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!

National Updates

Inflation Reduction Act

Information about the Inflation Reduction Act in the Washington Post - which has
This article outlines the tax incentives for home owners regarding electric vehicles and electrification of homes.

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

Natural Gas Usage and Phase Out

Christine shared this news story with Charlottesville City Council members:

Updates Related to Albemarle County

To be posted

Resources for Homeowners


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.