2008 Abingdon Forum

2009 Best Practices

Regional Forums


More than 175 people attended these two regional gatherings on May 7 in Richmond and on May 8 in Roanoke. The one-day sessions provided local elected officials and professional staff from around Virginia an abundance of practical help to begin or to advance their energy saving and sustainability efforts.


Forum speakers discussed many of the policies and actions described in the Green Government Challenge and Green Schools Challenge that can lead to becoming a certified "Green Government" or "Green School." In addition, those attending heard the latest on the availability of federal stimulus money for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG).


An assortment of presentations, handouts and photographs from the forums are posted below.


Green Tips
Put the Pressure On. Keep your tires inflated properly. Under-inflated tires are energy drainers. This simple action can save 400-700 pounds of CO2 per year. Changing auto air filters regularly also increases fuel efficiency. Accelerate slowly (don't lead foot it) and drive the speed limit. Better yet, ditch the car and walk, bike or take transit. Every gallon of gasoline you don't use keeps 20 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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