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Going Green
Green Efforts, Polices and Activities
Can Recycling Office Paper, Aluminum Cans and Bottles
The Town of Vienna has placed recycling bins around Town Hall to help reduce the amount of waste and material that is sent to landfills.
Recycle SymbolUse of Recycled Paper / Envelopes Where Cost Effective
The Town of Vienna has increased the use of recycled paper products. Paper made from recycled paper requires 40% less energy than making paper from unrecycled material. (citation)
LightbulbLights-Out Policy at Night / on Weekends
Lights are turned off during night and weekend hours to conserve electricity. When not in use, certain lights are turned off during normal operating hours.
ComputerNonessential Computers Off at Night / on Weekends
All nonessential computers are shut down at the end of each day and during weekends.
ServerRunning Nonessential Servers on One Power Supply Source
Most servers are equipped with two or more power supply units. This allows a server to be plugged into multiple outlets at once, in case a failure occurs in one of the units. Town servers only utilize a single power supply unit, which is connected to a battery backup system.
LED LightLED Traffic Lights to Replace Incandescent Lights
LED traffic lights are brighter, last longer and use less energy.
People in MotionAutomatic Light Switches Where Appropriate
Certain rooms are equipped with motion sensors which will activate the lights automatically. After a brief period of no motion in the room, the lights automatically switch off.
Low Energy LightsLow-Energy Lightbulb Conversion
Replacing incandescent lightbulbs with low-energy bulbs greatly reduces the overall energy consumption of town facilities.
MoonOutdoor Dark-Sky Compliant Light Fixtures Where Appropriate
The use of dark-sky compliant lighting helps reduce light pollution, as well as the effects of unnatural lighting on the environment.  
RemoteTown Chapter 9 on Anti-Idling Policy for Government and Private Vehicles
By restricting idling for government and private vehicles, needless fuel consumption and pollution is greatly reduced.
ToiletsLow-Flow Toilets
The use of low-flow toilets helps to reduce excess water consumption.
Cleaning MaterialsGreen Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products Where Appropriate
In order to reduce the negative impact of industrial cleaners on the environment, the Town of Vienna has switched to the use of biofriendly cleaning products when possible.
BatteryHybrid Vehicle Testing
The Town of Vienna currently has one hybrid vehicle, and is in the process of determining efficiency, maintenance requirements, reliability and overall cost requirements for the usage of hybrids as town vehicles.
Green TeamFormed Green Team of Existing Employees to Evaluate and Recommend Ways to Conserve Resources
This team of employees routinely reviews town practices and procedures and looks for ways to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of town operations.