Washington DC is the place to be for those looking for sustainable jobs and the greenest companies for which to work. From LEED certified building to sustainable practices, these companies do their part for a greener future.

Food & Water Watch

Advocacy groups are a great place to work and Food and Water Watch is one of the best. From its well known leader Wenonah Hauter to its passionate group of advocates, you’ll get swept up in the excitement of sustainability. The company’s issues run the gamut from bottled water to sustainable seafood and making food safer for everyone. The campaigns are targeted at consumers, businesses and policy all in the effort to make food more sustainable and our most precious resource, water, more conservative. 

International Green Energy Council

If sustainability is important to you, one of the greenest companies to work for is the International Green Energy Council. A membership-based organization, IGEC strives to educate the public and private on how to go green. It is a resource for recycling, sustainable growth and building. Part of its education is training sustainable leaders through classes. With initiatives from recycling and composting to waste reduction and being a voice at climate conferences, IGEC is an organization that doesn’t just talk the talk, it walks the walk.

United States Green Building Council

As the inventors of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification, USGBC is blazing the trail to a more sustainable future. LEED is considered the definitive guide to constructing and maintaining a building in a sustainable fashion according to universally accepted standards. Its headquarters in Washington, DC is LEED Platinum certified. You can take a tour of the building to see the floor-to-ceiling windows, two-story-high waterfall and up-to-the-moment energy meter.

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Jamie Hardin is the counter-culture
Washingtonian in the know. Inspired by food, sustainability issues, and public health, she prides herself on finding DC’s off-the-beaten path treasures. When she isnt enjoying organic food or reducing her carbon footprint, Jamie’s traveling on her scooter or walking her two pit bulls. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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