Last night, the Environmental Policy Commission, City Staff, and Virginia Tech hosted an open house to discuss the EPC’s Draft Environmental Action Plan at the City’s latest green building – the Charles Houston Recreational Center (which looks amazing). Lots of great comments were generated and we sensed a readiness among the participants to help get their hands “clean” in helping Alexandria become a sustainable city. This really is the last piece of Eco-City policy planning and while it has been two years of incredibly hard work on the part of EPC members, City Staff, our partners at Virginia Tech, City Council, and lots of input and dedication from our citizens, we think it has all been worth it. Having a plan and a direction are necessary to enacting meaningful change. But we need your input to ensure that we’ve got it right and we’re going to need you to do your part in implementing this plan.
Please review and submit YOUR comments and ideas on the Draft Environmental Action Plan by May 15, 2009 (this Friday). After another round of review by the EPC, we will be presenting the proposed final Environmental Action Plan to City Council in early June.
You can find the plan by clicking here.