Climate Change

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Join the New Prince George’s County Climate Resident Advisory Group for 
 Climate Action and Environmental Justice

 
Online applications accepted through Nov. 11 

The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) is accepting applications from County residents and organizations operating in the County to become part of the new Climate Resident Advisory Group (CRA). Members will serve on the Climate Implementation Task Force to help guide the County’s Climate Action Plan implementation. CRA members will advise on strategies and actions to propel the County toward a carbon-neutral and climate-ready future.

Community members passionate about climate action, environmental justice, and resiliency are encouraged to apply, ages 16 years and up (parental permission must be provided for participants under 18).  The CRA membership will consist of at least twelve (12) but no more than fifty (50) residents, with the final number determined by DoE based on interest and other factors. Membership will be comprised of representatives of organizations and individuals. All members must be County residents and may represent County-based non-profits, faith-based entities, social organizations, and schools.  The County will strive to achieve representation that reflects the geographic, age, economic, gender, and racial diversity of the County. 

Online Climate Resident Advisory Group Application           Working Group Rules and Procedures

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Virtual Information Meeting for Climate Resident Advisory (CRA) Group on 
Climate Action and Environmental Justice

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 
Register for the session here.

Meeting Agenda

DoE will host a virtual information session on Wednesday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. for County residents interested in serving as a member of a new Climate Resident Advisory (CRA) Group that will help guide the implementation of the County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) and serve on the Climate Implementation Task Force. CRA Group members, also will advise on strategies and actions to propel the County toward a carbon-neutral and climate-ready future. 

Community members passionate about climate action, environmental justice, and resiliency are encouraged to apply, ages 16 years and up (parental permission must be provided for participants under 18).  The County will strive to achieve representation that reflects the geographic, age, economic, gender, and racial diversity of the County. DoE encourages all interested parties to review the Plan, found below, before attending the information session. 

For additional information, please contact Candice Williams, DoE, Sustainability, at 301-883-6211, or email us at climateaction@co.pg.md.us. More information about the RAG and the online application will be available after the information session on October 12.

Read the October 4, 2022, press release here


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Online Climate Resident Advisory Group Application           Working Group Rules and Procedures

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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.

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View the Plan:


View Appendices:

Appendices A, B, C, and D (PDF)

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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


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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

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Next Steps:

 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. 

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