As the County pursues ambitious goals of 80% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 2027 and zero emissions by 2035, we anxiously await updated greenhouse gas emissions inventories to help us monitor our progress. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) recently released the 2018 inventory and we take a look at the results below.
FLASH Bus Line To Begin Service Soon Construction of Montgomery County’s first “FLASH” bus line along US 29, which began in 2018, is expected to be completed by mid-August and open early this fall. The County has not yet set a start date for service due to COVID-19-related disruptions to the County’s public transit system.
Montgomery County is convening a specialized workgroup to develop ideas for incorporating a climate change lens into the County budgeting processes. Creating the “Budgeting Process” workgroup was a recommendation from the community-based climate workgroups that concluded their work in February 2020. The groups were formed by County Executive Marc Elrich as part of the County’s
THE EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. The Town Hall will be streamed on Facebook Live starting at approximately 6:40PM on February 27. You can tune in at: https://www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyinfo/ Come learn about the climate workgroup recommendations to achieve zero emissions in Montgomery County by 2035. We want your input! Montgomery County has declared a climate emergency and set
Climate change is in the news constantly, and not in a good way. But the good news is that women are at the front lines of the innovative efforts to make our communities more resilient and to avoid some of the worst consequences. Learn from key leaders from government, the media, and nonprofits as they
Front Gates of the White House 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Fri, 20 Sep 2019 Find another event: https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/events/map #FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the
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
Climate Action Planning is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change impacts. This fully revised and expanded edition goes well beyond climate action plans to examine
Submit your application by June 30, 2019 for consideration. Montgomery County is launching 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 is seeking volunteers to serve on “technical workgroups” that will help in
We dove into the performance data of the My Green Montgomery website and found our top 5 most read stories of 2017. What was your favorite MGM story of 2017? Tweet us at @mygreenmc. 5. Montgomery County Declares “We’re Still In” on Paris Agreement On June 5th, County Executive Ike Leggett joined more than
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