Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Take Action for a Brilliant, #ResilientDC

Climate change is projected to cause heavier rain events and hotter, longer summers in Washington, D.C. As our city implements the forward-thinking Sustainable DC and Climate Ready DC plans, Mayor Bowser and her staff are asking residents for actions the District can take right now to increase resilience to shocks and stresses.

During the month of November, the Office of the City Administrator will hold open houses in all eight wards. Attend one of these events to learn more about Mayor Bowser’s Resilient DC initiative and contribute to the city’s efforts to identify, prioritize, and refine ideas for building resilience. We’ve covered how trees are an essential tool in the fight against climate change (in case you need a refresher or reminder).

There are two ways for you to submit ideas to the Office to make D.C. more resilient:

Attend an Open House! Come ready to share your thoughts on ensuring our city survives, adapts, and grows in the face of climate-related challenges. There are six open houses around the city throughout this month.

Submit a comment online! We have some ideas for you and you’re welcome to submit your own brilliant idea.

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