Mayor Muriel Bowser and DOEE Director Tommy Wells recently presented the 2018 District Sustainability Awards at an event at Southeast DC’s Eastern Market North Hall to recognize outstanding sustainability achievement and leadership in areas such as energy and water conservation, renewable energy production, green building, access to healthy food, and community engagement.
Since taking office, the Bowser Administration has worked to meet specific sustainability goals. In addition to the city being named the first LEED Platinum City in the world in 2017 by the U.S. Green Building Council, Mayor Bowser also released the fifth annual Sustainable DC progress report, which highlighted achievements in the implementation of the District’s sustainability plan.
“With monumental investments in environmental stewardship, the District is taking significant strides toward becoming the sustainability capital of the world,” said Mayor Bowser. “Tonight’s honorees have been instrumental to our success in making the District a greener, healthier, more livable city.”
DOEE awarded the People’s Choice Award, now in its second year as a category, to Georgetown University. Other 2018 District Sustainability Award winners are Cushman & Wakefield, Glen’s Garden Market, Nixon Peabody, LLP, The Summit Foundation and WC Smith.
The District Sustainability Awards have been held annually since 2009.
*All photos courtesy of Joseph Morcos, DOEE.