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Our Programs and Initiatives
Since its founding in 2007, GREEN DMV has successfully developed programs to serve disadvantaged communities and initiatives that work toward a green and more sustainable tomorrow.
The Green Faith Initiative is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) made possible through a grant from the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) awarded to GREEN DMV to launch an interfaith environmental education program for faith-based institutions that conserve energy and create healthy communities.
The Greater Washington Green Jobs Corps is essential in creating a green job workforce in the Washington Metropolitan area. Through strategic partnerships with community organizations and government agencies, our program significantly contributes to the sustainability of low-income communities by enabling blue collar workers to transition into new "green-collar" jobs and give at-risk youth a pathway into the new green economy.
The Green Kids! program introduces students to the concept of climate change and environmental conservation while providing them with tools to make environmentally conscious choices in their lives. Beyond simply raising awareness, Green DMV seeks to foster an environmental literacy program that will help prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of a clean energy economy.
The Green DMV Business Program assists in retrofitting small and disadvantaged businesses in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to reduce their carbon footprint through low and no-cost sustainable solutions. and create a more sustainable business environment in the low-income community.
The need for strong climate legislation that protects and provides opportunity for low- and moderate-income communities is important to support our programs. In the absence of such legislation, it is nearly impossible to create lasting change in underserved communities.