Taking the scenic route – DPW’s waste study isn’t the roadmap we expected

Written by Kara - Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

DPW held a public meeting on April 3rd to share their progress on a waste study that was commissioned last year. The meeting was well-attended, the consultants presented their plan, and the audience asked their questions and participated in an exercise that was meant to gauge preferences. One thing was abundantly clear at the end […]

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The Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013 and some ideas about Biodiesel

Written by Kara - Sunday, January 12th, 2014

On Wednesday, January 8th, the DC Council held a hearing on new legislation introduced by the Mayor’s Office. Several issues were addressed in this bill, under four titles. Title I addressed building benchmarking and reporting as well as the structure of public input into the DC SEU. Title II addressed radon testing and alternative fuel […]

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DC’s Proposed Styrofoam Ban

Written by Kara - Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

As part of Mayor Gray’s proposed 2013 Sustainable DC legislation, the “Anacostia Pollution Prevention Act of 2013” would ban the use of expanded polystyrene food containers in the District beginning January 1, 2018. This legislation follows in the footsteps of the Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009, which required businesses to charge […]

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A Brand New Website for Sarah’s Circle

Written by Kara - Friday, November 22nd, 2013

I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned site for Sarah’s Circle, a nonprofit in Adams Morgan that provides housing, programs, and services for very low-income seniors. Sarah’s Circle is a fantastic neighborhood resource, especially in an area where housing prices have been rising rapidly over the last several years. Over the […]

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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Inspiration from Reena Kazmann

Written by Kara - Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

My birthday is coming up (and so are some other holidays), so I thought I’d write a quick post about gift wrap and waste, and throw out some suggestions on how to present things beautifully without contributing to the 4-5 million extra tons of garbage that’s created during the holiday season each year. 4-5 million […]

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