The RFK Parking Lots are one of the biggest sources of stormwater pollution into the Anacostia. The National Capital Planning Commission has recommended using the northern parking lots for athletic fields and green space. There is not enough space for youth (and adult) sports - soccer, baseball, football, etc. DC should rip out the asphalt lots and replace with usable green space and fields.2,153 votes
Each time I walk to work in the morning, there are people spraying fresh, clean, drinkable water on the sidewalks. While the City, its citizens, and its companies enjoy cleanliness, this is such a wasteful use of a very limited, but essential, global resource. I am confident that we can be just as neat and tidy through less water-intensive processes. Let's try brooms on our sidewalks! Vote here if you agree.62 votes
Encourage all buildings in DC to collect rain water from their roofs and use it for landscaping and other non-potable water purposes.
Current building code prohibits building owners from collecting rain water and using it for purposes other than landscaping. Yet rain water would be perfectly suitable for many household purposes, including showers, flushing toilets, washing clothes, etc. Changing the building code and actively encouraging building owners to collect and use rain water would dramatically reduce the amount of rainwater runoff and sewer contamination.17 votes
I love the Riversmart Homes program. People should be encouraged to install rainbarrels and raingardens and pervious pavers and trees.
I love the Riversmart Homes program. People should be encouraged to install rainbarrels and raingardens and pervious pavers and trees.1 vote