UDC News

September 19, 2011


Join the University of the District of Columbia as it Celebrates Green Week @ UDC

Washington, DC - The University of the District of Columbia is hosting and participating in a variety of green events which will help raise the public awareness on how to incorporate sustainable practices throughout all aspects of our society.

“Green Week @ UDC allows the university to continue to fulfill its role as a higher education leader in the emerging field of sustainability,” said Dr. Allen L. Sessoms, President of the University of the District of Columbia.

Among the exciting events planned for the week are eco-tours of the university’s Van Ness campus, educational training for residents interested in learning how to protect our city’s watershed, and a public forum addressing the merits of tap water versus bottled water.

Green Week @ UDC concludes on Saturday, September 24 with the 2011 Green Living Expo on the UDC Van Ness Plaza from 10 am to 2 pm.

“Much like our investments in green lighting, recycling and green roofs demonstrate that positive change is occurring, Green Week @ UDC is an important milestone to measure how well we are serving both our students and our community,” Dr. Sessoms said.

UDC launched its Sustainability Initiative in August 2010 to expand and enhance academic offerings while preparing students for some of the world’s greatest environmental, social and economical challenges.

For a full schedule of activities, please download our flyer.

For more information about university’s sustainability efforts, please contact Howard Ways, Director of Planning and Sustainability, at 202.274.5390 or visit www.udc.edu/sustainability.

As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) 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:  http://www.udc.edu/equal_opportunity.

The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000

Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371