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The Green Government Challenge is a friendly competition organized by The Virginia Municipal League through its Go Green Virginia Initiative to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local government and the broader community.  Many of these actions are not only environmentally friendly, but can save local governments money as well.  Cities, towns and counties can become a certified "Green Government."

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2013
Loudoun County did not participate in the 2013 Green Government Challenge.
 

2013 Local Governments Recognized as "VML Green Governments:"

 

Platinum (175-200 points)

The City of Alexandria

The City of Charlottesville

The City of Newport News

The City of Richmond

The City of Virginia Beach

The County of Arlington

The County of James City
 

Gold (150-174 points)

The City of Radford

The City of Roanoke

The Town of Blacksburg

The County of Albemarle

The County of York
 

Silver (125-149 points)

The City of Fairfax

The City of Petersburg

The Town of Bluefield

The Town of Purcellville

The Town of Vienna
 

Green (100-124 points)

The City of Staunton

The Town of Ashland

 

2012

The Virginia Municipal League has recognized Loudoun County as a 2012 Platinum Level Green Government, the highest level of achievement, in the Green Government Challenge. The award recognizes Loudoun County government, in partnership with the Loudoun County Public Schools, for implementing or adopting policies and for taking actions in various categories ranging from energy efficiency and green buildings to land use and innovation.
 
2012 Green Government
 
LCPS Director of Facilities Services Bill Kolster (left) and Loudoun County Energy Manager Najib Salehi accepted the award at the 2012 VML Annual Conference. More information about Loudoun County’s efforts to reduce energy usage and promote sustainability is available on the county government website at www.loudoun.gov/energy.
 

2012 Green Government Challenge Winners:

 

Platinum Certified:
 

City of Alexandria

City of Charlottesville

City of Norfolk

City of Richmond

City of Roanoke

City of Virginia Beach

Albemarle County

Arlington County

Loudoun County

 

Gold Certified:
 

City of Chesapeake

City of Newport News

City of Williamsburg

Town of Blacksburg

Town of Leesburg

Town of Purcellville

Town of Vienna

James City County

York County

 

Silver Certified:
 

City of Fairfax

City of Fredericksburg

City of Lynchburg

City of Newport News

City of Radford

City of Winchester

Town of Bluefield

Town of Vienna

Henrico County

 

Green Certified:
 

City of Falls Church

City of Harrisonburg

City of Hopewell

City of Petersburg

City of Staunton

City of Waynesboro

Town of Ashland

Town of Dayton

Town of Front Royal

Town of Halifax

Town of Herndon

Roanoke County
 

2011

Loudoun County did not participate in the 2011 Green Government Challenge.
 

2011 Green Government Challenge Winners:

 

Platinum Certified:
 

City of Alexandria

City of Charlottesville

Arlington County

 

Gold Certified:
 

City of Chesapeake

City of Richmond

City of Virginia Beach

Town of Blacksburg

Albemarle County

 

Silver Certified:
 

City of Fairfax

City of Newport News

Town of Bluefield

Town of Purcellville

Town of Vienna

 

Green Certified:
 

City of Falls Church

City of Hopewell

City of Lynchburg

Town of Dayton

Town of Herndon;

Henrico County

Roanoke County



2010

Loudoun County was recognized as a Platinum Level Green Government in the 2010 Green Government Challenge.  The 2010 Green Government Challenge Platinum Award recognizes the Loudoun County government, in partnership with the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), for a wide range of actions intended to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and raise awareness about energy conservation.
 
