The Greening Of Business In Washington | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

The Greening Of Business In Washington

Play associated audio

Businesses in D.C. are helping put the metro region at the forefront of the national green movement and were honored at the Greater Washington Green Business Awards. Entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators were feted at the Omni Shoreham Hotel , at an awards ceremony hosted by the Washington Business Journal.

Doug Fruehling is the journal's editor. He says that although their "green" awards are sponsored by a gas company and a business group, going green is giving corporations a competitive edge. "Most CEOs, presidents and vice-presidents of companies get it," says Fruehling. "Everyone wants to be doing something green. So you have a lot of non-traditional companies that are trying to further the green movement."

Vandana Sinham reports on energy and the environment for the paper. She says the District leads the nation in green building, updating codes and passing the D.C. Green Building Act. "There are a lot of things that put the D.C. metro area ahead," says Sinham. "But it's a constant race and, in some ways, I think it's making metro areas trying to 'out-green' one another."

In their view, as companies improve environmental standards, "green" will eventually mean business as usual.

Stephanie Kaye reports...

NPR

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.
NPR

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.
NPR

'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
NPR

Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.