Falls Church Certified Green
The City of Falls Church has been recognized for the fourth year in a row as a Virginia â€œCertified Green Governmentâ€ for successfully implementing environmental policies and taking practical actions to reduce carbon emissions.Â The Green Government certification is part of the Virginia Municipal Leagueâ€™s Green Government Challenge.
Local governments who received the recognition earned â€œgreen pointsâ€ by implementing or adopting up to 30 policies and actions from 11 categories ranging from energy efficiency and green buildings to land-use and innovation.Â Amassing between 100 and 124 â€œgreen pointsâ€ out of a possible 200 earned certification as a â€œGreen Government.â€
Twenty-five cities, towns and counties participated in the 2011 Green Government Challenge.Â And of those 25, 20 achieved the minimum score of 100 â€œgreen pointsâ€ that was necessary for certification as a â€œVML Green Government.â€
The certificates and awards were presented at the VML Annual Conference in Henrico County on Oct. 4.
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