Climate Emergency: Montgomery County Responds


In December 2017, the Montgomery County Council declared a Climate Emergency. They pledged to reduce county 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. Click here for free tickets.

We will hear from environmental scientist Danielle Meitiv and Jansi Medina-Tayac will present a land acknowledgement. We’ll have two panels moderated by Jacob Fenston, WAMU environment reporter, the first with climate advocates:

  • Naeem Alam, Sunrise
  • Wendy Howard, One Montgomery Green
  • Bill Ragen, Labor Network for Sustainability

and the second 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

As part of the event, you’ll have an opportunity to meet and 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 – MarylandGlen Echo Heights Mobilization; Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions; Bannockburn Reason for Action; Our Revolution Montgomery County; Food and Water Watch; Citizens Climate Lobby; Indivisible Montgomery; Sierra Club, Montgomery County; Montgomery Countryside Alliance; Action Committee for Transit; Coalition for Smarter Growth; and the 80 by 27 Coalition.