In his jobs speech, President Obama called for the construction of green schools and an infrastructure bank that could help create public transportation and efficient buildings. With an average temperature of 74.5 degrees F, this summer was the second hottest on record in the U.S.


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Ambitious goals will be established for energy and climate, water, ecology, waste, food, the built environment and transportation. The District’s sustainability plan will set clear indicators to achieve these goals and tie implementation directly to responsible parties, work plans and budgets with clear timelines.

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Students are very proud of the fact they’re going to school in a nice new place. They love it,” said Marjorie Cuthbert, principal of Stoddert Elementary, a public school situated on six acres in D.C.’s Glover Park neighborhood.

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