sustainabilitySustainability is the idea that people must be able to survive and thrive on this planet in perpetuity.

We recognize economy and society as aspects of a greater living system and design solutions that work for the whole and not just one part.

Our Work

  • DC’s Comprehensive Energy Plan

    Loop Strategies was engaged by DDOE, as part of a team of consultants, to work on the District’s 5 year Comprehensive Energy Plan. As part of the planning team, Kara: wrote, designed, and built the project web site; assisted with outreach strategy and community meetings; and contributed to different sections of the plan.

  • Community Planning

    Kara has been active in community sustainability efforts in DC, including Green Living DC and Envision Adams Morgan. Both efforts support the city-wide initiatives outlined in the Sustainable DC plan.

  • Sustainability Education

    Kara has presented to William and Mary and UDC classes as a guest lecturer and spoken on panels on the topic of sustainability at the Anacostia Smithsonian Museum, the College of William and Mary, and Punchrock DC. She has also served as a mentor to students participating in the global Sustainability Jam through the University of Maryland and presented at the LeNS conference on Sustainability in Design in Bangalore, India.