Policy & Regulation (Environment)

Policies and regulations are important when considering any kind of new initiative. Organizations and agencies provided below work on or follow local policy and can assist in guiding and informing you about local policies or regulations.

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

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

Anacostia Watershed Society - Specific Information on Policy & Regulation

Casey Trees

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Casey Trees is a non-profit in Washington, DC dedicated to restoring, protecting and enhancing the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.

Casey Trees

Casey Trees - Specific Information on Policy & Regulation

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Saving the Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)

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The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build a diverse movement powerful enough to put our region on the path to climate stability, while using our proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, regions nationwide, and countries around the world.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)

Department of Energy and Environment

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The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, our agency administers programs and services to fulfill our mission. We work collaboratively with government and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

Department of Energy and Environment

DGS Sustainability and Energy Management Division

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Department of General Services (DGS) Sustainability and Energy Management Division develops and executes multi-million dollar energy conservation and sustainability initiatives across the DGS portfolio. The Division has aggressive energy, water, waste management and sustainability goals that will reduce the environmental impact of the District’s real property assets.

DGS Sustainability and Energy Management Division

DPR Urban Garden Division

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DC Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Garden Division works with communities across the District to establish urban Ag projects (currently 31 community gardens and 5 non profit production farms) and urban ag support systems such as a urban garden education program offering over a 100 free classes, a citywide critter proof community compost cooperative iniitiative, a garden toolshare, a greenhouse coop, tree planting intiatives and an urban bee program.

DPR Urban Garden Division

Fair Farms Maryland

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Fair Farms is building a movement of Marylanders of all stripes, working together for a new food system — one that is fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods, and restores our waterways instead of polluting them.

Fair Farms Maryland

Green Spaces 4 DC

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Green Spaces for DC is a nonprofit organization advancing park and green space improvements. IT provides for the promotion and innovation of programs that improve park management, maintenance, administration and usage.

Green Spaces 4 DC

Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)

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The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)

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

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

Urban Forestry Commission

The UFC provides the County Board with advice and recommendations to improve the health and sustainability of Arlington’s urban forest.

Urban Forestry Commission

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