Washington, DC, is in fact well on its way to becoming one of the greenest cities in the country. We have more green roofs here than almost any other city; we have one of the largest bike share programs in the country; we have a huge number of local food initiatives; and urban agriculture is a big focus.
Some would say though, that it’s still not enough; and it’s still not fast enough. There are still way too many people right here in our nation’s capital and in cities all around the country, who suffer from the effects of pollution and unhealthy living conditions. And things are becoming more challenging, not less. We have unprecedented storms and erratic weather patterns that impact our health. Are things getting better or worse? How can we mitigate the effects of changed weather patterns that make our air feel heavier, and more oppressive?