From June 12th to 15th, ICANN is hosting its ICANN77 Policy Forum at the Marquis in Washington D.C. The event is dedicated to policy development work of the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees (SO/ACs), and regional outreach activities.
Interlink Systems Innovation Institute, the official operator of the .earth web domain registry will be attending the ICANN77 Forum, which prompted the Voices.Earth blog to create a post about the top eco-friendly attractions in the capital of the United States.
Washington, D.C. boasts a wide-range of practices and policies that make environmental accountability a priority for residents and visitors alike, allowing them to adopt sustainable measures readily.
Here’s our vote of the top eco-friendly attractions in Washington, D.C.:
- Rock Creek Park: Spanning more than 1,700 acres, Rock Creek Park is a vast urban green space within the city. It offers numerous hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Learn more here.
- National Mall and Memorial Parks: Flanked by iconic landmarks such as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall provides a beautiful outdoor space for walking, picnicking, and enjoying the scenery. Additionally, the park has implemented sustainable practices such as recycling bins, as well as monitoring and preventing air and water pollution and erosion to reduce energy and waste and conserve water. Learn more here.
- Smithsonian National Zoo: While visiting the National Zoo, visitors can learn about wildlife conservation and sustainability efforts. The zoo also actively participates in breeding programs, research, and education initiatives to protect endangered species and promote environmental stewardship. Learn more here.
- The U.S. Botanic Garden: Located near the U.S. Capitol, the Botanic Garden showcases a diverse collection of plants from various ecosystems. It emphasizes sustainable practices such as water conservation, composting, and organic pest control. Learn more here.
- Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens: Situated along the Anacostia River, Kenilworth Park features stunning aquatic gardens with blooming lotus flowers and water lilies. Visitors can explore the boardwalks and trails while appreciating the natural beauty. Learn more here.
- Sustainable Restaurants: The U.S. capital boasts numerous eco-conscious restaurants that prioritize locally sourced and organic ingredients, as well as sustainable practices such as recycling, composting, and reducing food waste. Here’s a list of 40 eco-friendly restaurants in Washington, D.C.
We look forward to spending time with our industry peers at the upcoming ICANN77 Policy Forum. In the meantime, to learn more about the .earth web domain, check out Voices.Earth.