About the DC Environmental Network

The DC Environmental Network, founded in 1996 — is working toward a vision of rebuilding Washington, DC’s neighborhoods and communities for long-term economic stability — accomplishing this by protecting and restoring the Capital City’s urban environment. We also engage at the regional level when necessary.

The undertaking is a challenge: Major environmental problems in the region include global warming, contaminated drinking water, air pollution, congested traffic, neighborhood trash, degradation of the Anacostia River and lead contamination. Rising to the challenge is a thriving coalition made up of over 150 local and national organizations including Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Earthjustice, City Wildlife, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and many more.

Meeting every month to focus on problems specific to the DC region, Network members exchange current information and develop campaign strategies. The Network then helps coordinate a coalition response.

DCEN is spearheaded by Global Green USA.