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Williamsburg City Council and staff are committed to Environmental Sustainability.  In 2008, Council passed a City Council Resolution #08-17, Setting Forth an Environmental Sustainability Policy for the City of Williamsburg.

Past and Present Recognition for the City's Green Efforts
Williamsburg Farmers Market Ranked in Nation's Top Five 2016
2018 Virginia Municipal League's Go Green Government - Platinum Certificate
2016 Gold Award for Water Treatment Plant Performance from the VA Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water
The U.S. Green Building Council - LEED Silver Certification for the Stryker Center

City Council Votes to Go Paperless with iPads
                    
Find out Why (pdf)
                    Read the Daily Press article
                    Watch a demonstration by IT Director Mark Barham

Green Features of the Municipal Building Energy Retrofit
The League of American Bicyclists - Bicycle Friendly Community - Bronze Level 2013-2017 
Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily Profiles City's Public Works Team
June 2, 2009
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) - Each year DEQ mandates that localities recycle a minimum 25% out of the waste stream.  To gather this information, we combine our Williamsburg curbside residential recycling tonnages with Williamsburg business recycling tonnages.  We gather the business tonnages by mailing a letter with each business license renewal.  Once combined, we're able to calculate the percentage of recyclables that were diverted out of the landfill for that year.  Is this a lot of work?  Yes but it's a great way for the State and the City to gauge whether we are surpassing or not reaching the goal.  In 2018, 8653 tons were recycled yielding the City 45%.  Thank you to our businesses and residents for helping us surpass our goal.