Alexandria Receives Highest Certification for Green Government

by Lee Hernly, Editor

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

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On Tuesday, October 6, the City of Alexandria was recognized by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) with highest platinum-level certification for being a green and sustainable government.  The Go Green Government Challenge, a VML initiative, encourages local governments to implement specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions generated by both the local government and the broader community.

VML’s platinum-level certification, the highest level for local governments.  This is the eighth consecutive year VML has recognized the City at this highest level as part of the Go Green Government Challenge Program.

The City was given maximum innovation points for:

  1. developing the new Metroway premium bus service on the Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway,
  2. launching SolarizeAlexandria to help residents go solar,
  3. retrofitting 90 percent  of the City’s traffic lights with LED, and
  4. participating in the Energy Masters Volunteer Training Program.

For more information regarding the City’s Office of Environmental Quality, visit this link or the City’s Eco-City Alexandria initiative, visit this link.

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