One Footprint at a Time

Environmental Stewardship

Events DC is at the forefront of implementing environmentally-friendly initiatives to make the world a greener place. Sustainability is no longer a question of definition but rather how can the community get involved.  Events DC knows the impact that the operations and events have on the local and global environment. This is why a critical emphasis is put on the daily use of sustainable practices and resources.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

As one of the largest buildings in our nation’s capital, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center recognizes the importance of implementing sustainability initiatives from the bottom up.  The Convention Center has committed to reducing their carbon footprint and making a difference every day. “The Know the Code” color-coded recycling and waste minimization program has helped the Convention Center take the lead on extensive recycling initiatives and effectively employing environmentally responsible products.  Through a PepsiCo partnership, PepsiCo’s recycling “dream machines” were installed surrounding the Convention Center to encourage beverage container recycling rates.


We recycle

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is responsibly committed to the following areas:

  -  Sustainable Sites
  -  Water Efficiency
  -  Energy & Atmosphere
  -  Materials & Resources
  -  Indoor Environment Quality


To read more about initiatives and sustainable programs at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, download the Green Initiatives brochure.


Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square

The “Know the Code” color-coded recycling program used at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is undergoing venue-specific modifications and will soon be implemented at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.   
 
PepsiCo’s recycling “dream machines” are also installed surrounding the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square to encourage beverage container recycling rates.


Stadium-Armory Campus

The “Know the Code” color-coded recycling program used at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is undergoing venue-specific modifications and will soon be implemented at RFK Stadium. The Stadium-Armory Campus will also be converting all plastic utensils and napkins to be more eco-friendly through the use of biodegradable materials.


Nationals Park

Nationals Park is the nation's first major professional stadium to become LEED Silver Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Nationals Park is responsibly committed to the following areas:

 -  Sustainable Site

  • The ballpark will serve as an anchor for urban revitalization of the area, including a new mixed-use entertainment zone.

    -  Water Efficiency

    -  Materials & Resources

  • Water conserving plumbing fixtures are used through the ballpark, saving an estimated 3.6 million gallons of water per year and reducing overall water consumption by 30 percent. 


Stay tuned for the arrival of more sustainable initiatives at all of our properties!