The Climate Youth Town Hall, hosted by the County Executive, Montgomery College, and Montgomery County Public Schools, is an opportunity for students to connect with each other on climate action and provide feedback on the Draft Climate Action Plan. This virtual event is open to all but is primarily geared to high school and college
In mid 2019, Montgomery County launched a planning process to develop prioritized actions and strategies to meet the County’s GHG emissions reduction goals. The County intends to finalize the Climate Action Plan in early 2021 that will provide a roadmap to achieve zero emissions and provide recommendations for climate adaptation In our county. Join us
In the first webinar of the Town of Chevy Chase’s Climate & Environment Committee’s Green Town Series, members of the County’s climate planning team will give an overview of Montgomery County’s Draft Climate Action Plan and answer questions as the County moves toward finalizing the plan by Spring 2021. This will be a joint event
What does the Montgomery County Climate Action Plan mean for Takoma Park? What is the role of municipalities in the plan? Join a discussion with Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart, and Adriana Hochberg Assistant Chief Administrative Officer & Climate Change Coordinator with Montgomery County, on the CAP and share your ideas about what climate policies
MC-FACS hosts Adriana Hochberg for a discussion of the social justice aspects of the Montgomery County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) At its January monthly meeting, the Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MC-FACS) will host Adriana Hochberg, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer and Climate Change Coordinator for Montgomery County, who will present an overview of
The Climate Action Plan is the County’s strategic plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2027 and by 100 percent by 2035. The actions and technical analyses presented in the plan build upon the work of more than 200 volunteer members of the Climate Technical Workgroups, community groups, County employees and
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s annual holiday party will take place virtually on December 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Adriana Hochberg, Climate Change Coordinator and Assistant Administrative Office in the Office of County Executive will present the draft Montgomery County Climate Action Plan. For the past few years, OMG has joined in support
At a virtual roundtable on December 15, County Executive Elrich will discuss the Draft Climate Action Plan with members of the community. The roundtable will include volunteer members of the climate workgroups and community organizations that contributed to the development of the plan. Members of the public can also watch the roundtable and submit questions
Update: Deadline extended to February 28, 2021! Calling all artists and climate justice activists! Montgomery County is hosting a competition for artwork to be featured in the county’s climate action plan. What photos, drawings, poems, digital art, and memes (yes, we meant it, memes) invoke the need to protect your community from climate change?
by Julia McMurry, Climate Intern A community-based workgroup released its final recommendations in October 2020 in a publicly-available report detailing how to integrate climate considerations into County budgets. The Climate Change Budgeting Process Workgroup comprised 15 volunteer members with backgrounds ranging from public administration and policy to finance and environmental science. Since August 2020, they have been working with
New workgroups are Focused on Community Engagement/Education and Climate Adaptation/Sequestration – Apply by September 15, 2019 Montgomery County has launched a planning process to develop prioritized actions and strategies to meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals of 80 percent by 2027 and 100 percent by 2035. The County has already formed three “technical
This article was written by Elle Myers and originally published in The Montgomery County Sentinel on August 8, 2019. Montgomery County’s Climate Planning Process Workgroups, which are tasked with coming up with a series of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, held their first meeting on July 24. According to the county, more than 60
This year, the Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson, became part of the NOAA Climate Stewards Community. As part of the community, she had to develop a climate stewardship action project with students from Montgomery County. This summer she partnered with the City of Rockville to complete an action program titled “Source to Socket: Learning
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