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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Save the Date: June 9, 5PM - 7PM Community Workshop on Climate Vulnerabilities

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Please plan to join us, fellow community members, and community organizations on Thursday, June 9, 5PM - 7PM for a final, virtual, Community Workshop to inform Charlottesville's Climate Vulnerability Assessment!

The Climate Vulnerability Assessmen...
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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Join Us at "The Fleet of the Future: Right Sized and Electrified"

Event Name:  Fleet of the Future, Right-Sized and Electrified, Monday, May 23, 3-5PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2022

The City of Charlottesville is excited to partner with Albemarle County, Virginia Clean Cities, and the University of Virginia for a community showcase of electric equipment.

On Monday, May 23rd, join us at the Albemarle Co...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Reminder - Climate Surveys Still Open, through May 20th!

Climate Surveys

There's still time to inform the City's two climate planning processes that are underway!

Survey 1:  Give us your thoughts on reducing Charlottesville's GHG emissions!

Over 160 responses have been received so far. Please share your thoughts on prel...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

City of Charlottesville Publishes Annual Energy and Water Performance Report

Cover Page of the Fiscal Year 2021 Energy and Water Performance Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 18, 2022

The City of Charlottesville realized reduced utility usage and spending during fiscal year 2021 primarily due to severely reduced building occupancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City o...

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Public Works News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Climate Action at City Council Work Session on Monday, April 18

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The City's Climate Protection Program will be presenting an update and preliminary content for the City's Climate Action Plan at the City Council Work Session on Monday, April 18, 4:00 pm. The presentation and discussion can be viewed via live stream or a...
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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Surveys Open for Climate Action Planning

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 20, 2022

Two climate surveys - one for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and one for assessing climate vulnerabilities - are open until Friday, May 20!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City’s Climate Protection...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Charlottesville Initiates A Big Step Forward to Large Energy and Water Savings

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2022

Charlottesville Initiates A Big Step Forward to Large Energy and Water Savings

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has hired CMTA Energy Solutions to assess over 40 buildings in its government and school port...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

GHG Emissions Data Updated on the City Website

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories support the work of the Climate Protection Program, established to pursue the City’s commitments to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its community-wide activities. Emissions inventories measu...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Summary Report from Community/Staff Forums Available - Climate Vulnerability Assessment Process

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As part of the Climate Vulnerability Assessment Process, community members and staff considered vulnerabilities in Charlottesville's community systems in two live virtual forums and through an online form for follow-up comments and input from individuals ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Urban Heat Island Mapping Data - Now Available!

Map of 2021 Data Collection Bike & Driving Routes

Following from the 2021 Heat Watch - Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign, the City of Charlottesville has received the final processed data files. A summary PDF report and the GIS datasets are now available on the City's website for download.  The...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Join us on Jan. 20 for a Climate Action Together Roundtable Discussion

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Climate Action Together: A Roundtable Discussion About Local Implications of Climate Change on Our Community's Health, Safety, and Ecology

Thursday, January 20, 5PM-7PMRegister to Attend (Zoom)

Climate change is upon us in the form of increasingly extreme w...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Now Open: Online Input Form for Identifying Climate Vulnerabilities in Charlottesville

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On Oct. 25th, the City of Charlottesville hosted live virtual forums for staff and community members as the next step in its Climate Vulnerability Assessment process. An online recording of the community forum and an online input form with the same discus...

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Climate Action
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Climate Vulnerability Assessment Process Kicking Off

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Moving forward with its commitment to develop a Climate Adaptation Plan, the City of Charlottesville is taking the first steps to complete a Climate Vulnerability Assessment.  

The Climate Vulnerability Assessment will assess potential impacts fro...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Call for Volunteers: Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign

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Calling for Community Volunteers

Help Charlottesville collect data on urban heat as part of the nationwide 2021 NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign! 

How urban environments and neighborhoods are built affects the amount of heat absorbed ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Announcing: Community Workshop - Dec 14 and Dec 15

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals of 45% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The structure for the CAP will borrow from a strategic plan framework in ...

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Climate Action
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Charlottesville Adopted New GHG Reduction Goals

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On July 1, 2019, City of Charlottesville's City Council adopted new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals informed by community input and the challenge posed by climate change, including the recent IPCC report. The new goals aim to achieve a 45% reduction ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Draft GHG Goals Open for Public Comment

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At City Council's May 6, 2019 meeting, a compilation of community comments and input were presented along with draft greenhouse gas reduction goals. Community input was used to inform support for this level of commitment and to begin informing direction t...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Charlottesville Recommits to Climate Action

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City Council passed a resolution on June 19, 2017 as its "Response to the Announced US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement". The resolution indicates continued commitment on behalf of Charlottesville to reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

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