Sustainable DC 2.0 Working Group Kickoff, October 18, 2017, 6-8 pm. Sustainable DC is holding five, simultaneous meetings at different locations within DC to give some results of a survey, and to discuss how you can help update the District’s sustainability plan.Everyone will simultaneously watch a live streamed opening presentation and then break into site-specific discussions.
If you’re not able to go to one of the five sites, you can participate virtually. We’ll also be streaming a panel discussion with local sustainability experts via Facebook Live and will answer your questions via Facebook and Twitter.
1. Lamond-Riggs Library: 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE
2. Francis Gregory Library: 3660 Alabama Ave. SE
3. Dorothy I. Heights/Benning Library: 3935 Benning Rd. NE
4. DC Office of Planning: 1100 4th St. SW
5. Franklin D. Reeves Center: 2000 14th St NW
Whether you participate in-person or virtually, we hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, October 18 from 6 to 8 pm!
Location: Green America
1612 K St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006
(nearest Metros – Farragut North/Farragut West )Guest presenter:
Camila Thorndike, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
This month’s topic: Carbon Pricing
Well-known brands Microsoft, Disney, Shell, and Unilever are incorporating carbon pricing into their business models. Some companies apply a carbon fee directly to their normal business activity, generating revenue to support projects that help meet internal greenhouse gas reduction goals. Others apply a “shadow price” as a risk assessment tool for operating profitably within carbon-constrained markets.
The Put a Price On It DC campaign is encouraging the DC government to create a carbon price for businesses in the District. Join our discussion on the economic implications of carbon pricing, how it will affect businesses, institutions and other players and what they can do to best advantage themselves.
One of the biggest barriers to donating food is transportation. Community Plates, a national food rescue platform, is a FREE food runner app that coordinates volunteers to help transport food that would normally be thrown away (40% of all food ends of in the dump!) from a donor (restaurant, grocery, caterer, farmers market, event, etc.) to a place that feeds people in need. Community Plates just implemented a soft launch of their app in DC!
During this soft launch period, Community Plates is looking for volunteers, food donors, receiving organizations, and anyone who wants to lend a helping hand. Please email Kate Urbank, the DC Site Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas or questions and sign up at communityplates.org to volunteer or receive more information.
Community Compost Cooperative Network. The DPR Community Compost Cooperative Network uses new critter proof and smell proof compost bins designed by Urban Farm Plans to allow trained community members to compost food scraps with garden waste from DPR and partner DPR gardens to responsibly create high quality compost. To join each member must take an hour training and help process compost 1-hour a month. For more information and a map of the 50 DC sites follow this link.
Websites with event calendars
DC Parks and Recreation Urban Gardening Classes
Common Good City Farm workshops
Smithsonian Gardens presents “Let’s Talk Gardens”
US Botanic Gardens