In December 2017, the Montgomery County Council declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to reduce the County’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2027 and by 100 percent by 2035. Meeting our climate goals will require radical changes in energy use, transportation, and consumption -- and tremendous effort from all residents and businesses.
Join us Saturday, September 14 in Silver Spring to learn what progress the County has made so far and how you can be part of the solution.
We'll hear from environmental scientist Danielle J. L. Meitiv and Jansi Medina-Tayac will present a land acknowledgement.
We'll have a panel of climate advocates:
• Naeem Alam from Sunrise
• Wendy Howard of One Montgomery Green
• David Mott, the Poor People’s Campaign
and a panel featuring Montgomery County officials:
• Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive
• Tom Hucker, Chair of the County Council's Transportation & Environment Committee
• Adriana Hochberg, Montgomery County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
• Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Member, Montgomery County Planning Board
Jacob Fenston, WAMU environment reporter, will moderate.
You'll have an opportunity to sign up to work with local groups.
Cosponsors include Takoma Park Mobilization, Do The Most Good, The Climate Mobilization, Montgomery County Maryland Chapter, 350 Montgomery County - Maryland, Glen Echo Heights Mobilization, Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Indivisible Environmental, Bannockburn Reason for Action, Our Revolution in Montgomery County, Food & Water Watch, Citizens Climate Lobby, Indivisible Montgomery, Sierra Club Montgomery County, Montgomery Countryside Alliance, and the 80 by 27 Coalition.