Letters to the Editor: September 12 – 18, 2013

 Annette Mills Urges Former F.C. Friend’s: ‘Press On’


My husband, David Eckert, and I lived in the City of Falls Church for 18 years, and we consider it a beloved “home town”. Although we moved to Oregon seven years ago, we still follow the news in Falls Church with great interest.

The City of Falls Church has led the way in recycling, tree planting, and watershed education. Now, Falls Church has an opportunity to be the first Green Power Community in Virginia.

One of the major challenges of our time is transitioning from a fossil fuel-driven society to one that relies on sustainable, renewable energy. Signing up for renewable energy certificates is one of the best and easiest ways for individuals and businesses to help make this transition.

Falls Church citizens need to achieve 3% green energy to qualify as an EPA Green Power Community, and you’re already two-thirds of the way there! But time is running out. September 30 marks the end of the Green Power Community Challenge.

During the month of September, representatives of Dominion’s Green Power Program will be knocking on doors in the City of Falls Church to talk to as many people as possible about this great opportunity. Whether you choose to sign up with Dominion or with one of the other companies listed on the City’s website (www.fallschurchva.gov), I urge you to take this simple yet important step. The individual cost is small, but the collective benefits are substantial.

Annette Mills

Corvallis, Oregon


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