The District of Columbia faces several challenges when it comes to stormwater management. Runoff pollutes local waterways, erodes streambanks, causes flooding, and can even overwhelm the sewer system, with these negative impacts all eventually flowing into the sensitive Chesapeake Bay. In response, the District created two innovative programs that work in tandem to promote the
The Joint Call to Action to Promote Health Communities is a collaboration of eight national organizations in the health, built environment and natural environment spaces aiming to spur their respective members to work together to achieve healthier, more equitable communities. The organizations (American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, American Public Health Association, American Society
NOAA Fisheries monitor’s our nation’s fisheries and keeping them sustainable. For more than a decade, Fifth Estate has bolstered efforts to engage with fishermen, partner organizations, and other stakeholders through a range of strategies and channels for three different NOAA Fishieries programs: the Marine Recreational Information Program, an initiative to improve the way saltwater recreational
The National Recreation and Park Association turned to Fifth Estate Communications to build a toolkit that would help members explain the link between parks and community health — especially to to elected officials weighing funding priorities. In a time of tight budgets and community health problems on the rise, it’s crucial that communities understand the direct correlation.
Whether at work, home, shopping, or out for an evening on the town, Americans spend the vast majority of their lives inside one building or another. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is committed to ensuring that our built environment contributes to the wellbeing of people and the planet through a series of sustainability initiatives.
A perplexing challenge has perennially vexed the urban forestry community: With all the benefits we know urban forests provide, what is the most important issue to talk about when we’re trying to draw broad audiences under the urban forest canopy? Four years of work by a national task force convened by the U.S. Forest Service
Takoma Park is a famously progressive, environmentally active community in Maryland. And when the city to launch an Earth Day Festival, it turned to Fifth Estate Communications to help make the event a success. Fifth Estate worked with the Old Takoma Business Association to create a family-friendly community event that showcased environmental vendors and local