May 9, 2023
The Sierra Club's Mark Rodeffer called on the DC Council to ensure low- and moderate-income DC households can lower utility bills, eliminate indoor air pollution, and cut climate emissions by removing fossil fuels from their homes.
April 26, 2023
The Sierra Club, Washington Interfaith Network, and Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) issued a statement on a DC Council budget proposal to prioritize affordability, health, and the climate by funding for beneficial electrification.
April 22, 2023
Kenilworth Park. On blustery Earth Day, several hearty Sierra Club DC Chapter volunteers waded up to their waists to rid Watts Branch in Kenilworth Park of litter and trash. Most of what they fished out were plastic bottles and other beverage...
April 14, 2023
In testimony before the DC Council, Sierra Club DC Chapter Clean Transportation Subcommittee Chair Mike Litt called for shifting transportation away from cars and making sure that vehicle trips—including those on transit —are powered by electricity.
April 7, 2023
In testimony before the DC Council budget hearing for DC Public Schools, retired teacher and Sierra Club volunteer Catharine Ferguson called for DC to start removing indoor fossil fuel combustion from DC schools.
DC Government Should Lead by Example with Net Zero New Buildings and Energy Efficiency Retrofits for Existing Buildings
April 6, 2023
Scott Williamson testified for the Sierra Club before the DC Council calling for funding energy retrofits for DC government buildings and for all newly-constructed DC government buildings to operate at net zero energy.
April 6, 2023
The Sierra Club's Mark Rodeffer called on the DC Council Environment Committee to reverse Mayor Bowser's proposed clean energy budget cuts and her proposed delay in DC's flagship program for reducing energy use in large buildings.
April 3, 2023
DC Chapter Energy Committee Chair Lara Levison called for the DC Council Housing Committee to restore cuts to affordable housing and energy efficiency in the Mayor's proposed budget and for affordable housing to be transitioned off fossil fuels.
March 29, 2023
Sierra Club volunteer Dacey Romberg submitted testimony to the DC Council in support of legislation providing rebates for District residents to purchase e-bikes.
Coalition Says Metro’s New Zero-Emission Bus Transition Plan is a Step in the Right Direction, But Agency Needs to Move Even Faster
March 24, 2023
Calling Metro's new bus plan a step in the right direction, a coalition of DC area organizations including the Sierra Club's DC, Maryland, and Virginia chapters reiterated its demand that WMATA halt plans to continue buying fossil fuel buses.