Sustainable DC and Climate Ready DC Progress Reports Are Out!

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We are excited to share the newest Sustainable DC and Climate Ready DC progress reports with you. Both reports are available at sustainable.dc.gov/progress. This marks the seventh annual Sustainable DC progress report and the second annual Climate Ready DC progress report. The reports detail progress on Mayor Bowser’s vision to transform DC into the healthiest, greenest, most livable in the country and one that is prepared for the impacts of climate change. This past year, it has been equally important to adapt priorities to meet urgent needs across the District related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Sustainable DC and Climate Ready DC progress reports provide an update on plan implementation, including these highlights:

  • The District now has 325 Capital Bikeshare stations putting approximately 80 percent of residents within a quarter mile of a station.
  • Mayor Bowser hired the District’s first Chief Equity Officer.
  • 52 DC Public Schools are designed for LEED Silver certification and five more are designed for LEED Platinum certification.
  • The District government reintroduced 25,000 native fresh-water mussels into the Districts waterways to help clean the water.
  • Metro has signed deal to host 17 acres of solar panels at its stations, the largest community solar project in the metropolitan area.
  • The District government released the first Resilient Design Guidelines for the District, which outline a methodology for considering and reducing risks related to flooding, heat, and power outages when designing buildings and adjacent sites.

For more information and to read the full reports, visit sustainable.dc.gov/progress.

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