|D.C. Environmental Network
The DC Environmental Network (DCEN), founded in 1996 and spearheaded by Global Green USA — is working toward a vision of rebuilding Washington, DC's neighborhoods and communities for long-term economic stability — accomplishing this by protecting and restoring the capital city's urban environment. The undertaking is a challenge: Major environmental problems in the region include global warming, contaminated drinking water, air pollution, congested traffic, neighborhood trash, degradation of the Anacostia River, Potomac River and Rock Creek and lead contamination. Rising to the challenge is a thriving coalition made up of over 100 local and national environmental, faith, civic, labor and other organizations and businesses that care about improving the quality of life in every District neighborhood. Meeting every month to focus on problems specific to the DC region, Network members exchange current information and develop campaign strategies. The Network then helps coordinate a coalition response.