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Welcome to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) e-newsletter, Foliage. As our city begins a new chapter under the leadership of Mayor Vincent C. Gray, we hope Foliage will provide you with useful and relevant information and engage you in a discourse on the policies and practices to improve our urban environments.
Our new mayor lays out ambitious, but attainable, goals for our city and challenges us to innovate and draw on the best environmental and energy expertise from around the nation and the world. Our in-house DDOE experts share the accomplishments and challenges we face – from climate control to green economy – as we move forward in the District of Columbia.
This blog is intended to be a platform where experts on energy and the environment can meet on common ground to help develop plans, practices, and policies that will shape our environment for generations to come. Wherever you are in the United States or around the world, we welcome your input on this thread that connects us all – our environment.
Please take a moment to peruse Foliage and then share your comments and ideas on what is happening in your city or country. Though you could comment anonymously, I encourage you to register and log in so that we will have open and productive discussions.