A Green Map of DC from the DDOE

To commemorate Earth Day 2010, Mayor Fenty and the District Department of the Environment have released the Green DC Map.

The map highlights DC’s environmental resources, such as green buildings, community gardens, farmers markets, bike share locations, scenic walks, river restoration projects, and boat launch sites.

The Green DC Map is available in two versions, a print map and an interactive online map.  The print version is available by request from DDOE and highlights high profile locations that are easy to visit.  It also features information about Anacostia restoration initiatives, the Green DC Agenda and the District’s Climate Action Initiative.

The online version of the Green DC Map includes many more sites than the print version and provides more detailed information about each location.  Online map users can customize the types of green venues and projects they would like to view and can create their own trails and tours by selecting specific locations.

Roam If You Want To

Sometimes, it’s easy to take DC for granted, especially if you’ve lived here as long as I have. But there’s no better way to get a different perspective than with camera in hand. Here’s a little walking tour, complete with a map, of some of my favorite green spaces and places in and around Columbia Heights, U Street and Dupont Circle.

Meridian Hill Park
Meridian Hill Park

Take your own Urban Eco Trek!

Sweetgreen fro-yo courtesy of Sweetgreen
Sweetgreen fro-yo courtesy of Sweetgreen
Dupont Farmers Market
Dupont Farmers Market