Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

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Fairfax, VA 22035
John Morrill
Acting Director

Climate Action News

Below you will find the 10 most recent articles on home climate action from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination. To view a full list of articles and news releases from the OEEC, please click here.

Resilient Fairfax Monthly Update: March 2022

March 29, 2022

Spring is upon us in Fairfax County, which could mean an increase in rain events, warmer temperatures, and some severe storms. The Resilient Fairfax team continues to work diligently to create a comprehensive climate adaptation and resilience plan for our community, to help ensure we are prepared to withstand and bounce back from climate impacts.

In March, the team completed an Audit…

Resilient Fairfax Monthly Update: February 2022

March 1, 2022

Resilient Fairfax kicked off February with a virtual public meeting, the third in a series of public meetings to gather input from the community on the county’s first comprehensive climate adaptation and resilience plan. More than 120 people registered for the meeting and the questions and thoughts raised by attendees provided the subject matter experts and planners with invaluable…

EVs From Every Angle

February 17, 2022

The future of driving is electric. Transitioning from cars and trucks powered by fossil fuels to vehicles running on electricity from a grid that is growing ever-greener is one way we can make a major dent in our greenhouse gas emissions. To promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Fairfax County, the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination is launching a new public education and…

Small Lightbulb, Big Impact

February 16, 2022

How many Fairfax County residents does it take to change a lightbulb? Perhaps the more important and less ridiculous question much impact does it have when one Fairfax County resident changes a lightbulb? What about when every Fairfax County household changes a lightbulb?

It’s seemingly one of the smallest and simplest climate actions you can take, changing out your less…

Climate Projections Report Predicts Warmer, Wetter, Weirder Future For Fairfax County

February 10, 2022

New County Report And Supplemental Research From NASA DEVELOP Reveal Alarming Potential Climatic Shifts For Virginia’s Most Populous County

FAIRFAX, Va. – Feb. 10, 2022 – Today, the Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination released an in-depth climate projections report in connection with the county’s Resilient Fairfax planning effort.…

Small Actions, Big Impact: Make Changes That Matter

February 3, 2022

Greenhouse gas emissions seem so nebulous sometimes. How can we make small changes at home or at work that will, collectively, reduce emissions in our community? To answer this question, the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination is launching a new public education and outreach campaign called Small Actions, Big Impact. This campaign will offer Fairfax County residents and those who…

Resilient Fairfax Monthly Update: January 2022

February 1, 2022

Fairfax County’s climate resilience plan is coming together, and the Resilient Fairfax team spent January focused on several important pieces of the final product. Staff have been working to compile the feedback and information gathered during the strategy workshops held in December with the Planning…

Ask An Expert Your Lighting And Air Leak Questions on February 15

January 28, 2022

Everyone has moments of frustration when it comes to home improvement projects, even small ones. The same is true for business owners. Sometimes it’s the smallest projects, like swapping out lightbulbs for more efficient versions, that fall to the bottom of the list or become challenging to complete. We could all use the support of an expert from time to time.

To that end, you are…

Introducing Carbon-Free Fairfax

January 13, 2022

As 2022 begins, a new initiative from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) will take the words of Fairfax County’s first-ever Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan, or CECAP, and turn them into action. Carbon-Free Fairfax envisions a future for Fairfax County that is…

Explore CECAP's Waste and Natural Resources Strategies

January 10, 2022

Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 within the Fairfax County community will require residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to take action on all fronts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Two important areas of action relate to stewardship of our natural resources and efforts to reduce and divert waste from landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. Within CECAP, there are three…

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