Albemarle County Holding Workshops for Feedback on Ways to Go Green
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County leaders are looking for feedback on new ways to go green.
Monday, May 6, was the first Climate Monday workshop, which offers a chance for community members to learn about conservation efforts in the county.
The county is hosting Climate Mondays to get a better idea of what changes people want to see when it comes to environmental efforts.
These weekly workshops aim to teach community members about strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and allow people to weigh in on what strategies could work well for the county.
Monday night’s theme was energy efficiency and renewable energy for residential buildings.
Organizers and community members say addressing climate change will also require efforts from the city of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.
"It can't just be just staff here at Albemarle County, it can't just be staff at Charlottesville or at UVA, this is all of us regardless of the boundaries,” Narissa Turner, the climate program, coordinator, said. “A lot of work, live, and play within these three entities, so it's going to be really important to work together and make this a group effort.”
“We definitely need a joint effort, and I'm glad to see the city and the county and UVA are all working together and it will be difficult, but it’s happening, we have to do it,” David Redding, who lives in Albemarle County, said.
The workshops will be held every Monday at the County Office Building through July 29.
Members of the county's climate action team hope to present their recommendations to the board of supervisors sometime this summer.