Region Forward includes some very ambitious air quality and climate targets such as exceeding federal standards for air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 2005 levels by 2020 and reducing them by 80% by 2050. These targets align with the general scientific consensus on the levels of emissions necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Meeting these targets won’t be easy and everyone has to be involved. Here’s a chance for RF followers to do so.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is recruiting new members for the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee (ACPAC) for 2011. ACPAC advises on air quality climate and energy and environmental issues to policy committees of COG. ACPAC represents diverse community interests and opinions and provides a meaningful opportunity to provide input to local leaders. Members represent communities across the region and have a variety of backgrounds such the business education scientific and environmental sectors.
If you want to have a say in the local public policy process and help the region meet the RF goals for air quality and greenhouse gas emissions let COG know. Please fill out the online interest form today or contact Maia Davis for more information.