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
Turn your refrigerator down. Refrigerators account for about 20 percent of household electricity use. Use a thermometer to set your refrigerator temperature as close to 37 degrees and your freezer as close to 3 degrees as possible. Make sure that its energy saver switch is turned on.

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