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Mayor Jones Issues Green Government Order

~ Launches city's master planning process for sustainability ~

Mayor Dwight C. Jones today issued a Green Government Order calling for City agencies and employees to take actions to create more efficiency and less waste in city government and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from government operations. The Mayor also announced the launch of the City's comprehensive sustainability planning process and shared that a Community Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 9 at the Carillon in Byrd Park.

"We've made great strides as a city since I announced the Green Richmond Initiative last year," said Mayor Jones. "But there is more that we can do."

Since the Green Richmond Initiative was announced, the City built its first green roof on a City facility, launched a community garden program, became the first city in Virginia to build a new compressed natural gas fueling station to service an all new fleet of compressed natural gas refuse trucks, and established the…