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Washington DC

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Initiatives by topic[edit]

Climate action[edit]

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Communities online[edit]

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

Community energy[edit]

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. [1] 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. [2]

Cycling activism[edit]

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. [3]

Capital Bikeshare

Food activism[edit]

City Blossoms - Common Good City Farm


Maps: shareable-mapjam-in-dc

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

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

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

Coop DC, Building a cooperative network in DC

News and comment[edit]


This Co-op Gives Formerly Incarcerated People Jobs and Community, Feb 1 [4]


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


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



Capital Bikeshare Tracker

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Washington DC

External links[edit]


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  1. wikipedia:Solar power in Washington, D.C.
  2. Earth And Main
  3. wikipedia:Transportation in Washington, D.C.#Bicycling
  4. @Shareable
  5. @Seedstock
  6. CityLab