From Inside Business
The City of Williamsburg has achieved Platinum status in the 2010 Virginia Municipal League (VML) Green Government Challenge, one of only five communities in the state to reach that level. The Green Government Challenge is a friendly competition among local governments to encourage the implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions and is part of VML’s larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative. The City’s certification and ongoing Green efforts are led by the City’s “Green Team,” composed of employees from departments throughout the City and chaired by Assistant City Manager Jodi Miller.
“The Williamsburg City Council and staff are committed to reducing carbon emissions as part of its sustainability policy, and the Green Government Challenge is a useful framework to evaluate and manage our green activities and programs,” said City Manager Jack Tuttle. “To achieve Platinum status is not only an honor, but also a testament to the determination of the Green Team, who work above and beyond their regular duties to achieve this important goal for the entire community.” This is the third year of the Challenge, and Williamsburg has received recognition each year.