The nine member Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC) Executive Committee is appointed by City Council for three-year terms, with the City's Environmental Programs Coordinator serving as executive director. Volunteers from the community are appointed by the Executive Committee to serve as associate members on subcommittees for Climate Change, Communications, Education in the Schools, Recycling, and Cleanup. The Executive Committee may appoint other persons as consultants. View our ESC Organizational Chart for additional details.
There is currently one vacancy on the ESC. Please visit the vacancies page for more information.
The Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC), formally known as the Falls Church Recycling and Litter Prevention Council, was established in 1989 for the purpose of planning and promoting a comprehensive program of recycling and litter prevention activities. As it expanded, the ESC and its subcommittees, have increasingly addressed a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues important to the quality of life in our community. Areas of focus include:
Energy efficiency and climate change
Environmental and sustainability education and outreach
Habitat and soil restoration
Solid waste management
Sustainable community development
Letters and Reports to Council
Periodically, the ESC is asked to provide Council with comments regarding ordinance changes, commercial development applications, or environmental issues. The ESC has provided multiple comment letters. Click each link below to read the comment letter submitted to Council. To view letters from previous years, contact the City Clerks office.