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What is Green Infrastructure?

"Green infrastructure technologies treat stormwater as a resource, not something to eliminate. Also known as low-impact development or adaptive management, these techniques capture, infiltrate, treat and reuse polluted runoff before it enters the sewer system. These practices include rain gardens, porous pavements, green roofs, infiltration planters, trees and tree boxes, and rainwater harvesting for non-potable uses such as toilet flushing and landscape irrigation." as defined by DC H2O
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infographic courtesy of http://ow.ly/9FmxF - see green infrastructure in action at http://dcgreenworks.org/

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Green walls (aka living walls), like green infrastructure, capture rain where it falls. Green wall luminary Patrick Blanc designed this wall at the Musée du quai Branly.

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Green roof modules and the steel grating they will grow through. Green infrastructure has arrived!

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literally green infrastructure. One of the silos at the McMillan Park and Sand Filtration site where filtration sand was cleansed.

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Check out our new video produced by Stone Soup Films and see how dc greenworks is bringing green infrastructure to life!

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growing livable communities using living materials

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1425 K St. - dc greenworks featured green roof; see more at dcgreenworks.org

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1425 K Street NW

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