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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    Thomas J. Grizzard Jr. remembered for his work on regional water quality

    July 10, 2017

    Thomas J. Grizzard, Jr., professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and former director of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring...

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    Clean Air Partners celebrates 20th anniversary

    June 20, 2017

    Regional air quality organization Clean Air Partners is celebrating 20 years of dedication to improving the greater Baltimore-Washington region’s air. The...

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    Get 'Back to the Bay' during Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

    June 5, 2017

    Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have designated June 3-11 as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week to recognize the efforts of the many partners working to improve...

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    Hans Riemer: Protecting our air quality and health

    May 2, 2017

    Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee Chairman Hans Reimer urges continued collaboration to further reduce air pollution.

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    Campaign highlights the many benefits of recycling

    April 28, 2017

    The Go Recycle campaign educates residents about recycling and encourages them to recycle everywhere--at work, at home, and in public spaces

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    Daniel Sze: Everyone wins when we work together for clean water

    April 20, 2017

    Regional Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts are making metropolitan Washington a better place to live, work, and play, according to COG’s Chesapeake Bay and...

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    Regional plan outlines recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    March 29, 2017

    COG’s Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC) developed a plan to meet the region’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. The third...

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