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Case Studies for Mayor's 2013 Sustainability Awards
- Children's National Medical Center
- CoStar Group, Inc.
- Dumbarton House
- Meredith Sheperd
- Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
- ANC Commisioner Robert A. Jordan
- The Tower Companies
- Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.
The Mayor's 2013 Sustainability Awards recognize outstanding individuals, businesses, schools, institutions, and organizations for their environmental leadership and contributions to the Mayor's vision that the District become the greenest, healthiest, and most livable city in the nation.
“The District is taking its place as a national and international leader in urban sustainability because of the innovative ideas and civic commitment of people who care deeply about our community and our environment,” said Mayor Gray. “Our Sustainable DC Plan outlines the key challenges we face as a community: growing jobs and our economy; ensuring health and wellness; promoting equity and diversity; and protecting the climate and our local environment. The actions of our award winners will ensure we meet these challenges, because they are creating a greener, healthier, and more livable city today and for generations to come.”
Mayor Vincent Gray presented nine organizations and individuals with the 2013 Mayor’s Sustainability Awards at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on July 25, 2013. Congratulations to the 2013 winners!