Environment

Planning Areas

Through its environmental work, the Council of Governments is advancing Region Forward goals for clean water, air, and land, and a more sustainable region. COG and its member governments play key roles in planning and outreach to reduce air pollution. COG supports ongoing efforts to ensure a safe water supply and to revitalize local waterways through wastewater and stormwater planning. It promotes energy conservation, alternative energy sources, and green building and fleet policies to help reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions. COG also promotes recycling and supports efforts to enhance and preserve forestry resources and agriculture.

News & Multimedia

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    Officials celebrate 60 years of partnership

    December 14, 2017

    At COG’s annual membership meeting on December 13, government, business, and nonprofit leaders gathered together to celebrate the organization’s 60th...

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    Q&A: Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette

    December 14, 2017

    Ten years ago, COG recognized Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette with its highest honor—the Elizabeth and David Scull Public Service Award for...

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    ACPAC seeks D.C. area residents interested in air quality and climate issues

    December 6, 2017

    Community leaders and interested citizens from across the metropolitan Washington region are invited to apply for membership on the Air and Climate Public...

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    Utilities Offer Tips on Preventing Frozen Pipes and Meters

    November 9, 2017

    In advance of the extreme cold, area water utilities have been reaching out through traditional and social media to help homeowners prevent frozen pipes and...

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    TPB approves project updates in region's long-range transportation plan

    October 18, 2017

    At its monthly meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) approved...

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    Council of Governments honors region's climate and energy leaders

    October 11, 2017

    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) presented the Climate and Energy Leadership Awards to the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy...

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    COG, regional water utilities to 'Imagine a Day without Water' on Oct. 12

    October 5, 2017

    COG and its water utility partners on the Community Engagement Campaign (CEC) will join the water community in a nationwide invitation to “Imagine a Day without...

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