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The First 14th and U Ecodistrict Planning Meeting

by Borderstan.com — October 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

"14th and U"

Working to make 14th and U more sustainable. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

The first meeting for Brianne Nadeau’s 14th and U Green Initiative will be Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments (2001 15th Street NW).

Nadeau’s initiative aims to resolve quality of life issues that are constantly under discussion in the growing neighborhood (i.e., trash, parking and congestion), while simultaneously promoting programs already in place and establishing more long-term sustainable solutions for the area.

“Sustainable growth is smart growth,” said Nadeau, who is now vice chairperson of the Ward One Democrats. “We need to think creatively about green space and piggyback with local businesses and the community’s development.”

The agenda for the first meeting includes the following:

  • Discuss the goals and vision for a sustainable neighborhood.
  • Learn more about how the group’s goals fit into plans for the entire city.
  • Begin planning an eco-fair for the neighborhood.
  • Identify eco-captains for the initiative.
The meeting is open to the public; please RSVP to Brianne[AT}briannekn.com.

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