Examples of Social Sustainability Initiatives
DC-Central Focus on Food Justice
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Program to offset commuting emissions
Facilitated by Urban Offsets, a portion of AU's carbon offsetting funds will be used to augment the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and Casey Trees' ongoing tree planting and maintenance efforts, allowing for DC residents to receive trees and discounts on their water bills through the RiverSmart Homes program. Megan Litke, Director of Sustainability Programs remarked "Not only are we able to offset the climate impacts of our daily commutes, but we're doing it in a way that beautifies our city and provides other very significant benefits to the District and its residents."