Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

703-324-7136
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kambiz Agazi,
Director

Climate Action News

The Results Are In: What You Said About Climate Action

The
January 15, 2021

In August and September of 2020, the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination conducted a round of outreach to the community to ask for your opinions on a variety of climate-related questions and concerns. The information you provided is being used to inform the development of the county’s first-ever Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan, or CECAP.

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CECAP 2020 Year In Review

CECAP
December 30, 2020

As we close out a year dominated by a massive public health crisis coupled with a serious economic downturn, it’s important to remember and celebrate our successes. 2020 marked the first full year of work on the Fairfax County Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan, or CECAP, to address greenhouse gas emissions locally.

From the kickoff in…

Monthly CECAP Update: November 2020

Monthly
November 25, 2020

Throughout November, the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) team of staff and consultants have been working to prepare for the initial meetings of the CECAP Working Group sector-specific subgroups, taking place December 1st and 2nd. Per ...

CECAP Process Update: October 2020

CECAP
October 30, 2020

Since its inception, development of the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) has been driven by the county’s interest in having community representatives bring their expertise, experience, and perspective to discussions about goal-setting and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies.

The COVID-19 pandemic required the planning process…

Monthly CECAP Update: October 2020

Monthly
October 30, 2020

In late September, the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) Task Force met to review the results of the public engagement that took place in early September, and to discuss greenhouse gas mitigation goals. The meeting was very productive and resulted in the Task Force making final recommendations for both a long-term target goal and an interim year…

Monthly CECAP Update: September 2020

Monthly
September 17, 2020

The past four weeks have been very eventful for the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP). Following the CECAP Task Force meeting on July 29, county staff and ICF prepared for the first round of formal public…

It's Your Turn: Fairfax County Climate Planning Goes Public

It's
August 25, 2020

More than 95 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Fairfax County comefrom cars and trucks on our roads, energy use in our homes and businesses, waste management processes, and other community sources. Controlling our greenhouse gas emissions is not only good for the environment around us, it’s also important for our health and our economic well-being.

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Monthly CECAP Update: August 2020

Monthly
August 7, 2020

In July, as summer reached its peak, development of the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) accelerated considerably. In the latter half of the month, the nine district-level Focus Groups and the Task Force met to discuss materials that county staff and…

Fairfax County Announces Climate Planning Virtual Public Meetings

Fairfax
August 5, 2020

In late August and early September, Fairfax County residents, workers, and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to participate in a series of three virtual public meetings, to provide input on the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) currently in development.

These three meetings will be facilitated conversations about the direction the county is heading in…

The Role Transportation Plays In Climate Change

The
July 28, 2020

In Fairfax County, transportation is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, producing 5.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2018 alone. From cars and trucks traveling along our roads, to rail transportation like Metro and the VRE, to off-road vehicles like construction equipment, our carbon footprint from transportation is considerable. In this article, we’ll…

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