Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DC Mayor sets 40% UTC goal as part of green agenda; Washington, DC; 4/21/09

Fenty Outlines 'Green Agenda' for the District Washington Post - United States
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty this morning announced a "Green Agenda" for the District, pledging to make the city more environmentally friendly by making its buildings more energy-efficient, its streams cleaner and its residents more likely to travel by bike.
The agenda, announced this morning at an elementary school in Northeast, also includes a pledge to increase the District's tree cover. Today, 34.8 percent of the city is under a canopy of trees, officials said. Fenty (D) wants to make it 40 percent.
An aide said that Fenty's plan was patterned after New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's "PlaNYC" initiative.

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