Because today is Blog Action Day, I am posting about this year's topic: the environment. Anacostia is no stranger to environmental issues, most of which begin and end with the river.
At last Thursday's Historic Anacostia Block Association meeting, the Multimedia Training Institute screened their latest film project, dubbed "Lessons from the Waterfront: The Anacostia". It was an impressive film, both because of its enlightening content and the fact that it was produced by a group of Ward 7 & 8 teenagers.
A few lessons I was left with were:
-Do not litter. Most of the trash that gets thrown onto the street gets washed into the storm drains and into the river.
-Build Green. If you have the opportunity, use building materials that are recycled/recyclable, and techniques such as solar panels or vegetation on your roof to save energy.
-Developers: use low-impact development. Plans that help the environment and decrease the negative effects of storm water will really help our river.Click Here for a Post article on the film
photo for graphic by flickr user Mr. T in DC