2010 Green Govt. Challenge
 
LCPS Director of Facilities Services Bill Kolster (left) and Loudoun County Energy Manager Najib Salehi accepted the award at the 2010 VML Annual Conference.  More information about Loudoun County’s efforts to reduce energy usage and promote sustainability is available on the county government website at www.loudoun.gov/energy
 

2010 Green Government Challenge Winners:

 

Platinum Certified:

 

Albemarle County

City of Alexandria

Arlington County

City of Charlottesville

Loudoun County

City of Norfolk

City of Roanoke

 

Gold Certified:

 

Town of Blacksburg

City of Chesapeake

Town of Leesburg

City of Richmond

Town of Purcellville

City of Williamsburg

City of Virginia Beach

York County

 

Silver Certified:

 

City of Fairfax

City of Fredericksburg

City of Lynchburg

City of Newport News

Town of Radford

Town of Vienna

City of Winchester

 

Green Certified:

 

Town of Bluefield

Town of Dayton

City of Falls Church

Town of Front Royal

Town of Halifax

City of Harrisonburg

Henrico County

Town of Herndon

Roanoke County

City of Staunton

City of Waynesboro

 

 2009

As Loudoun County won first place in 2009, it could not win again.  However, Loudoun County was certified as a Platinum Level Green Government.
 

2009 Green Government Challenge Winners:

 

Population under 15,000:

1st Place: Purcellville

2nd Place: Vienna

3rd Place: Front Royal

 

Population of 15,001 – 90,000:

1st Place: Leesburg

2nd Place: York County

3rd Place: Lynchburg

 

Population over 90,000:

1st Place (tie): Albemarle County

1st Place (tie): Arlington County

3rd Place: Norfolk

 

Platinum Certified:
 

City of Roanoke

City of Alexandria

City of Charlottesville

City of Norfolk

Albemarle County

Arlington County

Loudoun County

 

Gold Certified:
 

City of Chesapeake

City of Williamsburg

Town of Blacksburg

Town of Dayton

Town of Leesburg

Town of Purcellville

York County

 

Silver Certified:
 

City of Lynchburg

City of Fredericksburg

City of Virginia Beach

City of Winchester

City of Radford

Town of Vienna

Henrico County

 

Green Certified:
 

City of Fairfax

City of Falls Church

City of Harrisonburg

City of Hopewell

City of Newport News

City of Richmond

City of Staunton

City of Waynesboro

Town of Front Royal

Town of Halifax

Roanoke County
 
 

2008

2008 Green Government Challenge

Pictured Above - (l-r) Moseley Architects President Bob Mills, VML President Jay Fisette, Loudoun County Supervisor Andrea McGimsey and Loudoun County Energy Manager Najib Salehi.

Loudoun County's 2008 entry was prepared by the Loudoun County Government and Loudoun County Public Schools Energy Efficiency Task Force created by County Administrator Kirby Bowers.  The challenge was a comprehensive analysis of government best practices, products and policies regarding all things green, including energy, air quality, transportation, water quality, land use, purchasing and recycling.

Loudoun County won a first place award in the inaugural Virginia Municipal League's Green Government Challenge. The county tied with the City of Roanoke for the first place award for governments with a population of more than 90,000.  Winners and certified governments were recognized for a wide range of efforts to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and raise awareness about energy conservation.  
 
2008 Green Government Challenge Winners:

 

Population under 15,000:
 

1st Place – City of Williamsburg

2nd Place – Town of Dayton

3rd Place (tie) – Town of Abingdon

3rd Place (tie) – City of Falls Church

 

Population of 15,001 – 90,000:
 

1st Place – City of Charlottesville

2nd Place – Town of Blacksburg

3rd Place – James City County

 

Population over 90,000:
 

1st Place (tie) – City of Roanoke

1st Place (tie) – Loudoun County

3rd Place – City of Alexandria

 

Green Certified:
 

City of Alexandria

City of Charlottesville

City of Chesapeake

City of Falls Church

City of Fredericksburg

City of Harrisonburg

City of Lynchburg

City of Newport News

City of Roanoke

City of Virginia Beach

City of Williamsburg

City of Winchester

Town of Abingdon

Town of Blacksburg

Town of Dayton

Town of Drakes Branch

Town of Front Royal

Town of Leesburg

Town of Purcellville

Albemarle County

Arlington County

Henrico County

James City County

Loudoun County

Roanoke County

York County

 
 
 
 
Last Modified on February 10, 2014