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Posted on: December 13, 2023

2023 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Winners Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2023

2023 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Winners Announced

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, THE ALBEMARLE COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY (ACSA), AND THE RIVANNA WATER & SEWER AUT...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

City of Charlottesville Establishes The Office of Sustainability

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 12, 2023

City of Charlottesville establishes The Office of Sustainability

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On November 20, 2023, City Manager Sam Sanders announced the establishment of the Office of Sustainability as part of the ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Charlottesville Provides Funding for Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 1, 2023

Charlottesville Provides Funding for Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – First launched in 2013, Charlottesville’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program has helped ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Resilient Together to Host Virtual Open House

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 27, 2023

Resilient Together to Host Virtual Open House

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Resilient Together will be hosting an engaging, interesting, and informative conversation (although we will have a variety of subjec...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Charlottesville Proclaims October 4 as Energy Efficiency Day

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 3, 2023

Charlottesville Proclaims October 4 as Energy Efficiency Day

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville has recognized October 4, 2023 as Energy Efficiency Day, joining over 1000 communities and organizat...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Resilient Together. One Climate. One Community.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 15, 2023

Resilient Together. One Climate. One Community. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Resilient Together is a collaborative planning and implementation effort designed to ensure our community is strong, s...

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

2023 Climate Action Work Plan Posted

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July 26, 2023

2023 Climate Action Work Plan Posted

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - As we move forward with implementation of Charlottesville's Community Climate Action Plan, the Climate Protection Program has published the 2023 Climate A...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Solarize Charlottesville Campaign is Open!

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July 6, 2023

Solarize Charlottesville Campaign is Open!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Making the switch to solar power is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to Solarize Virginia, a program that reduces the cost and complexity of going...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

New Resource: Heat Mitigation and Adaptation Guidebook

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Increasing summer temperatures are amongst Charlottesville's top climate hazards. By mid-century, climate models project that Charlottesville could experience more than double the extreme heat events we currently experience. Urban areas are especially vul...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Charlottesville Releases Updated GHG Inventories

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May 26, 2023

Charlottesville Releases Updated GHG Inventories

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City’s Climate Program has released community-wide Greenhouse Gas inventory data for calendar years 2020 and 2021. Data can be found on th...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Charlottesville Climate Action Plan has officially been adopted!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2023

Charlottesville’s Climate Protection Program is pleased to share that the Climate Action Plan (Link) has officially been adopted as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan! As we move from the p...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Planning Commission votes to advance the Climate Action Plan

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Last night, on Dec. 13, 2022, at a joint meeting of the Charlottesville Planning Commission and City Council, the Planning Commission voted to recommend the Charlottesville Climate Action Plan as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.This is an im...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Adopting Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan

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BackgroundOn October 3, 2022, the City's Climate Program staff presented Charlottesville's first Climate Action Plan at a City Council work session. The Climate Action Plan is a strategic document aimed at achieving Charlottesville's greenhouse gas reduct...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Next Steps for Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan

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Last week, on October 3, the City's Climate Program staff presented the Charlottesville Climate Action Plan at a City Council work session. The agenda memo and the work session video recording are available here.  The Climate Action Plan document...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Charlottesville's Climate Action Plan Available Online

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Charlottesville’s Climate Action Plan is now available online and will be presented to City Council at the Monday, October 3, 2022 work session! Council work sessions begin at 4:00 pm, and more information can be accessed at the City Council Meetings webp...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Climate Action Plan to be Presented to City Council - 10/03/2022

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals of 45% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The CAP presents a strategic framework to prioritize actions to meet the ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Upcoming Climate Action Listening Sessions & Town Hall Community Workshop

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August 2022 Community Input Opportunities for the Climate Action Plan

Listening Sessions:The City of Charlottesville is hosting two Listening Sessions in August to provide an intentional space for voices in our community who are not traditionally involved ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

New Climate Planning Materials Available

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New materials have been posted to the City's website for the Climate Action Plan and the Climate Vulnerability Assessment! 

The new materials are linked directly below. These materials, as well as additional resources and information about the pla...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Community Workshop: Help Charlottesville become Climate Resilient!

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Please join the conversation on Thursday, June 9, 5 PM - 7 PM for a virtual Community Workshop to discuss the City of Charlottesville's Climate Vulnerability Assessment. 

 You are invited to this free workshop, hosted by the City...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Sign Up & Learn More about Solarize Charlottesville!

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The City of Charlottesville has teamed up with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to make going solar easier and more affordable than ever with our annual Solarize Charlottesville campaign. Going solar has the potential to greatly reduce your electr...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Save the Date: June 9, 5PM - 7PM Community Workshop on Climate Vulnerabilities

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Please plan to join us, fellow community members, and community organizations on Thursday, June 9, 5PM - 7PM for a final, virtual, Community Workshop to inform Charlottesville's Climate Vulnerability Assessment!

The Climate Vulnerability Assessmen...
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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Join Us at "The Fleet of the Future: Right Sized and Electrified"

Event Name:  Fleet of the Future, Right-Sized and Electrified, Monday, May 23, 3-5PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2022

The City of Charlottesville is excited to partner with Albemarle County, Virginia Clean Cities, and the University of Virginia for a community showcase of electric equipment.

On Monday, May 23rd, join us at the Albemarle Co...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Reminder - Climate Surveys Still Open, through May 20th!

Climate Surveys

There's still time to inform the City's two climate planning processes that are underway!

Survey 1:  Give us your thoughts on reducing Charlottesville's GHG emissions!

Over 160 responses have been received so far. Please share your thoughts on prel...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Climate Action at City Council Work Session on Monday, April 18

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The City's Climate Protection Program will be presenting an update and preliminary content for the City's Climate Action Plan at the City Council Work Session on Monday, April 18, 4:00 pm. The presentation and discussion can be viewed via live stream or a...
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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Surveys Open for Climate Action Planning

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 20, 2022

Two climate surveys - one for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and one for assessing climate vulnerabilities - are open until Friday, May 20!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City’s Climate Protection...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

GHG Emissions Data Updated on the City Website

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories support the work of the Climate Protection Program, established to pursue the City’s commitments to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its community-wide activities. Emissions inventories measu...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Summary Report from Community/Staff Forums Available - Climate Vulnerability Assessment Process

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As part of the Climate Vulnerability Assessment Process, community members and staff considered vulnerabilities in Charlottesville's community systems in two live virtual forums and through an online form for follow-up comments and input from individuals ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Urban Heat Island Mapping Data - Now Available!

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Following from the 2021 Heat Watch - Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign, the City of Charlottesville has received the final processed data files. A summary PDF report and the GIS datasets are now available on the City's website for download.  The...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Join us on Jan. 20 for a Climate Action Together Roundtable Discussion

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Climate Action Together: A Roundtable Discussion About Local Implications of Climate Change on Our Community's Health, Safety, and Ecology

Thursday, January 20, 5PM-7PMRegister to Attend (Zoom)

Climate change is upon us in the form of increasingly extreme w...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Charlottesville Adopted New GHG Reduction Goals

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On July 1, 2019, City of Charlottesville's City Council adopted new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals informed by community input and the challenge posed by climate change, including the recent IPCC report. The new goals aim to achieve a 45% reduction ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Draft GHG Goals Open for Public Comment

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At City Council's May 6, 2019 meeting, a compilation of community comments and input were presented along with draft greenhouse gas reduction goals. Community input was used to inform support for this level of commitment and to begin informing direction t...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Charlottesville Recommits to Climate Action

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City Council passed a resolution on June 19, 2017 as its "Response to the Announced US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement". The resolution indicates continued commitment on behalf of Charlottesville to reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

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