Go Green Awards Deadline Extended to October 12

October 5, 2018

Given the high level of participation and submissions, as well as the number of questions we’ve received, the deadline for VACo members to submit their scores for the 2018 Green Government Challenge has been extended by one week to October 12, 2018. The Challenge is a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific policies and practical actions to protect the environment and promote conservation and energy efficiency by local governments and the broader communities they serve.

The 2018 Go Green Challenge has 97 categories for which applicants can earn points, the highest level ever and up from 73 categories last year. Localities who earn 100 points or more will earn a 2018 Go Green Award and will be honored at the 84th VACo Annual Conference, this year held November 11-13 at the Omni Homestead in Bath County, Virginia.

Last year, VACo awarded seven counties with Go Green Awards: Albemarle County, Arlington County, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, James City County, Louisa County, and Prince George County.

A full list of winning localities can be found below:

  • Albemarle County (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Arlington County (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Chesterfield County (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Clarke County (2011)
  • Culpeper County (2011)
  • Fairfax County (2009, 2010)
  • Franklin County (2009)
  • Frederick County (2011, 2013)
  • Gloucester County (2010)
  • Hanover County (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Henrico County (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • James City County (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Loudoun County (2009, 2010, 2012)
  • Louisa County (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Prince George County (2016, 2017)
  • Prince William County (2009, 2012)
  • Roanoke County (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • York County (2009, 2013, 2014, 2016)

For more information and to register for the challenge, please visit www.gogreenva.org. If you have any questions, please contact Chris McDonald, VACo’s Director of Government Relations, at cmcdonald@vaco.org.

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