array of clients and coalition partners, from grassroots and community groups to large national organizations. Donations to Earthjustice allow them to represent their clients free of charge, so they can choose cases strategically rather than based on the client's ability to pay. Earthjustice pursues three key goals: protecting our earth's natural spaces and wildlife; fighting for healthy communities where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; and strengthening the rise of clean energy. If you can't make the event, be sure to stop by their website to make a donation.

The Midlands Beer Garden is Petworth's [ed: Park View's] new beer garden with a large indoor and outdoor space. They serve a wide selection of draft beers, host regular live shows, and have an adorable bar dog, AndyPants. For this event, Midlands is graciously donating the proceeds from select drinks directly to Earthjustice.

Be sure to join us all at the People's Climate March in Downtown DC on April 29th. For more information about this historic event please visit:

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
--Yes, this will be a 21+ event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
--Midlands is a short walk from the Columbia Heights or Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro stations. There are also Bikeshare stations at Columbia Road & Georgia Ave and New Hampshire Ave & Georgia Ave. There is street parking outside of of the beer garden for those who choose to drive. Midlands is wheelchair accessible.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
---Please shoot us an email at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
---No, but you so need to register on the Eventbrite! If a line forms at the bar, your name on the list will allow you to come right on in.

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