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Adopt-a-highway programs engage residents and local businesses in maintaining a section of the highway by picking up litter. GGWash is taking the idea to the blog with our Adopt-a-tag program.

Make a donation today and sponsor the tag of your choice!

Want to see your name next to all of our posts tagged transit? How about the ones labeled history, or arts, or weather? Now's your chance!

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And, more importantly, you're helping maintain the blog so you and your fellow readers have a reliable place to discuss, debate, and advocate for smart urban and transportation planning and policy.

How does it work?

Make a donation. Respond to the follow up email to choose your tag. In the next week or two, see your name on all posts labeled with that tag!

Where will your name show up?

When you sponsor a tag, your “adopt-a-tag” badge with your name will be included on every post published on the blog under that main tag. The badge will show up above the author bio at the bottom of the post. Something like this:

Your “adopt-a-tag” badge will also show up on that tag's topic page. For example, let's say Dan Malouff adopts the “housing” tag. This badge will hang out at the top of this page.

Which tags can you adopt?

Almost all the main topics are up for grabs. These are the categories you see in the green box in the top left-hand corner of posts on the homepage, like this “transit” post.

Some tags are more popular and/or more frequent than others. For example, the “transit” tag got 439,000 views and was the main tag on 176 posts published in 2017. While there were only 13 posts tagged “architecture” and they got 43,000 views.

The more popular and/or frequent the tag, the higher the price tag!

There are a few restrictions. Adopt-a-tag sponsors must be individuals, not companies. Breakfast links and the “About GGWash” tag are off the table. While the politics tag is up for grabs (and there will be a lot of elections-related posts this year!), no person running for office may sponsor the politics tag.

What are you waiting for?

So which tag do you want to sponsor? Donate today and you'll get an email with your tag options. Adoptions will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Adopt your tag today!

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Sarah Guidi was Greater Greater Washington's Managing Director from 2015 to 2018. She now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family.