The 2019 District Sustainability Awards recognizing local individuals and businesses will be granted on April 17 at 225 7th Street, SE, Eastern Market, North Hall.
The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Director Tommy Wells will be honoring this year’s District Sustainability Award winners, including local nonprofit and educational organizations and private sector businesses.
An award for “People’s Choice” will also be given this year, as well as the “Clean Energy D.C. Award.”
According to the Sustainable D.C. website, the awards “highlight businesses, individuals, and organizations that are working towards a more sustainable D.C.”
The projects and programs that merit the award are chosen from among those supporting the mayor’s Sustainable D.C. Plan, including “actions taken in energy and water conservation, pollution prevention or reduction, resource conservation, low impact development, stormwater management, green building construction and operation, sustainability initiatives, innovative technology, green products or services, recycling/composting, environmental leadership, environmental education, and employee commitment.”
Outstanding businesses and organizations are recognized at the annual awards for their environmental efforts, innovative best practices, pollution prevention, and resource conservation.
As the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting D.C., DOEE works towards improving the quality of life for the District residents and its natural inhabitants by protecting the environment, enforcing and monitoring related regulations, and conserving the natural resources in the District. DOEE also works on mitigating pollution, providing increased access to clean and renewable energy, and also educates the public on securing a sustainable future.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.