Carbon Neutrality and Climate Action
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
In July 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated Operational Energy Strategy committing to energy carbon neutral government operations by the year 2040. The Board also adopted a Carbon Neutral Counties Declaration, urging other county governments to make similar commitments to reduce their operational greenhouse gas emissions.
As localities respond to the climate challenge, Fairfax County, in partnership with Smart City Works Innovation Hub, will hold an innovation challenge event that focuses on carbon neutral energy. This event aims to find the best ideas and solutions to increase & improve clean energy use without negatively impacting economic growth, equity, or sustainability. The county hopes to implement a pilot project to evaluate the effectiveness of the winning solution(s).
In partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives, Smart City Works will hold a regionally focused Pitch and Pilot to find the best solutions to support Fairfax County’s goals, including decreasing carbon emissions, improving air quality, promoting clean energy, and improving health outcomes especially among underrepresented populations.
Fairfax County hopes this process will result in a viable pilot project. The County is agreeable to partnering with participants who offer innovative solutions that are aligned with County goals and policies. There are no preconceived notions about any specific technologies, but we do ask that the solution further the County’s goal of being a leader in smart community innovation.
Teams from around the world will virtually present their solutions to an audience of Fairfax government officials and other innovation and community stakeholders from around the region.
The winning solution will be considered for implementation as a pilot project in Fairfax County.
Email us at: Fairfaxinnovates@gmail.com - Please include company website and CEO’s contact info. Thank you!!