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DC DMII Pledge-Final GROUP Legal 1-30

DC DMII Pledge-Final GROUP Legal 1-30

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DistrictofColumbiaDiplomaticMissionsandInternationalInstitutionsEnvironmentalPerformance,Climate,andSustainabilityPledge
WHEREAS 
, the Government of the District of Columbia is committed to protecting public health andthe natural environment in the city through numerous programs and initiatives; and
WHEREAS 
, Mayor Vincent C. Gray has designatedadvancing sustainability in the District of Columbia asa strategic priority and has established the goal of making the District of Columbia the most sustainablecity in the United States; and
WHEREAS 
, the Government of the District of Columbia and the District’s Diplomatic Missions andInternational Institutions recognize the importance of  promoting sustainability practices, includingincreasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhousegases to combat climate change; and
WHEREAS,
the Diplomatic Missions andInternational Institutions in the District of Columbiaare committed to being good stewards of theenvironment and recognize the opportunity to takeadditional meaningful and measurable steps todemonstrate environmental leadership; and
WHEREAS,
the Diplomatic Missions andInternational Institutions in the District of Columbiaare collectively committed to aiding the District’sefforts to be the most sustainable city in the UnitedStates:
NOW, THEREFORE 
, the signatory members below hereby join the District of Columbia Diplomatic Missions and International Institutions EnvironmentalPerformance, Climate, and Sustainability Pledge committing to efforts that will fulfill thegoals outlined below.
The signatories of this Pledge hereby agree to form a partnership within the DC Greening Embassies Forum between the District’s Diplomatic Missions and International Institutions and the District Government to pursue and promote programs, policies and projects aimed at advancing environmental quality, economic vitality and social equity in the District of Columbia.
_______________________________________________ _______________In Recognition of the Pledge (Mayor Vincent C. Gray) Date
 
Energy & BuildingsTransportationWater ConservationWaste ReductionEco-PurchasingJobs & CommunityTrainingReporting & Action
Strive to have all major renovations or new construction onsite include an environmental performance buildingstandard such as Energy Star, LEED Certification, orrelevant international standardStrive to reduce energy consumption and increase the useof renewable and cleaner energy
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Encourage its local workforce to make use of the city’smass transit system, carpooling and eco-friendly modes of transportationStrive for a more eco-friendly and fuel efficient vehicle fleet
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Strive to reduce potable water consumption andstormwater runoff 
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Strive to reduce landfill waste and improve landfilldiversion
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Strive to have cleaning supplies, programs, and proceduresthat comply with relevant eco-friendly standards such asEPA-Energy Star, USDA or LEEDStrive to have ongoing consumable and durable goods purchases that comply with relevant eco-friendly standardssuch as EPA-Energy Star, USDA or LEED
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Contribute to the community of the District of Columbiaby supporting forums, workshops, symposiums and otherevents aimed at exchanging policy, research and best practices on environmental performance, climate andsustainabilityStrive to work with and contribute to the District’s effortsto educate the area’s youth in environmental sustainability
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Encourage facilities management and staff to gainknowledge of best practices and environmental, building,and energy sustainability certification
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Contribute, when able, to periodic sustainability performance metrics for city-wide reportsContribute, when able, to the District’s efforts tobenchmark the energy and water performance of all majorbuildings within the cityEstablish institutional mechanism(s) for advancing andachieving the commitments in this PledgeParticipate in forums and meetings to share and update progress made towards the goals outlined in this Pledge.
 
The signatories of this Pledge hereby agree to form a partnership within the DC Greening Embassies Forum between the District’s Diplomatic Missions and International Institutions and the District Government to pursue and promote programs, policies and projects aimed at advancing environmental quality, economic vitality and social equity in the District of Columbia.
___________________________TheEmbassyofAustralia___________________________TheEmbassyofBelgium___________________________TheEmbassyofCanada___________________________TheEmbassyoftheRepublicofCyprus___________________________TheEmbassyofEcuador___________________________TheEmbassyoftheRepublicoftheFijiIslands___________________________TheEmbassyofFrance___________________________TheEmbassyofHungary___________________________TheEmbassyofGreece___________________________TheEmbassyofItaly___________________________
TheEmbassyofLatvia
______________________________________________________TheEmbassyofthePrincipalityofLiechtenstein__________________________TheEmbassyofMalta___________________________TheEmbassyofMexico___________________________TheRoyalNetherlandsEmbassy___________________________TheRoyalNepaleseEmbassy___________________________TheEmbassyofNewZealand___________________________TheEmbassyofPortugal___________________________TheEmbassyoftheRepublicofSlovenia___________________________TheEmbassyoftheRepublicofKorea___________________________TheEmbassyofSwitzerland______________________________________________________
The signatories of this Pledge hereby agree to form a partnership within the DC Greening Embassies Forum between the District’s Diplomatic Missions and International Institutions and the District Government to pursue and promote programs, policies and projects aimed at advancing environmental quality, economic vitality and social equity in the District of Columbia.

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