Next Thursday, July 12th, at 6:00 PM, DCEN is holding a special evening reception featuring DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and local climate leaders and activists. This is not a party, it’s a work session, to get an important update on where we are as a city in our efforts to combat climate change, and learn what we need to do to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions in our nation’s capital city.
Please RSVP below. If you have not already, please consider donating to support the work of the DC Environmental Network. We are starting the second matching grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and your donation will have double the impact.
Cliff Majersik, of the Institute for Market Transformation, will moderate a conversation about how DC is doing with its carbon emission reduction efforts and where we need to be in the next decade. He will share how we already have many initiatives in motion, like the soon to be finalized Clean Energy DC plan. The conversation will take into consideration recent legislative initiatives including bills to create a new distributed energy authority, to increase the District's renewable portfolio standard, to put a price on carbon, and possible legislation to require minimum energy efficiency standards for all District buildings. If done right, these and other efforts can help us improve our chances of making a meaningful difference.
Come be part of this conversation. Hope to see on on July 12th at 6:00 PM.