Groups & Clubs (Environment)

There are so many exciting opportunities to connect and network with others in DC! Check out the groups below for opportunities to plug into the environmental scene.

Anacostia Riverkeeper

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Anacostia Riverkeeper protects and restores the Anacostia River for all who live, work, and play in the watershed.

Anacostia Riverkeeper

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Anacostia Watershed Society

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The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is a nonprofit organization seeking to return the Anacostia to a swimmable and fishable river, in keeping with the Clean Water Act, for all to enjoy. AWS fulfills this commitment by engaging people in direct action to restore the river through our advocacy, stewardship, education, and recreation programs.

Anacostia Watershed Society

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment

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Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) was founded in 1978 by the Arlington County Department of Public Works to address environmental issues beyond litter and began focusing its efforts on recycling. During the 1990’s, ACE continued to focus on litter and worked comfortably with the local business community. Today, ACE remains a volunteer organization focusing on local environmental issues including green living, litter, and invasive plants, with additional programs in the areas of watershed resources and schoolyard education.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment

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Audubon Naturalist Society

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Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that provides environmental education for all ages and advocates on behalf of clean water, rural lands, and smart transportation in the DC metro area.

Audubon Naturalist Society

Boneyard Studios

Boneyard Studios is a community of a few small houses in Washington, DC. It’s an experiment in simplicity, and sustainability, and creative urban infill—a gathering place for the local community and for tiny house enthusiasts along the east coast.

Boneyard Studios

DC Ecowomen

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A community of women inspiring each other to create a healthy and equitable society. Our mission is to provide an empowering educational forum for women. Our focus is environmental as we foster networking, collaboration, and career-building opportunities.

DC Ecowomen

DC Environmental Education Consortium

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A network of environmental and conservation educators that increases the capacity to provide meaningful environmental education for DC residents.

DC Environmental Education Consortium

DC Sierra Club Environmental Justice Committee

The Environmental Justice Committee will act in solidarity with impoverished communities and communities of color who are organizing to combat environmental hazards/racism in Washington, D.C. The EJ committee will focus on leading and supporting *and winning* environmental justice campaigns with marginalized groups and address environmental inequality issues in D.C., as a way to build a more diverse base for the club, pull more people of color into environmental action in d.c. and as a way to improve the environment.

DC Sierra Club Environmental Justice Committee

Environmental Leadership Program Chesapeake Regional Fellowship

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Our Regional Fellowship Programs offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional and national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through retreats and optional additional trainings, our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies.

Environmental Leadership Program Chesapeake Regional Fellowship

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension puts university knowledge into the hands of people. Credible experts and educators provide information, education, and tools that farmers, nurseries, and local gardeners can use every day. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers provide research-based horticultural information to home gardeners in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.

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Green Living DC

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Green Living DC is a volunteer-led organization in the ANC3F neighborhood, committed to connecting people and resources for a more sustainable community.

Green Living DC

Green Neighbors DC

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Green Neighbors is an all-volunteer group of residents of the Petworth, Park View, Brightwood, and Columbia Heights neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Our goal is to lower our neighborhoods’ emissions of carbon and other pollutants that contribute to global warming and to make renewable energy and other sustainable resources more accessible to everyone in our community. We see ourselves as part of a larger District-wide, regional, national and international movement to preserve our climate and planet for future generations.

Green Neighbors DC

GW Sustainability Initiative

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The Office of Sustainability provides a strategic home for sustainability initiatives at the George Washington University that are implemented in partnership with stakeholders across the organization. Through efforts underway in operations, teaching, research, and outreach, the university is committed to being a model of sustainability.

GW Sustainability Initiative

Int’l Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) – DC Chapter

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Our Nation’s Capital sits at the intersection of world-renowned academia, dynamic international development, and government relations at the highest levels. The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the ISSP takes advantage of this confluence of knowledge and experience by engaging the myriad sustainability professionals in a variety of educational and professional development programs and activities.

Int’l Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) – DC Chapter

MD Native Plant Society – DC Chapter

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The Maryland Native Plant Society’s mission is to promote awareness, appreciation, and conservation of Maryland’s native plants and their habitats. We pursue our mission through education, research, advocacy, and service activities.

MD Native Plant Society – DC Chapter

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Department of Environmental Programs

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COG’s work engages leaders in various environmental fields from water quality experts to urban foresters. Together, they are advancing regional efforts to restore local waterways, reduce air pollution, increase renewable energy use, promote recycling, and enhance and preserve green space and agriculture. COG’s Department of Environmental Programs supports this work.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Department of Environmental Programs

Outdoor Afro

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Outdoor Afro is a community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, skiing — and more! Outdoor Afro uses social media to create interest communities, events, and to partner with regional and national organizations that support diverse participation in the Great Outdoors. Here is where you can start locally connecting with people who share your outdoor interests!

Outdoor Afro

Plant Nova Natives

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Plant NoVA Natives promotes using native plants in Northern Virginia landscapes by reaching out to homeowners, garden centers and community leaders.

Plant Nova Natives

Sustainable DC

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Sustainable DC is the District of Columbia’s plan to make DC the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the nation. Led by the Department of Energy & Environment and the Office of Planning, it is a collaborative effort involving the input and participation of thousands of members of the District community.

Sustainable DC

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TreeStewards of Arlington & Alexandria

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The TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria take a love of trees and put it into action by training volunteers and organizing events to improve our urban forests and make our community brighter. We educate our neighbors on tree care, provide direct assistance, and act as effective advocates for our local tree canopy.

TreeStewards of Arlington & Alexandria

Urban Environmental Edcuation Collective

A Facebook group to share your ideas, resources, programs, people, best practices and or innovative community work that addresses quality of life issues through environmental efforts.

Virginia Master Naturalist

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Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.

Virginia Master Naturalist

Virginia Native Plant Society: Potowmack Chapter

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VNPS supports restoration, conservation, and rescue projects, provides education, and helps individuals and groups to find and plant native plants. The Potowmack chapter is the largest VNPS chapter, representing over 400 members in the counties of Arlington and Fairfax; cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.

Virginia Native Plant Society: Potowmack Chapter

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