School Programs (Environment)

The DUG Network serves as a community connector and advocate for DC area residents of all ages and levels of interest. Below is a list of organizations offering environment related programs and other activities developed specifically to engage students in school and classroom settings.

American University Office of Sustainability

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The American University Office of Sustainability was founded in 2009 to help meet the university’s goal of “acting on our values of social responsibility, service [and] an active pursuit of sustainability.” The office develops and supports campus initiatives that promote sustainability within the campus community.

American University Office of Sustainability

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 School Programs

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

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment - Specific Information on School Programs

Bethesda Green

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We are a public-private partnership that promotes sustainable growth and sustainable living practices.

Bethesda Green

Bethesda Green - Specific Information on School Programs

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

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

Department of Energy and Environment - Specific Information on School Programs

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

DGS Sustainability and Energy Management Division - Specific Information on School Programs

Earth Force

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Earth Force is a national 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. Through Earth Force and our network of diverse partners, young people get hands-on, real-world opportunities to practice civic skills, acquire a deep understanding of the environment, and develop the skills and motivation to become lifelong leaders in addressing community issues.

Earth Force

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.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. - Specific Information on School Programs

Green Initiatives at The Catholic University of America

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The Catholic University of America is committed to supporting a sustainable environment on campus in its landscaping, facilities maintenance, construction projects, energy use, and waste management. This commitment is demonstrated in campus operations and in academic program offerings.

Green Initiatives at The Catholic University of America

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

Howard University Office of Sustainability

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Make Howard University sustainable in every regard. Create a culture of sustainability for all students, faculty and staff.  Develop sustainable leaders for American and the world. 

Living Classrooms

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Baltimore-Washington, DC-Chesapeake Bay area nonprofit organization serving youth and young adults with hands-on education, job training, and maritime programs.

Living Classrooms

University of the District of Columbia (UDC Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education (CAUSES)

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The Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia seeks to expand academic and public knowledge of sustainable farming techniques that improve food and water security, health and wellness by providing research and education on urban and peri-urban agroecology and gardening techniques to residents and organizations in Washington, DC, and beyond.

University of the District of Columbia (UDC Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education (CAUSES)

Washington Youth Garden

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Washington Youth Garden is a nonprofit organization that educates youth about food, health and envirnomental science through self-exploration programs such a SPROUT garden science field trips and Green Ambassador summer high school internships.

Washington Youth Garden

Washington Youth Garden - Specific Information on School Programs

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