Clean and Green Commission News

Fredericksburg Nationals Go Solar

Fredericksburg School Board is Urged to go Solar

Brisben Center Installs Solar Panels

     Brisben Center installs solar panels to slash bills, provide training in solar careers

     VIdeo: Brisben Solar

FredNats Going Green

     FredNats going green with artificial turf, solar power

City Acquires 30 New Sidewalk Buttlers

Editorial:  City’s renewable pledge sets a high bar

Editorial:  Recycling: The good along with the bad

Butt Clean Up

Editorial:  Not Butts about it, they’re litter too

Clean - Green Commison with Rep Whittman

Video: Keeping Fredericksburg Clean - Conservation and Sustainability Efforts

Video:  Councilor Billy Withers Talks about Glass

Fredericksburg Receives VML Award

     Fredericksburg receives VML award for environmental efforts

Video:  Butts are Litter Too

Fredericksburg Butt’s-In to Create Cleaner City

     Fredericksburg ‘Butts-In’ to create cleaner city

Video:  Please Butt In - Cigarette Butts are Litter Too

Please Butt-In

While glass is still accepted in curbside bins, you will help the community more by taking glass to Belman Rd or the landfill and placing it in the designated container. Glass is separated out of the loads before the co-mingled items go to the larger sorting facility. This saves the landfill money and they use it instead as road bedding. Please watch the video explaining how you can help: Fredericksburg Residents Separate Glass from Curbside Recyclables

 The Clean and Green Commission supported the litter clean up efforts of 25 Colonial Forge students who cleaned up the quarry trails, Ficklen Island, Hospital wetlands, and Heritage Trail.
Colonial Forge students picking up trash in the woodsColonial Forge Clean Up 1 (2).jpg
Simple things can make a big impact: Trash-talking forum focuses on paring garbage
 (Free Lance Star 11/15/17) Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Community Day
four photos of adults and children taking part in a clean up event

Fredericksburg Officer Has Offenders Clean Island, Not Pay Fines

 Lower Income Solar initiative: DOE Sun Shot grant!

Fredericksburg Eyes Offering Tax Exemption, Credit for Solar Power (Free Lance Star 4/26/17)

 Rappahannock River Cleanup Sunday, March 12 click here to volunteer and for more information.
 View the Fredericksburg Doggie Station Map

Photo of a stand with bags available to clean up after pets
 Fredericksburg City Clean and Green Commission Holds Campaign to Clean Up Cigarette Butts
Green Commission Holds Cleaning Campaign
 (Free Lance Star 11/2/16)

Tree Fredericksburg and Hugh Mercer Partner to Create Patriot Park
School Creates Park (Fredericksburg Today 11/30/16)

 Letter to Editor, November 5, 2016
letter to editor in Free Lance Star about cigarette butt litter
 The Clean and Green Commission and Friends of the Rappahannock partnered with the Fredericksburg Police Department on Nov 3, 2016, to pick up cigarette butts and other litter downtown as part of the Fall Butts are Litter Too Campaign.
photo of City Police employees picking up litter
 The Clean and Green Commission partnered with Friends of the Rappahannock for a "Butts are Litter Too" Clean Up on October 25, 2016. Old Mill Park, Ficklen Island, the Heritage Trail, City Dock, and the VRE Commuter Lots were targeted for this event. Thanks to all volunteers who participated!
Collage of butts are litter event photos
Collage of photos showing groups of people from litter cleanup
 Help Keep Butts off the City Streets
Keep Butts Off City Streets (Free Lance Star 10/27/16)

The work of the Fredericksburg Clean and Green Commission: Joni Wilson, Bryan Hoffman, Michelle Crow-Dolby, Julie Williams-Daves
Town Talk
four people holding Butts are Litter Too signs
 Community Cleanup Day 2016
Community Cleanup Day 2016

 Six Controversial Fredericksburg Trees Transplanted to Park
Six Controversial Fredericksburg Trees Transplanted to Park (Free Lance-Star, 10/26/16) 

"This is Fredericksburg - The Environment"
"This is Fredericksburg-The Environment" Video

 Hurkamp Park Community Day
On September 3 the Clean and Green Commission manned a booth at Hurkamp Park’s Community Day.

photo of a tent at a litter cleanup event

Fredericksburg City Council approves tweaks to controversial Washington Avenue mall tree-planting plan
City Council Approves Tweaks to Mall (Free Lance Star, 7/12/16)

Tree Plan Report (Free Lance Star, 6/26/16)

Fredericksburg Task Force Recommends Tweaks to Washington Avenue Mall Landscaping Plan (Free Lance-Star, 6/7/16)

A $2,500 fine? Fredericksburg stiffens littering law (Free Lance-Star, 9/23/2015)

Keep Fredericksburg Litter free flyer

Town Talk Radio Show
: November 2, 2015

Joni Wilson, Ann Little, Bryan Hoffman and Michelle Crow-Dolby talk about the Fredericksburg Clean and Green Commission, the cigarette butt campaign and the new city litter ordinance.

Clean and Green Commission flyer

New sign promotes education and responsibility

The Clean and Green Commission sponsored this new educational a-frame sign that will be moving around to different city

locations in an effort to educate the public about the new litter ordinance and proper way to dispose of pet waste, trash, and cigarette butts.

New Sign

Commentary:Tree plantings just part of beautifying Fredericksburg: Urban environment part of keeping city clean and green (Free Lance-Star, 5/22/2016)

A $2,500 fine? Fredericksburg stiffens littering law (Free Lance-Star, 9/23/2015)

Help Keep Fredericksburg Litter Free

A $2,500 fine? Fredericksburg stiffens littering law (Free Lance-Star, 9/23/2015)