Richmond’s environmental plan wins first-place mayors’ award

Richmond won a first-place award among large cities for its sustainability plan, the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced Friday.
The city’s “RVAgreen” program took home the honor in the 2016 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, announced in Indianapolis during the annual meeting of the mayors conference, with Mayor Dwight C. Jones on hand to accept the award.
The awards recognize mayors for their climate protection efforts, and Richmond competed in the category for cities with populations greater than 100,000.

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