Activities and Web Page Focus on Environmental Stewardship


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov

April 18, 2008

Activities and Web Page Focus on Environmental Stewardship

A new Fairfax County Web page and other activities focus on ways residents can help the environment. The Cool Neighborhoods Web page offers practical tips and resources for helping residents to be environmentally conscious in “My Household” and “My Neighborhood.”

  • The Bright Futures Project will launch a two-week, student-led drive on April 22 to replace one incandescent bulb with one compact fluorescent light bulb for each child enrolled in the Fairfax and Arlington county schools systems. Further information is available at www.brightfuturesproject.org.
  • The Recycling Roadshow, held at a variety of locations in the county, offers the public an opportunity to recycle computers and electronics, in addition to shredding documents. A calendar of Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program events, including community clean-ups and hazardous waste collections, is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/announce.htm.

Fairfax County is one of the founding members of the national Cool Counties initiative, which was launched in July 2007 in partnership with the Sierra Club, to reduce local governments’ greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Since 2003, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has implemented close to $7 million worth of projects and programs to address air quality and global climate change.

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