Another award for Alexandria

City of Alexandria Receives Highest Certification for Virginia Municipal League’s Go Green Government Challenge

October 6, 2011

News Highlights:

· The City was certified at the platinum level, the highest level for local governments

· The Go Green Government Challenge encourages local governments to reduce energy usage and promote environmental sustainability.

For More Information:

· City of Alexandria Office of Environmental Quality

· Go Green Virginia

On Tuesday, October 4, the City of Alexandria was recognized by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) with platinum-level certification for being a green and sustainable community. The Go Green Government Challenge, a VML initiative, encourages local governments to reduce energy usage and promote environmental sustainability.

VML’s platinum level certification, which is the highest level for local governments, awarded the City of Alexandria more than 185 out of 200 possible points. This is the fourth year in a row that the VML recognized the City as part of the Go Green Government Challenge Program. The City was given maximum points for the adoption of the Energy and Climate Action Plan, development of a virtual Green Building Resource Center, and extensive public outreach and workshops that teach residents how to conserve energy, use renewable energy and incorporate green building techniques.

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Member of the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and the Waterfront Committee
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