Resilient, Sustainable West Falls Church Economic Development Project Panel (February 2018) On February 15, 2018, the ESC hosted a panel discussion to engage City decision-makers and the broader community in a discussion of how the City can integrate environmental and economic sustainability principles into the West Falls Church Economic Development Project, driving resilient development, maximizing environmental benefit, creating place and reducing financial risk.
Green Schools Panel (October 2017) To contribute to community discussion of the November 2017 high school bond referendum, the City of Falls Church Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC) hosted a green schools panel at its October 2017 meeting. With this panel, the ESC sought to engage decision-makers, the community and sustainable buildings experts in a discussion of how the Falls Church City Public Schools system can incorporate high performance, low environmental impact design into its facilities, maximizing benefit to the entire school community.
The nine member Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC) Executive Committee is appointed by City Council for three-year terms, with the City's Environmental Programs Coordinator serving as Staff Liaison. Volunteers from the community serve as associate members on the subcommittee for Energy Transition, and the Habitat Restoration and Education Task Groups. The Executive Committee may appoint other persons as consultants. View our ESC Organizational Chart for additional details.
The Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC), formerly known as the Falls Church Recycling and Litter Prevention Council, was established in 1989 for the purpose of planning and promoting a comprehensive program of recycling and litter prevention activities. As it expanded and evolved, the ESC and its subcommittees have increasingly addressed a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues important to the quality of life in our community. Areas of focus include:
Energy efficiency and climate change
Sustainable community development
Environmental and sustainability education and outreach
Habitat and soil restoration
Solid waste management
Letters and Reports to Council
Periodically, the ESC is asked to provide Council with comments regarding ordinance changes, commercial development applications, or environmental issues. The ESC has provided multiple comment letters. Click each link below to read the comment letters submitted to Council. To view letters from previous years, contact the City Clerks office.