WASHINGTON, DC – Working to make DC a greener, healthier and more viable city, Mayor Vincent Gray released the Sustainable DC Plan on Feb. 20 that sets forth ambitious goals and metrics pertaining to climate and the environment. The 20-year program includes emissions reductions pledges, as well as climate adaptation measures, proving the District is already Asking the Climate Question and providing compelling answers. Specifically, the Sustainable DC Plan calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2032 and enhancing the resilience of DC infrastructure to climate change impacts.
At the sixth annual Rooting DC — a forum for urban gardeners — DC Honeybees held two workshops, packing a classroom at Woodrow Wilson High School. Organized by DC Greens, the forum pulled in around 800 participants. Our session broke down the process and pitfalls of raising honeybees in the city.