The first LEED-Platinum city in the world. The best U.S. city for parks. 140+ miles of bike lanes and paths. Sustainability lives in DC.
Travel can be tough on the environment, but a trip to DC doesn't have to be.
As tourism grows, natural resources decline and climate change continues, it’s essential to find ways to live and travel sustainably. Some hopeful news for travelers is that there are many ways to support that effort in DC, so you can leave the city better than you found it. Whether you’re a leisure traveler, event planner or group tour operator, you can find sustainable businesses for your next trip, as well as useful travel tips. Find out more about the DC Government’s Sustainable DC plan, which aims to make DC the most sustainable city in the nation.
Top Ways Washington, DC is a Sustainable City
Discover what makes Washington, DC a sustainable destination for your next meeting, convention or event.
41 Ways Washington, DC Leads in Sustainability
Explore facts about how DC is leading the way in sustainable initiatives and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Department of Energy & Environment
"The District is the first city in the country to establish a Green Bank, which funds projects that expand renewable energy, reduce emissions, and create green jobs. "
Sustainable DC for the Vacationer
"In 2022, Washington, DC was ranked #5 Greenest City in America by WalletHub"
Sustainable DC for Meeting Planners & Attendees
Lauren Parr, vice president of meetings, AGU