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The University of the District of Columbia Hosts Campus Sustainability Tours


The University of the District of Columbia, in conjunction with Cultural Tourism’s WalkingTown DC 2011 and the 2011 Green Living Expo, is hosting three campus tours to highlight the university’s sustainability achievements. Hailed as a “DC institution” by The Washington Post, this year’s WalkingTown DC 2011 expands to ten days and offer residents and visitors a multitude of healthy and low-carbon emitting adventures into the heart of Washington, DC’s arts, culture, and heritage. For the third year this fall, the Green Living Expo will bring together residents and businesses to share ideas and practices for environmentally responsible living. On the tour, participants will:

  • explore the largest green roof project in the city,
  • learn about the new sustainability courses and student managed garden,
  • visit a net zero energy building, and
  • review designs of the LEED Platinum student center.

Tours will last approximately 45 minutes. The guided tours will depart from in front of the Starbucks at the UDC Van Ness Metro Station on the following dates:

  • Saturday September 24, 2011 – 10:30 am
  • Saturday September 24, 2011 – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday October 1, 2011 – 10:30 am

To sign up for one of the tours, visit the DC Cultural Tourism’s website at:

To learn about the 2011 Green Living Expo, visit its website at:

For more information about the tour and the university’s sustainability efforts, please contact Howard Ways, Director of Planning and Sustainability, at 202.274.5390 or visit

As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia ( supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and David A. Clarke School of Law.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit:

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