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Let’s Get Composting DC!

Food waste is a significant problem for the environment and for food access. Even though 40 percent of our food goes to waste, the problem of food insecurity is particularly pronounced in the District of Columbia where 13.2% of all households were food insecure from 2013 – 2015.
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Black History Month Champion: Brenda Lee Richardson

"Being at Clean Water for almost a year has been one of the best working experiences I have ever had in my career. Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water’s President and CEO and Michael Bochynski, DC's State Director, have inspired me and supported me in ways I could have never imagined. I love my work as an eco-feminist in Washington, DC and it has been very rewarding as I work on climate change issues in disfavored communities for the Anacostia Parks and Community Collaborative.”
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Minimizing Mosquito Exposure (without pesticides!)

Mosquito season is upon us yet again! There are some steps you can take to minimize your exposure to mosquitoes without relying on mosquito spray programs. While pesticide spray programs may seem like the best choice, they do pose health and environmental risks even when used as directed. Synthetic

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We're Hungry for Parks

Congress should fully fund for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by passing the Great Americans Outdoor Act. As we all have experienced, access to parks is incredibly important for our mental and physical health, and remain a low risk activity even while we are social distancing. Unfortunately, for years Congress has diverted money out of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, leaving us with critically underfunded parks when we need them most.
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Ryan Zinke is out. What's next for LWCF?

LWCF funds projects in every state, and nearly every county, in the country. But Ryan Zinke supported slashing 2019 LWCF funding to a measly 1/50 of its 2018 budget. And Congress followed his lack of leadership and failed to reauthorize LWCF at all.
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