Environmental Sustainability Council


  • Executive Committee
    • 7:30 p.m., third Thursday of each month, excluding August
    • City Hall, 300 Park Ave., Dogwood Room, G Level
  • Energy Transition Subcommittee
    • 7:30 p.m., third Thursday of each month, excluding August
    • City Hall, 300 Park Ave., Dogwood Room, G Level
  • Habitat Restoration Task Group
  • Education Task Group

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
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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.  

  • There is one vacancy currently on the ESC; please visit the vacancies page for more information.

Staff Liaison

City Council Liaison

  • Council Member Dan Sze


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
  • Stormwater 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.