Charlottesville and Albemarle

This page contains information about how the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County is taking steps to address climate change issues of mitigation and resilience in our communities. We will also feature ways YOU can get involved!


Updates Related to the City of Charlottesville

Tree Canopy (TC) Commission
Much of the tree canopy loss in recent years is due to development projects on private land. One of the TC’s most important current efforts is to increase the planting and protection of city trees during development. It sent a
detailed set of recommendations to C’ville Plans Together. The TC welcomes ideas from the public. They may be submitted via the TC's website.


Updates Related to Albemarle County

To be posted


Resources for Homeowners

Remodeling

When it comes time to replace your furnace and /or air conditioning system consider switching to a heat pump. This article describes the benefits to the consumer and environment. A bill has been introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar in Congress to encourage the switch to heat pumps.

Resources for Renters


Advocacy for getting involved in local government

Please realize that anyone can attend and comment on issues being discussed at local government meetings.

See an example of our own co-chair Emily Little advocating for climate action at a past City Council meeting.