Falls Church Reaffirms Commitment to GHG Emissions Reduction
In March of 2017, the City of Falls Church reinforced its long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability with the adoption of City Council Resolution 2017-12, our commitment to a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target for the City of Falls Church. By making steady progress towards the goal of an 80% reduction in our GHG emissions by 2050, Falls Church will be doing its own part to uphold the similar goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, through both local and regional action. Accompanying the resolution was a Staff report which explains the City’s approach in greater detail.
U.S. states, cities, businesses, and educational institutions are taking action and upholding their commitment to these shared goals. We are not alone in our determination to proceed. The City will also continue to look for more federal support for this effort, not less, over the long term.
Green Programs in the City
The City of Falls Church has a strong commitment to environmental harmony, as set forth in the Council Vision.
The people of Falls Church believe protecting and nurturing a healthy natural environment is one of their highest callings. The city's public and private development reflect this belief in tangible ways. Parks, open spaces, and clean waterways are valued as recreational, ecological, and economic resources. Environmentally friendly residential and commercial buildings throughout the city incorporate nationally accepted benchmarks for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The city integrates sustainability into all of its operations, including a strong emphasis on reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
Below are links to various city "green" programs, events, and resources. Check back as this webpage grows!