NoMa’s really hitting the big time with a new half million from the city for parks and now the recognition of growing pedestrian traffic in the booming neighborhood.
From NoMa BID press release:
Partners Include Keep America Beautiful, DC/MD Beverage Association, Harris Teeter
The NoMa Business Improvement District, Keep Washington D.C. Beautiful and Coca-Cola Refreshments kicked off America Recycles Day by announcing a $10,000 grant from the soft drink maker to the NoMa Business Improvement District to install new recycling bins.
The bins will be placed throughout the neighborhood to promote public space recycling, a growing program in the nation’s capital that focuses on recycling aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass, tin and paper.
“NoMa is already the most environmentally sensitive neighborhood in the city, with its array of transit options, including the MBT, more than 10 green roofs, and dozens of LEED and Energy Star Certified buildings. Adding on-street recycling here is a new and important step to improve the environment in this already green neighborhood,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa BID. “We appreciate Coca-Cola’s commitment to public space recycling and their grant which kicks off NoMa’s program.”
Since 2008, the American Beverage Association and its member companies have partnered with the Downtown DC BID to launch the city’s largest public space recycling program in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic. The program has collected more than 133 tons of material, which has been diverted from landfills.
About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated topromoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to promote recycling awareness, commitment, and action.
About Keep Washington D.C. Beautiful
Keep Washington D.C. Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which supports and sustains recycling and waste reduction initiatives in many forms. From comprehensive community-wide solutions to awareness-building events, KAB and affiliates like Keep Washington D.C. Beautiful are devoted to reducing waste in our communities and our society.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and haveplans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is now home to 45,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last 4.5 years. More than 3,500 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa offers 15 forms of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and access to eight Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. For more information about NoMa,visit www.nomabid.org and sign up for the bimonthly newsletter. Follow on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.