|Thursday June 29, 6:30-9:00pm
Cramton Auditorium, Howard University
2455 6th St. NW
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association, in cooperation with many other District of Columbia environmental organizations, will hold a Mayoral Candidates Forum on Thursday, June 29th to highlight key issues in the soon to be released DC Environmental Agenda. Candidates will have an opportunity to present their environmental vision for the District to residents and explain their thoughts on issues that most directly impact the environmental health of our communities.
About the DC Environmental Agenda
In 1999, twelve District environmental organizations created the first ever Environmental Agenda for the District of Columbia. This agenda was a collaborative effort of citizen activists to chart a course for environmental protection. It recognized that a new Mayor and Council would have an opportunity to reverse some of the negative trends of years past and promote working towards a more livable city for all residents. It made recommendations, for action and drew upon the collective wisdom of many District environmental leaders as well as successful initiatives in other parts of the country.
Today in 2006, the Summit Fund of Washington and over 30 environmental, health, faith, citizen and civic organizations are answering a call to action by participating in creating a new environmental agenda for the District. This new agenda will build on the successes of the past six years and will set a new standard of environmental excellence for the District.
Together, these proposals will chart a course toward excellence in the provision of city services and the protection of public health. As we believed in 1999, restoration of environmental quality in the District is a pro-business, pro-economic growth platform that more and more public officials are starting to embrace and act on.
Free valet bike parking will be available at the forum courtesy of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. For a bike map of the Howard University area, please click here.
For more information please contact Chris Weiss 202.222.0746.
D.C. Environmental Network
American Rivers l Anacostia Watershed Society l Beyond Pesticides l Bluewater Network l Chesapeake Bay Foundation l Center for Food Safety l Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Clean Water Action l DC Fiscal Policy Institute l DC Schoolyard Greening Consortium
DC Smart Schools l DC Statehood Green Party l Friends of the Earth l Green Spaces for DC Institute for Local Self Reliance l No DC Taxes for Baseball l Safer Neighborhoods Campaign l Washington Area Bicyclist Association l
Washington Regional Network l Watts Branch Alliance l Wholeness for Humanity