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
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The manufacturing process produces an average four-eight pounds of CO2 for every pound of manufactured product. You'll save 2,400 pounds of CO2 per year by recycling half of your household waste. Avoid plastic bags; take sturdy tote bags to the grocery store. Reuse plastic grocery bags as trash can liners and tote bags. Reuse take-out containers for plant saucers. Take a travel mug to your favorite coffee shop. Reuse gift-wrap or use reusable gift bags.

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