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Rep. Barbara Lee: An Environmental Advocate

California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee has a long and proven history of standing up to those who consciously chip away at the rights of citizens to have clean air and water.

D.C. Business: Converting Waste Into Usable Energy

A Black-owned company is offering an important service: taking solid waste and converting it into electric power.

Short Films Shine Light on Preserving Nature

The Department of Energy and Environment and the National Geographic Society kicked off Earth Week 2016 with short environmental films illustrating that humans cannot survive without nature.

Connect to Nature, No Matter Where You Live

Experts say it's important to find the time to disconnect, unplug, and appreciate what nature does for you.

Pepco and Exelon: Enhanced Sustainability for D.C.

Now that the District's hometown utility has merged with Exelon, creating the leading Mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility company, our contributions to the sustainability of the District will only multiply.

4 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

It's never too late or too soon to become an environmental steward by committing to be more kind to the planet.

OPC's Guide to Go Solar, A Renewable, Clean Energy Option


Although the recent Pepco-Exelon merger has dominated the debate over electric service in the District of Columbia, the issues below have been frequent topics in the conversation and are equally important.

Planting Trees for a Secure Future

Trees are nature's answer to diminishing air pollution, as well as reducing respiratory problems for the human population, according to U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators.

Dollars and Sense: Why Businesses Must Embrace the Clean Energy Movement

For business, investing in clean, renewable power is a no-brainer.

Bowser Joins Labor Leaders in Fight for Minimum Wage Increase

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Thursday morning in the fight to raise the city's minimum hourly wage to $15.

Diverse Christian Leaders Call Payday Lending Immoral, Demand Reform

A diverse coalition of Christian leaders are proclaiming that payday lending is not just a legal problem, but a moral one as well.

Safeway Grocery Back in Hyattsville

After eight years, a Safeway grocery store returns to Hyattsville as the anchor in the bustling mixed-use project Gateway at University Town Center.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Beware — Socialism is No Free Lunch

The living wage issue is one of the most controversial debates playing out in America today, and it goes right to the heart of partisan politics. The matter is a Democratic Party and labor issue, but is it a Black ...

Housing Options Increase for D.C. Voucher Holders

The District of Columbia Housing Authority has preserved affordable city housing by allowing a higher rent payment for its voucher program customers.

Spring Cleaning: Time to Review Our Estate Plans

As you enjoy the beauty that will come with this season's spring blossoms, think also of how to make time to review and renew these cornerstone documents, to assure a beautiful legacy for your loved ones for the seasons that ...