National Capital Region Sustainable Practices Team, National Park Service
National Capital Region Sustainability Fair (Education and Outreach):
At the time the Sustainable Practices Team first convened, the members realized that there was a lack of understanding about sustainable practices and a need to further convey its meaning and long term benefits to others within the Federal government and to the general public. They chose to do so by bringing national attention to innovative programs and initiatives underway within the Federal government private industry and community organizations through a Sustainability Fair: "Sustaining America's Special Places: Your Parks, Your Communities." The theme of the Fair focused on fostering partnerships with community organizations and community activists, State and local governments, and the local business community. The Sustainability Team published an informational booklet detailing park activities, and provided ideas for individual involvement and opportunities for visitors to gain information and interact with partnership organizations involved in the sustainable practices movement.