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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Community Energy Plan Town Hall - April 17th

I was asked to pass along the following.... Sounds like a good opportunity!

Don't miss the county's first Community Energy Town Hall meeting on April 17th! Mark you calender now and plan to attend this historic event. Do you have an opinion on energy intensity of local food, how your condo can go green, how sustainable redevelopment can occur in Crystal City or Columbia Pike, or maybe you have other opinions to share.

WE WANT YOUR INPUT and plan to facilitate the discussion at the upcoming April 17th meeting.

The Community Energy Plan project will establish energy goals and strategies for the entire County. This project will ultimately result in an energy plan that addresses the places where we use energy in our community – in homes, shops, offices, public buildings and other institutions – and offer strategies to:

  • Enhance Arlington’s economic competitiveness
  • Ensure reliable and affordable energy supplies
  • Demonstrate the County’s long-term commitment to environmental responsibility

The process for developing the Community Energy Plan includes two equally important elements:

  • Community Dialogue: Arlington will host two Community Town Hall Meetings in 2010 to give Arlingtonians a chance to share their thoughts on energy challenges and opportunities in our community.
  • Community Energy and Sustainability (CES) Task Force: County Board Chairman Jay Fisette convened a group of local energy and business leaders to form this task force. Together, with the input of the community, County staff and a consulting partner, Task Force leaders will recommend short and long term energy goals and identify actions needed to meet these goals. The Task Force meets every other month and each meeting is open to the public.

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