The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across Washington DC.

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  • This Co-op Gives Formerly Incarcerated People Jobs and Community, Feb 1, 2017...[1]

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Communities online[edit | edit source]

Greater Greater Washington, devoted to improving the vitality of Washington, DC and the walkable cities and neighborhoods in the Washington metropolitan area

Food activism[edit | edit source]


Community energy[edit | edit source]

Solar power in Washington, D.C. has been growing in recent years due to new technological improvements and a variety of regulatory actions and financial incentives, especially a 30% tax credit, which unfortunately begins phasing out in 2020 and is reduced to 10% for commercial installations and nothing for residential by 2022.[2] With moderate sun hours per day, and relatively modest utility rates, Washington DC falls on the higher end of years to pay back for solar PV systems, but the District does have a PACE financing program for commercial solar easing the burden with strong lending.[3]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Car sharing in Washington DC, DC Streetcar, Rail trails in Washington, D.C. (category)

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]


There is a network of 45 miles (72 km) dedicated bicycle lanes around Washington, D.C. and there are 1,300 bicycle racks installed on sidewalks all over the city. An estimated 3.3% of the District's residents biked to work in 2010, and by 2008 the city had the sixth-highest percentage of bike commuters in the United States.[4]

Sharing[edit | edit source]

Maps: shareable-mapjam-in-dc

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Coop DC, Building a cooperative network in DC

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Common Good City Farm Brings D.C. Community Together, January 6[5]


Washington, D.C. Unveils an Ambitious New Sustainability Plan, February 21[6]

About Washington, D.C.[edit | edit source]

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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly known as Washington or D.C., is the capital city and federal district of the United States. The city is on the Potomac River, across from Virginia, and shares land borders with Maryland to its north and east. It was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States. The district is named for Columbia, the female personification of the nation.

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Keywords capital city, us cities
Authors Phil Green
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Created July 5, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified April 28, 2024 by Phil Green
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