Tomorrow, the City of Falls Church will kick off its campaign to become the first Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Community in Virginia. EPA Green Power Communities are towns, cities or counties in which the local government, residents and businesses come together to support enough green energy to meet specific EPA standards.
If successful, the City of Falls Church will join 32 other Communities across the United States in committing to match a portion of their total electricity use with green power.
This summer, the City of Falls Church became an official EPA Green Power Partner by purchasing green power equal to 5% of the local government’s electricity use.
Now it’s the citizens turn to help achieve the goal of supporting just over 3,000 megawatt-hours (MWhs) of renewable energy. Through the Dominion Green Power® program, residents and businesses can match 100% of their home electricity use with green energy, or sign up to contribute in fixed monthly $2 increments.
If every resident of the City of Falls Church signed up to support just $6 per month of green power, the 3,000 MWh goal will be reached.
Enrolling in the Green Power Program is a great way for the community to work collectively to achieve the common goal of supporting renewable energy and helping to protect the environment.
To sign up to support renewable energy through the Dominion Green Power program, visit dom.com/VaGreenPower
For more information on EPA Green Power Communities, visit epa.gov/greenpower/communities/index.htm
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