Do you live or work in Alexandria? Are you concerned or interested in the environment; reducing pollution and energy use; encouraging walking, bicycling and public transportation use; protecting natural resources and wildlife habitat; improving air and water quality; or improving access to healthy, sustainable food? What can you do or what have you done to reduce your impact on the environment? Alexandria’s Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) needs your help.
On Saturday, June 14, 2008 the City of Alexandria adopted the region’s first ever Eco-City Charter (a sustainable vision for the future of Alexandria) and is in the process of developing an Environmental Action Plan (a sustainability plan to put that vision into action) to make Alexandria a better place to live, while reducing its impact on the environment.
The EPC and the Eco-City Studio encourage you to get involved. We want to know your ideas and comments, want to respond to your questions, and learn about what you do to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
This blog will enable you to actively participate in the development of the Environmental Action Plan, exchange sustainability tips and information with friends and neighbors, and create a network with other members of the Alexandria community that share similar ideas and goals related to ecological sustainability.
If there is a specific sustainability topic you are interested in, then check out the categories in the sidebar to the right. Share your ideas, comments and questions! Your input is very valuable.