About the Green Power Challenge
The City Council has launched a year-long, City-wide challenge to become a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Community Read the Green Power Resolution. City residents and businesses are encouraged to work collectively to purchase and/or generate renewable energy in amounts that meet or exceed 3% of the total community-wide electricity use. Watch for updates on our progress. Visit the EPA website for more information about Green Power in the City.
This challenge has several advantages that benefit city government, residents, and businesses:
Improved living and community environment
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants
Enhanced community image
Increased citizen pride
Falls Church residents and local businesses are encouraged to help the city reach its goal by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and/or installing on-site renewable energy sources. Organizations can also purchase RECs through a third party (i.e. 3Degrees) even if they do not consume electricity or pay an energy bill.
It's Easy to Participate
Purchase renewable energy for some or all of your home, business, group, or organization - even if you do not pay an electrical bill
Use the REC locator to find state and national REC providers; or
If you purchase RECs from one of these providers, please let the City know so we can count them towards our goal! Call 703-248-5230 (TTY 711) or email