Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Remember to vote locally for the environment!

All the political talk this fall seems to be about the presidential food fight.  For those of us who care about environmental issues, voting in local and state elections is just as important as the presidential election.  Here's a great example of local environmental work in action:

The Town of Vienna Community Enhancement Commission today received the Environmental Excellence Award from Fairfax County VA.  I'm proud to be a part of these hardworking folks who have accomplished much good for the environment, including:

  • the Solarize program, which allows local residents to install solar panels on their homes at lower cost due to a group purchase
  • participation on the VA Green Restaurant program, including the recognition of the VA Green Restaurant of the Year right here in Vienna -- Cafe Amouri!
  • development of a program to conserve tree cover in Vienna
  • removal of invasive English ivy from trees throughout Vienna
  • sponsorship of an annual Green Expo in Vienna to educate residents on sustainability
Congratulations to Vienna's CEC!  (David Steiner, Tara Ruzkowski, Jack Ruzkowski, and Maureen Alonso not pictured)

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