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The Washington Informer 2022
Sustainability Supplement in Observance of Earth Day

Millennials and Gen Z Have the Power: Building Sustainability in Black Communities

Sustainability directly affects quality of life, ecosystems and natural resources. The United Nations Brundtland Commission defines sustainability as meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. On hearing the term sustainability, it is common to think about the environment. Social equality and economic development are critical areas…

Green is the Original Black: Sustainability Throughout the Diaspora

The country has experienced numerous waves of environmental consciousness throughout the years. In the 1970s, the U.S. celebrated its first Earth Day, the government passed legislation like the Clean Air Act and established organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since the beginning of the environmental movement in the US, “reduce, reuse, recycle” served as…

A Clean Anacostia For the People Who Live There

In recent history, the Anacostia River has come under the care of environmentalist groups such as The Anacostia Watershed Society, and the Anacostia River Keepers. Still, as the efforts of these groups help the river to steadily improve, the question remains: How will this affect the populations who have been affected by malpractice and negligence…

Environmental Sustainability and The Housing Market

Legendary architect and President of Bryant Mitchell Architects, PLLC, Melvin Mitchell, sat down with the Informer to discuss the impact of climate change on new developments and methods architects are using to meet the challenges.

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Building for Mother Nature’s Wrath

The Washington Informer wants you to be cognizant of the carbon footprint made through development, and the new and innovative technologies designing new structures to soften the impact of Mother Nature’s wrath.

Did You Know?: Sustainability Efforts Work

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), presented in April 2022, emphasized emissions must be dramatically reduced within this decade and decline to net zero by 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

New Innovations in Sustainability

The next-level laundromat concept Green Laundry Lounge is set to open its doors to the public at the end of January, but owner Jay Desai opened the doors early to the Upstate Business Journal to offer a glimpse at what he admits is a “kind of weird concept.”

Washington Gas Committed to a Cleaner Anacostia River

As it flows through the heart of our city, the waters of the Anacostia River touch our lives and landmarks while inviting us to enjoy nature by foot, bike, and boat. Its story begins at our banks and continues into oceans around the world.

T-Mobile is Taking Bold Steps to Build a Better World

Whether it’s being first in the U.S. wireless industry to set science-based carbon emissions targets, achieving its 100% renewable energy goal, reducing waste, or responsibly managing the lifecycle of its products, T-Mobile is taking immediate and ambitious action to create a more sustainable future.

Going Green

With every Earth Month comes countless articles on “going green.” But what does it mean to “go green”?

The Hidden Cost of Energy

Low-income and racialized communities are shouldering more than their fair share of environmental harms related to pollution, contamination, toxic waste and heavy industry.

Our Vital Earth is Worth the Investment in Climate Solutions

For the next four months, Congress will be making one of the most important decisions of our lifetimes: whether or not to invest in clean electricity and transportation, create millions of jobs, advance environmental justice, and protect generations to come from the climate crisis.

Sustainability: By the Numbers

The world can save 23,000 lives and gain $162 billion in benefits a year by improving weather forecasts, early warning systems, and climate information, according to The Hydromet Gap Report.

Q&A with Brenda Mallory on Earth Day 2022

With such a long career in environmental policy and public service under her belt, Brenda Mallory spoke with us about what Earth Day means from her perspective in the federal government.