Monday, April 27, 2015

Green DC: Ask DC to plant a tree on your street!

From now until June 15, 2015, there's a fast and simple way to request a tree for your street or neighborhood. provides an online map of where trees are missing from tree boxes around the city and provides a simple online request form. DC's Urban Forestry Administration will accept requests through June 15.  They'll then prioritize tree plantings for the Fall 2015 season.  The website also provides a breakdown of tree plots available by Ward. And, while you're at it, consider signing up to care for an urban tree through DC's Canopy Keeper program.

Friday, April 17, 2015

EarthDay Action: Tell DC City Council to Oppose the Exelon/Pepco Merger!

Hey folks, the proposed Exelon/Pepco merger is a bad deal for DC and for renewable energy in general!  Several councilmembers have come out against the merger....but others haven't.  Please send an email - similar to the one below today--and ask your friends/family to do the same!
My name is _______ and I am a ____________ year DC resident. I support clean energy and energy efficiency in the District to combat climate change and promote a clean, sustainable District for all its residents.
I note that you've not yet taken a stance on the proposed Exelon/Pepco merger, and I am writing to you today to ask you to oppose the proposed merger. Exelon is overtly anti-renewable energy and has worked to actively undermine clean energy policies at both the federal and state level. 
DC has made significant strides in the past decade to become a leader in clean energy and energy efficiency - these policies will likely come under attack if Exelon is at the helm. I very much appreciate the letter that your colleagues, Councilmembers Cheh, Silverman and Allen sent opposing the merger. I urge you to join them and PUBLICLY OPPOSE the Exelon merger as not in the public interest so that we can continue our city's progress as a clean energy leader. 
Ward ____
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