July 29 Climate Action Coffee: Montgomery County’s Clean Energy Transition: How do we get it right?

All are invited to a followup call this Wednesday to further explore issues raised at last week’s Climate Action Coffee session: The Extraordinary Climate Resilience of Montgomery County.

Montgomery County is considering how to achieve carbon neutrality under its climate emergency resolution. A draft Climate Action and Resilience Plan is being formed by consultants with community engagement based on recommendations of six technical working groups. In September the County Council is expected to consider a controversial program to change the zoning of the county’s Agricultural Reserve to allow solar collection systems on up to 1,800 acres (almost 3 square miles) in the reserve.

How do we, in the context of the whole system that is Montgomery County, comprehensively address the challenge to rapidly transition to alternative energy and take into account food, water, biodiversity, health care, housing, transportation, social equality, politics, and County amenities, and elevate our conservation consciousness?

Please join Climate Action Coffee for a participatory listening session on Wednesday, July 29, 8-9:30 AM. You’ll be invited to join Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussion.

Here is the Zoom link to join us on July 29. No preregistration required.


For the best experience in this session, we highly recommend joining using the video link above. But you may join by phone (audio only) at:

Dial in: 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 387 972 672

Passcode: 227728

If you missed the July 22 forum, The Extraordinary Climate Resilience Capacity of Montgomery County, which gives background on the Ag Reserve and related issues, you can watch it here:


If you want to explore further, here is a compendium of Documents related to Zoning Text Amendment 20-01