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ReThread DC, the District of Columbia’s textile reuse and recovery initiative, provides local residents and vi

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DOEE offers a series of rebates for homeowners to install their own trees, rain barrels, or rain gardens or remove impervious surfaces from their property.

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Obtain an NPDES discharge permit in order to discharge storm water from the separate storm sewer system in the District.

In 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia amended a law requiring commercial properties to keep their

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Skip the Bag, Save the River

DC's "Bag Law" is intended to change consumer behavior by encouraging District residents to use reusable bags, thereby reducing bag pollution in waterways.

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The Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) helps small businesses understand and comply with air quality regulations.

Smarter DC Challenge

The Smarter DC Challenge is a no-cost green business engagement program that will create a culture of sustainability in the District by transforming one thousand businesses, organizations, and institutions into sustainability stewards and champions by 2020.

As a SmartWay® Affiliate, the District encourages freight

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Soil erosion and sediment control minimizes erosion and prevents sediment pollution from entering the Potomac River, the Anacostia River, their tributaries and the District's sewer system. 

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The District’s S

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DDOE works with the US Department of Defense to provide technical review and guidance for installation restoration projects at active military sites and formerly used defense sites in the District .

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DOEE works with the Stormwater Advisory Panel and the Technical Working Group to effectively reduce stormwater throughout the City.

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Provide comments on DOEE's Stormwater Retrofit Plan which establishes performance metrics for storm drain retrofit projects. 

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DOEE recognizes that a sustainable future will ensure equity and prosperity for every District resident.

UPDATE: The Affordable Solar program closed on September 30, 2016. Please continue to check back for updates on solar initiatives in the District of Columbia.

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in the Small Business Solar Pilot program. The program is currently fully subscribed through the end of September 30, 2016. Please continue to check back for further updates.