Fairfax County’s environment is resilient, but not indestructible. Our vision recognizes that we have a responsibility to be good stewards to ensure a sustainable future.
While it is not an action plan, the vision is important because it helps to guide our environmental sustainability initiatives and programs. Two key principles direct the vision:
- First, we must conserve our limited natural resources.
- Second, we are committed to providing the resources needed to protect our environment.
The Board of Supervisors adopted the vision on June 20, 2017. Read the full report:
The vision connects to how the county provides services, and it focuses on seven core service areas:
- Land Use
- Waste Management
- Parks and Ecological Resources
- Climate and Energy
- Environmental Stewardship
How the Vision Was Created
The Board of Supervisors originally adopted a vision in 2004, and it was subsequently revised in 2007. This original vision was updated through extensive public input, including survey, public meetings and written comments and testimony. The summary of public input is provided below:
- March 2017 Survey Results on Draft Update
- Summary Presentation on 2016 Public Meetings/Survey
- June 2016 Survey Results
- July 20, 2016 Public Meeting Input Summary
- July 27, 2016 Public Meeting Input Summary
- July 28, 2016 Public Meeting Input Summary
- Written Testimony