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Norfolk’s Green Scene
Norfolk’s Green Scene is an environmental hub that provides Norfolk residents with access to all things Green. Whether you are interested in Norfolk’s Green initiatives, environmental events and activities, or volunteer opportunities; you can find it all here.

Norfolk strives to be a premier waterfront community that creates a positive, regenerative effect on its environment, avoids detrimental environmental impacts, and thrives economically and culturally.”

Building Green - For information on how to add green practices to your building designs, plans and renovation Be part of the Norfolk tree initiative where residents, businesses and communities come together to grow the Norfolk tree canopy FOG - Fats, Oils and Greases - Learn how to keep your sanitary pipe clear and your water flowing
 Getting Around - For information on transportation in and around Norfolk  Grow Norfolk - Check out Norfolk’s community garden connections and see the good your neighbors are growing.  Keep Norfolk Beautiful - Learn how you can help keep Norfolk clean for generations to come
 Norfolk Environmental Commission - See what Norfolk is doing to become a greener City  Norfolk Pure - Tap into Tap Water and see how much green it can save you  Outdoor Fun - Looking for fun ways to spend your time in Norfolk, our recreation programs have something for everyone
 Plant More Plants - Parks and Urban Forestry  Restoring Norfolk Waterways - Water, our most precious resource and together we can make a difference one watershed at a time  Volunteer - Want to get your hands dirty or have a good idea? We want to hear from you

  1. Enhance efficient use and protection of natural resources by: 
    • Developing and implementing a sustainability action plan;
    • Creating a culture of continuous sustainability;
    • Promoting investment in sustainability;
    • Reducing and recycling waste.
  2. Reduce the negative impacts of coastal flooding by:
    • Developing and funding a strategic plan to mitigate flooding;
    • Developing appropriate regulations for land use development and redevelopment.

Contact Us
Justin Shafer
Environmental Engineer

810 Union St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Ph: 757-664-4032