The City of Fairfax is dedicated to preserving the resources of our built and natural environment and to ensure our community has clean air and water, safe and healthy neighborhoods, a resilient economy, and access to housing and transportation choices.  

Green Government Challenge 

The City of Fairfax achieved a silver certification in the 2016 Green Government Challenge held by the Virginia Municipal League.  The Green Government Challenge is a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local government and the broader community.   

Greater Washington 2050 Compact

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In April 2010, the Mayor and City Council signed a resolution endorsing the voluntary Greater Washington 2050 Compact. The City of Fairfax is committed to following the principles and goals set within Region Forward, a regional vision for a more accessible, sustainable, prosperous, and livable metropolitan Washington, developed by the Greater Washington Coalition. The plan includes specific goals and targets to guide future decisions and to measure progress towards meeting those goals.