Virginia Municipal League’s 2008 Green Government Challenge – 1st Place and $2,500 award (October 24, 2008). Roanoke achieved the most points for any city of its size for adopting green policies and practices throughout its organization. Areas in which these actions were taken included energy efficiency, green buildings, waste management, vehicles, land use/transportation, water/air quality, employee incentives, education/community participation, schools, and innovation.
2008 Silver Summit Award for Interactive/Audiovisual Projects by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for the “Clean and Green” Video (November 2008). This video is being shown to 2nd - and 3rd-grade students in Roanoke City Public Schools in coordination with the SOL requirements.