We are honored that our work highlighting climate change and impacts in Albemarle County has been recognized by the 17th Annual Hermes Creative Awards. The Hermes Creative Awards, one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world, honor creative professionals who are the messengers and creators of the information revolution.
Combating Climate Change
Smart growth and development. Land conservation and good land management. Green energy policy and decision-making. These are all areas vital to combatting the effects of global climate change.
Complete this AC44 Comp Plan survey
The deadline for completing the questionnaire is 6 p.m. on Friday, March 10.
Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Air Quality in Jeopardy
The VA Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comment on an order that will temporarily allow data centers in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties to operate their generators for longer and more frequent periods of time due to projected grid instability issues during peak summer energy usage.
Albemarle Comp Plan Update and Climate
The role of Rural Areas in mitigating climate impacts.
Continuing the Climate Conversation: An update from Albemarle
PEC is ramping up our activities and role within the broader Comprehensive Plan update process, developing recommendations that we hope, based on our study of climate threats in Albemarle, can serve as a model for other PEC counties.
Albemarle to Host Climate Resilience Planning Event
Join Albemarle County for a discussion of the main conclusions of the Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment report, published in June 2022, and an overview of the next steps in building resilience as a community and local government.
The event will begin with an overview of the report’s key takeaways, followed by a panel discussion by local experts to help make sense of these themes within the daily lives of community members. It will close with an outline of next steps in preparing for resilience, including our community engagement process to help develop a climate adaptation resilience plan.
What’s at Risk from Climate Change Locally – An Albemarle StoryMap
We are already feeling the effects of climate change in Albemarle County and the local impacts are expected to intensify in the coming years. View this online StoryMap to take a closer look at the findings of the Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for Albemarle County released in 2022.
Webinar: Climate Change: What does it mean for Albemarle County?
Wondering what we can expect for climate impacts in Albemarle County? The Cville100 Climate Coalition held a virtual presentation on August 23, 2022 to hear an overview of the recently released Albemarle County Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment.
Planning Updates: Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville
Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are considering significant changes to land use planning and related policies, including a new comprehensive plan for the County and a new zoning ordinance for the City. We encourage you to participate in the public input and debate that will occur over the next few months and into 2023.
Joining the Climate Conversation
The climate is changing across the Virginia Piedmont, and Albemarle County is taking a lead with bold steps to plan for those changes.