The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently moved to accept the Joint Environmental Task Force’s report. Task Force recommendations (overview below) will be integrated into an action plan for the Board:
Fairfax County government and schools should aspire to be at zero waste by 2030 and provide resources for students and adult learners to pursue green career paths.
The Connector bus fleet to transition to electric or other non-carbon emitting alternatives by 2030; the public school fleet should transition by 2035. All non-bus fleet vehicles that have electric alternatives should transition by 2025.
Solar Panels on County Property
Fairfax County moves closer to their Net Zero Energy Standard after the Board approved installation, operation, and maintenance of solar panels on eight county properties. This is the first step in getting all 113 County properties operating with solar. Chairman McKay explained in his October 20 newsletter that there is no up front cost for the county on installation because the county property will be leased to Sigora Solar. We reported in our March 2019 newsletter that the county presented plans for its Request for Proposal for a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and we’re excited to report this latest progress.
Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan Updates
The Board held an Environmental Committee Meeting on October 27. The Board discussed Fairfax Green Initiatives, the Energy Service Company Pilot Program, an updated Yard Waste Bag Policy, and Salt Application on Impervious Services.