Washington, DC (March 18, 2008)- Sustainability for the 22nd Century Summer Exhibition to Open May 24 at the U.S. Botanic Garden. This year the United States Botanic Garden’s ever-popular summer exhibition will focus on sustainability- not only how it applies to gardens and the landscape, but also how each of us and our communities can live for tomorrow, as well as for today.
One Planet- Ours! will showcase garden displays on the Conservatory Terrace and interpretive and sculptural displays in the National Garden and Bartholdi Park. The U.S. Botanic Garden has once again invited other organizations from around the country to participate in the exhibition.
One Planet- Ours! will feature government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals who are leading efforts toward sustainable lifestyles. Included are the Alliance for Community Trees, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), U.S. Department of Energy, American Horticultural Society, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Longwood Gardens, National Wildlife Federation, and many more. Tying it all together will be “Cool Globes,” an exhibit of more than 40 sculptures of “whole-earth” solutions to the problems of living unsustainably.
The One Planet- Ours! exhibition opens on May 24 and will remain on display through October 13, 2008. The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory and the adjacent National Garden are open to the public, free of charge, every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bartholdi Park is open every day from dawn to dusk. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Avenue S.W., on the west side of the U.S. Capitol. Visitors are encouraged to take Metrobus and Metrorail.
For more information, contact the U.S. Botanic Garden at 202-225-8333.
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