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Posted on: November 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] James City County Wins Go Green Award

VACO Go Green Award

On Nov. 15, the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) awarded James City County the Go Green Award, Platinum Level. The award is part of VACO's Go Green Virginia project, whose annual Green Government Challenge offers communities the opportunity to engage in some friendly competition with the goal of implementing positive environmental policies. With carbon emissions reduced, sustainability boosted and money saved, the community may then be officially titled a "Green Government."

James City County has earned a Go Green Award every year since 2009, and consistently Platinum Level, the highest possible, since 2012. The County earned high scores this year in every category, including Community Involvement, Resiliency, Energy Efficiency, Land Use/Transportation, and Environmental Stewardship. Several current County policies contributed to this success: regularly performed energy audits reduce energy waste; pond buffers, volunteer water monitoring and the use of rain gardens promote responsible water use; and regularly distributed pet waste stations keep our County beautiful.

"James City County takes the values of ‘excellence, integrity, collaboration and stewardship’ to heart and these attributes are integral to environmental sustainability," says County Administrator Bryan Hill. "Every County department works hard to incorporate green measures into our practices to help make this the premier County that it is."

Media Contact:
Grace Boone, General Services Director
757-259-4082; grace.boone@jamescitycountyva.gov

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