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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jul 22

Newport News Named 2016 Sustainability Partner

Posted on July 22, 2016 at 9:14 AM by Communications Department

The City of Newport News received designation from the Department of Environmental Quality as a Virginia Environmental Excellence Program Sustainability Partner for calendar year 2016. The annual approval recognizes numerous significant environmental achievements and sustainability goals set for the future by the City. award_SC

Department of Environmental Quality’s Sustainability Partner track encourages organizations across Virginia to make environmental sustainability part of their culture. They recognize leadership, innovation and continual improvement.

Newport News demonstrates this commitment through continual, measurable, and verifiable conservation efforts, leading to direct and indirect improvements in energy usage, water usage, waste generation and other environmental benefits. This is the third year in a row the City has received this annual recognition for environmental excellence. Read more about the Department of Environmental Quality Sustainability Partner program.