National Recognition for Environmental Initiatives
In 2008, the county received the 2007-2008 PTI Technology Solutions Award for
Sustainability from the Public Technology Institute for its Plug-In
Hybrid Vehicle Fleet Trial.
Green Power Partner by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency for efforts to reduce the risk of
climate change through green power purchasing (2007).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge program (2007).
National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Environmental
Excellence for the Board of Supervisors’ Environmental Agenda ("A
20-Year Vision") and for the Environmental Improvement Program
Fairfax County was first among large
counties in the National Association of Counties Change a Light
Campaign, a two-month nationwide campaign challenging county employees
to change incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Landfill Methane Outreach Program Community Partner of the Year Award for use of landfill gas as a renewable energy source, saving the county $5,000 a year in fuel (2005).
- National Association of Counties Achievement Award for "Improving Air Quality in the Washington Metropolitan Region, a Commitment to Air Quality Excellence - Air Quality Protection Strategy" (2005).