Sector Pledges

 

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Tackling sustainability is a broad and often daunting mission. Knowing the District Government can’t meet the goals of Sustainable DC alone, Sustainable DC has launched three innovative sustainability pledges to increase the level of sustainability within strategic sectors of the District:

Colleges and Universities: All eight universities in the District are helping to create a greener, healthier, more livable city through the District of Columbia Mayor’s College and University Sustainability Pledge.

  • American University
  • Corcoran College of Art + Design (now part of The George Washington University)
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Gallaudet University
  • Georgetown University
  • The George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • Trinity University
  • The University of the District of Columbia.

International Community: Over 80 embassies, along with other international institutions based in the District, have committed to taking concrete actions to lower their energy and water consumption, increase employee use of transit, and take other sustainability actions through the Diplomatic Institutions Sustainability Pledge.

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Senegal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • IFC
  • World Bank
  • UNEP
  • European Union Delegation

Business CommunityThe Smarter DC Challenge is designed to help organizations and buildings improve sustainability in the workplace. Join the program to reduce energy, water, and waste – and make Washington DC a better place to work and live. Any organization with at least one property or workspace located within the District is encouraged to participate.

Healthcare Community: Twenty-one local healthcare facilities signed the Sustainable DC Healthcare Sector Sustainability Pledge. The Healthcare pledge will create a resource and idea-sharing working group that meets quarterly to advance sustainability goals.

The pledge focuses on such areas as healthy food, energy reduction, storm water management, and waste management. The signatories of the pledge will meet quarterly over the next several years to share ideas and resources, and to explore funding opportunities to green the healthcare sector, one of the largest employment sectors and energy consumers in the District. The District government will, in turn, provide technical assistance and identify potential funding opportunities for sustainability initiatives developed during the quarterly meetings.

Pledge signers include the following:

  • Bread for the City
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Community of Hope
  • Elaine Ellis Center of Health
  • Family & Medical Counseling Services
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Howard University Hospital
  • HSC Pediatric Center
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • La Clinica del Pueblo
  • Mary’s Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Center
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Providence Hospital
  • Psychiatric Institute of Washington
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • United Medical Center
  • Unity Health Care
  • Whitman Walker Health

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