Charlottesville, VA Citizens Committee on Environmental Sustainability

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Charlottesville, VA, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Established in January 2007

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The Citizens Committee on Environmental Sustainability (CCoES) was launched in January 2007 and is charged with supporting City and Regional commitment to environmental performance and stewardship, in line with the 1998 Sustainability Accords, the 2003 Environmental Sustainability Policy, and the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement.

About the Committee
The Committee is tasked with:

  • Assisting in the review of the City's environmental programs and efforts, including but not limited to the Environmental Management System, stormwater management and stream protection, alternative fuels, recycling, green buildings, tree initiatives and energy and resource conservation
  • Assisting in the establishment of performance measures and goals and the associated tracking
  • Supporting preparation of an annual environmental sustainability report to City Council
  • Examining and evaluating future sustainability initiatives and “environmental best practices” for applicability to the City of Charlottesville
  • Supporting public information and outreach efforts with the goals of promoting sustainability initiatives in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the City
  • Cooperating with Albemarle County, the University of Virginia, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and area agencies to promote regional sustainability
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