The Office of Green Initiatives is responsible for ensuring that the District’s core value of green is implemented throughout the park system. This is done in several ways; first by implementing broad green policy or procedures, second by supporting other department’s efforts in “going green” and third by managing specific environmental or green projects or initiatives.
Going green not only makes us better environmental stewards, but it can save green as well. By becoming more energy efficient through lighting retrofits, heating systems upgrades, or building insulation, we can reduce our energy usage and thus our utility costs. By implementing recycling throughout the parks with our blue recycling containers, we reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfills. And through good environmental management of special waste materials such as recycling batteries or asbestos abatement, we are able to responsibly green our facilities.