Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker Health is a non-profit, community health center serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Through four sites in the District of Columbia, Whitman-Walker Health offers primary medical and dental care; mental health and addictions counseling and treatment; HIV education, prevention, and testing; legal services; and medical adherence case management. Whitman-Walker Health is committed to meeting the health needs of the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV/AIDS.
In December 2015, Whitman-Walker partnered with Groundswell to switch their utility bill to 100% clean energy. In making the switch, the group is expected to save more than $11,000 over the course of their two year contract, meaning they get to save money while helping the environment.
“Like Groundswell, Whitman-Walker is an organization committed to the health and well-being of our communities,” says Whitman-Walker Deputy Executive Director Naseema Shafi. “For us that responsibility extends outside of the exam room or support groups to reducing our carbon footprint. This effort is not something our patients will feel when they are getting services from us, but it is something that has real impact on where they work and live.”