We Are the DC Environmental Network!
DC Environmental Network Executive Director Chris Weiss:
In the last two weeks you have heard from key environmental leaders asking you to contribute to the DC Environmental Network (DCEN). They have shared support for DCEN’s efforts to leverage the talent and creativity of the broader green movement to achieve sustainability in our nation’s capital city.
- Brent Blackwelder, President Emeritus, Friends of the Earth:
“…I have watched DCEN help lead the maturation of the local environmental movement with more and more environmental leaders engaging in increasingly significant ways to weave ever deeply the connection between environmental values and quality of life issues. Whether it is clean rivers, global warming, green budgets or any of the other associated issues that impact the health and economic well-being of District residents, DCEN has played an important, sometimes even a leadership role in the development of new and innovative environmental programs and policies.”
- Paul Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability, Global Green USA:
“Just last week, even as highly paid lobbyists were working hard to weaken Mayor Gray’s proposed stormwater and wetlands regulations in the District of Columbia, the DC Environmental Network (DCEN) convened a hopeful and positive dialogue calling on Mayor Gray to finally bring meaningful protections to the Anacostia River, Potomac River and Rock Creek. It was DCEN who brought together Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action, Global Green USA, Anacostia Riverkeeper, City Wildlife, Friends of McMillan Park, Friends of the Earth, Green Cross International and other organizations and activists to make a bold statement about what our rivers, our community and our economic future should look like.”
- Allison Archambault, President, EarthSpark International:
“The District of Columbia is extremely lucky to have the DC Environmental Network (DCEN). DCEN strives to look at the world like I do. I feel connected to DCEN because they have created a framework that makes it easier for all of us to engage at the local level on possibly the most important issues of our time including global warming. DCEN understands the importance of addressing the mounting environmental ills that threaten the health, safety and economic viability of our planet. By helping the citizens of the District engage on these issues at the local level, DCEN makes it easier for all of us to do our part for the planet.”
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