VOX–The Green New Deal aims to get buildings off fossil fuels. These 6 places have already started. The nation’s capitol has taken some incredibly ambitious steps on climate change. Last December, it passed some of the strongest clean energy requirements in the country.
GREATER GREATER WASHINGTON–DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the most ambitious clean energy law in the nation on Friday. It requires all of DC’s electricity to come from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2032, 13 years earlier than California and Hawaii have committed to transition to 100% green electricity.
DC DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT — The Mayor directed the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to designate portions of both islands as a State Conservation Area and the southern area of Kingman Island as a Critical Wildlife Area. The State Conservation Area designation mimics the federal covenant for the islands, restricting their use to environmental, educational, and recreational purposes. In addition, the Mayor also announced a new $4.7 million investment for educational and recreational improvements on the islands.
DC POLICY CENTER — Will Millennials stay in the District when they start a family? D.C. policymakers have been fighting for decades to get young people to move downtown. They sure did come, and more of them than policymakers ever expected. But the long-term growth of D.C.’s population and tax base depends on them staying into their thirties and forties—and that depends on there being enough family-sized housing that today’s young people can afford.
As one of Hickok Cole’s 25 Acts of Kindness, the Full Circle Committee collected thank you cards to send to members of the military for the 4th of July! All cards were sent through A Million Thanks, a year-round campaign to show our appreciation for our U.S. Military Men and Women. On Friday, May 24, HCA kicked-off the Memorial Day weekend by hosting a Patriotic–themed happy hour to sign the cards. Continue reading
NPR was featured in the May issue of Interior Design Magazine. Article by Laura Fisher Kaiser.
The Full Circle Committee strives to promote Hickok Cole’s collaborative philosophy through philanthropic activities. We create awareness, opportunity & connection both within our firm and in the greater community. We feel that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Continue reading
Hickok Cole’s interiors group met with design extraordinaire Suzanne Tick this morning at the Tandus showroom in Georgetown to hear about her design process and preview several new textiles from her collection. Continue reading