The CityGreen Map shows projects and resources around Charlottesville that contribute to making us A Green City. The map includes six themes, icons linked to specific project/site details, and several base maps to toggle between.
CityGreen Map Themes:
Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Green stormwater infrastructure utilizes plants, trees, and other measures to mimic natural processes that control and treat stormwater before it enters creeks, streams, and rivers. Green stormwater infrastructure includes practices such as vegetated roofs, bioretention, tree planting, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting that aim to intercept, evaporate, transpire, filter, infiltrate, capture, and reuse stormwater.
Sustainable Buildings & Energy
Green building increases the efficiency with which buildings use resources - energy, water, and materials - while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Adding renewable energy systems can reduce operating costs and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings. The City of Charlottesville encourages sustainable building practices and has completed several projects that demonstrate this commitment. Learn more about the City’s Green Buildings and Green Building Incentives available to the community.
Stewardship of natural resources in an urban environment can lead to clean air and water, diverse forests and plant communities, healthy habitats, access to outdoor recreation and natural beauty, and management of the historic landscape in which Charlottesville has developed.
Locally, this includes farmer’s markets and community gardens where you can buy local produce, explore options to grow your own fruits and vegetables, and find community gardens that increase access to healthy, local food.
Sustainable "Getting Around"
Charlottesville encourages sustainable options for getting around town including public transit, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, ride sharing and alternate fueling locations.
Sustainable Waste Management
Reduce, reuse, recycle (or compost)! The most effective way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place. Reducing, reusing, and recycling/composting items helps save natural resources, protects the environment, and saves money.