Prince William County Green Business Council
Registration is now open!
2024 Annual Spring Conference
March 14, 2024
Environmental Training for
Small Business Owners
We are now accepting registrations from small business owners for our environmental sustainability training course.
This course is a basic introduction to the environmental education and resources small business owners need to operate in a more sustainable way.
This course covers environmental sustainability concepts, laws and regulations, and tools available to assist them with the development and management of an environmental programs for their business.
Developed with the small business owner in mind, this three month training course includes virtual instruction taught in part by environmental subject matter experts and local environmental organizations.
PWC Job Opportunity
NEW Climate and Energy Program Manager Position:
About this role:
This new full-time position will be implementing recommendations from the county’s Community Energy and Sustainability Master Plan (CESMP) which focuses on strategies to reduce the county’s greenhouse gas emissions, incorporate renewable energy, and make the county more resilient to the effects of climate change. These recommendations involve actions for county transportation, energy, building efficiency, natural resource protection, and climate adaptation. Some of these recommendations build upon ongoing efforts in the county, but many of the recommended programs and projects will be newly developed.
This position will be supporting the stakeholder engagement necessary for striving towards the county’s goals. This will include engagement with surrounding localities at the regional level. It will include multi-agency collaboration within the county and with relevant county commissions or taskforces. It will also include engagement with the Prince William community to inform about incentives or programs available to take advantage of that may contribute to the achievement of the county’s goals, such as tax incentives or low/no cost energy efficiency programs.
The Climate and Energy Manager will also support the development of a data system to analyze impacts of implementation of the recommendations of the CESMP over time. This will entail both qualitative and quantitative analysis of program impacts.
Work will be conducted under the direct supervision of the Office of Sustainability Director.
Starting Salary Range: $92,073.00 - $124,570.00 Annually
Find more information and APPLY HERE.
New Homeowner Environmental Resources Guide
Our Green Business Council has partnered with the REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) to create an environmental sustainability guide aimed at homeowners.
PWC Landfill Tipping Fee
Beginning January 1, 2024, waste haulers and commercial users will be charged a $40 per ton tipping fee for regular refuse disposal. The New landfill tipping fee will go into effect January 1, 2024, and will apply to waste haulers, commercial users, and hauling companies disposing of refuse generated in Prince William County at Fairfax County facilities.
These fees fund landfill operations, trash disposal, composting, recycling operations, and importantly, the construction and capping of future cells. Fee information and FAQs are available at www.pwcva.gov/disposalfees or by clicking the link below.
VA Statewide Polystyrene Ban
Virginia code § 10.1-1424.3. Expanded polystyrene food service containers prohibited; civil penalty.
Beginning July 1, 2023, no food vendor that is a restaurant or similar retail food establishment and is part of a chain with 20 or more locations offering for sale substantially the same menu items and ...