Community Energy Action Plan

Tell Us What You Want in the Community Energy Action Plan

Community Energy Action Plan Town Hall

Why Attend? 

  • Engage in activities to learn about climate change and what the City is already doing.  
  • Let the City know what priorities and challenges our community needs to address to become more climate friendly.  
  • Connect with other passionate community members and City leaders who are working together on climate action NOW! 

Can’t make the meeting? Bookmark this page to check back for future events. Send us your thoughts at or call 703-248-5297 (TTY 711).

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Accommodation Requests

The City of Falls Church is committed to the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To request an interpreter or reasonable accommodation for any type of disability, call 703-248-5297 (TTY 711). A request for an interpreter is needed to have in-person services provided at the meeting. 

Call to Action

Climate change poses a serious threat to our environment and well-being. There is clear guidance from scientists and policymakers on what we need to do: reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Action is required at all levels and local governments have a unique role to play in supporting their communities’ transition to a low carbon economy.


The City has committed to GHG emissions reduction goals to reduce our impact on the changing climate. In 2017, City Council resolved to adopt the regional goals established by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), to reduce emissions of GHGs below 2005 levels by 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. In 2020, it supported the adoption of a regional interim goal by MWCOG to achieve a 50% reduction in regional GHG emissions by 2030.

Community Energy Plan Kickoff - Environmental Sustainability Council March 16, 2023

Progress to Date

The City of Falls Church community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 22% between 2005 and 2020, despite a 34% growth in population. For more information, please check out the documents linked below.

City staff are working with expert consultants and the community to develop an action plan to achieve these goals. The latest draft is available here.


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