Prince George’s County Climate Resident Advisory Group
Thank you to all applicants who applied for the Climate Resident Advisory Group (CRA). The application period has closed. You will be notified if selected to serve. Prince George’s County Department of the Environment will retain existing applications and review them on a rolling basis. Throughout this review process, DoE will strive to achieve representation that reflects the geographic, age, economic, gender, and racial diversity of the County.
Climate Implementation Task Force Meeting
Watch the recorded January 11, 2023 session at youtube.com/live/UQH2PepSb_w.
For questions, please contact Candice Williams at (301) 883-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Climate Action Plan (CAP) aims to help the County reach its carbon emissions goal of a 50% reduction by 2030 (compared with 2005 levels). The goal aligns with the State's projection for 50% emission reduction by 2030 through the implementation of the Maryland 2030 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's goals for the region.
In the spring of 2020, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed a Council Resolution (CR-007-2020) mandating a Climate Action Commission (CAC) to develop a Climate Action Plan for Prince George’s County by September 30, 2021. The County’s CAP will occur as a collaborative and inclusive community engagement process with an opportunity for public feedback and participation.
In January 2022, DoE, in the capacity of CAC support staff, submitted the official Climate Action Plan with the Supplemental Public Comments Report to the County Council and the County Executive.
Read the Prince George's County CAP Press Release here.
View the Plan:
Appendices A, B, C, and D (PDF)
Supplemental Public Comments Report
Supplemental Public Comments Report as submitted to County Council on January 14, 2022.
30-Day Public Comments:
Public Comments - Attachments 1-5
Attachment 1 - Public Comments-Survey
Attachment 2_Public Comments-Individuals-Email and Mail
Attachment 3_Public Comments-Organizations- Email and Mail
Attachment 4- Public Comments-In-Person Meetings
Attachment 5- Public Comments-Virtual Meetings
Providing Public Comment:
The draft CAP was released for public comment from Monday, November 1, 2021, through Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Residents, organizations, businesses, and County-based entities submitted responses to the plan, which helps create climate change resilient communities throughout Prince George's County. Virtual and in-person meetings were held throughout November 2021. All public comments will accompany the Supplemental Report.
For questions, contact Mary Abe, Section Head, Natural Resource Protection & Stewardship Programs, Sustainability Division at MAbe@co.pg.md.us.
A Supplemental Public Comments Report will capture and summarize all public comments received as part of the public comment period and will be provided alongside the Climate Action Plan to the County Council and County Executive.
Learn More About Climate Change:
- Visit the ClimatePartners.org website to learn about some of the key focus areas for which we are collecting community input and more about climate action topics at our Climate Action Plan Virtual Open House.
- Learn about the relationship between land-use practices and how tree canopies can impact our resiliency to climate change by clicking here.
- Watch recorded sessions of the public meetings and view presentations for breakout groups:
- Read more resources and the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)