Washington, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment: Creating and Sharing Environmental Protection and Economic Development ‘Best Practices’ World-Wide [12.2.18]


  • T.H. Tommy Wells, Director, (Washington, D.C.) Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)
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Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The EmeraldPlanet TV programs are available to view on our website, YouTube, UStream TV, and social media around the world. The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: T.H. Tommy Wells, Director, (Washington, D.C.) Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), (In-Studio), Theme: “Wildlife Action Plan”
  • Segment ‘2’: T.H. Tommy Wells, Director, (Washington, D.C.) Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), (In-Studio), Theme: “Anacostia River Sediment Project”
  • Segment ‘3’: T.H. Tommy Wells, Director, (Washington, D.C.) Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), (In-Studio), Theme: “Building Energy Performance Standard”
  • Segment ‘4’: T.H. Tommy Wells, Director, (Washington, D.C.) Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), (In-Studio), Theme: “Product Stewardship”

Program Overview:

The (Washington, D.C.) Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia, USA. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, the agency administers programs and services to fulfill its mission. The DOEE works collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior which will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

DOEE has approximately 300 engineers, biologists, toxicologists, geologists, technicians, inspectors, environmental specialists, policy analysts, administrators, public outreach specialists, and support staff. Among their many responsibilities are: Issuing permits; Monitoring environmental conditions; Providing funding and technical assistance; Assessing environmental risks; Developing policies; Inspecting facilities; Enforcing environmental regulations; Working with other entities to solve everyday environmental issues; and Informing and educating the public on local environmental trends and benefits.

The DOEE team promotes public and environmental health by implementing and enforcing District and Federal laws and regulations. Its leaders recognize strong and healthy communities are central to the District’s economic prosperity, and work daily to protect the environment in which its people live, work, and play.

Thank you Happy, Production Crew, Program Team, and volunteers for your outstanding commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we create The EmeraldPlanet… 
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