City Council Receives Green Award
City Council members accept the Green Government Challenge Award for their participation in VML’s 2009 Green Government Challenge. This award is part of VML's Go Green Virginia environmental initiative.
The Green Government Challenge is a friendly competition among local governments to encourage the implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions.
Local governments earned “green points” by implementing or adopting up to 30 policies and actions divided into 11 categories ranging from energy efficiency and green buildings to land-use and innovation. Amassing between 100 and 124 “green points” out of a possible 200 earned certification as a “Green Government.”