Cool Counties

Cool CountiesFairfax County is helping to lead a national effort for counties to reduce global warming emissions 80 percent by 2050, an achievable average annual reduction of 2 percent. The Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Declaration also urges the federal government to adopt legislation requiring an 80 percent emissions reduction by 2050 and calls for fuel economy standards to be raised to 35 miles per gallon within a decade.

About Cool Counties

For Residents and Businesses

Trying to stay "cool" at home, at work, or on the road?  Check out these links:

At Home

At Work On the Road


For Governments

  • Templates to Becoming a Cool County 
    Fairfax County, working in partnership with the Sierra Club and King County, Wash., has produced a roadmap showing the kinds of concrete actions through policies and programs that counties can take to reduce their emissions, including seven key areas: energy efficiency, renewable energy, greening vehicle fleets, land use, transportation, water conservation and education.

  • Fairfax County's Efforts at Becoming a Cool County

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