This is a social group for environmental policy professionals/volunteers/interns/wannabes (those switching careers, etc).
There are a number of environment & health focused non-profits in DC with a lobbying arm as well as various environmental policy groups. Metro DC also has a bourgeoning entrepreneurial scene and lots of bright people working on various issues related to improving the quality of our air, water, food as well as sustainability, energy, ethics and, related to all of the above, security. This meetup hopes to bring together people working on all sorts of issues and provide a network for education, jobs and plain ol' fun.
The following are some of the things we'll be exploring as part of this meetup: happy hours, online courses we then meet online or in person to discuss, meetups based on specific topics of interest to the members, book club.
There are a lot of aspects to environmental law and policy: air quality, water quality, energy independence, pollution, endangered species and hundreds of others. You are not expected to be part of every meetup .. you probably aren't equally interested in every topic related to protecting the environment. The hope is there would be various meetings based on things that interest everyone in this group.