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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  • Staff from Loudoun Water, COG, and the Water Research Foundation
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    Heart of COG: Lisa Ragain

    January 6, 2016

    Although COG Principal Water Resources Planner Lisa Ragain has been working on water protection and communication since the 1990s, her expertise does not end...

  • D.C. wins c40 Award for Wind Power Purchase – Tommy Wells D.C. Department of Energy & Environment Director; Mark Chambers, D.C. Department of General Services Sustainability and Energy Associate Director; Eduardo Paes, C40 Chairman (Credit: c40)
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    Regional Actions, Cooperation Will Help Support New Global Climate Goals

    December 17, 2015

    One hundred and ninety six countries reached a comprehensive climate agreement on Saturday, December 12 in Paris, France. This agreement calls for stopping the...

  • William Euille
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    Chairman Highlights Major Regional Efforts in 2015

    December 16, 2015

    COG Board Chairman William Euille's remarks at the 2015 Annual Meeting.

  • News

    Clean Technology Forum Lays Groundwork for Low Carbon Future

    October 23, 2015

    The October 5, 2015 Clean Tech Leadership Forum held at the Council of Governments (COG) laid the groundwork for mobilizing the region’s clean tech economy by...

  • News

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to be Held September 26

    September 21, 2015

    On Saturday, September 26, the public is encouraged to safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications at over 50 locations throughout...

  • News

    While Dry Conditions Persist, Regional Water Supplies Remain at Normal Levels

    September 18, 2015

    Dry conditions persist throughout metropolitan Washington, but the region’s water supply levels and drought stage are normal according to the Metropolitan...

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    Metro Steers Toward Sustainable Transportation

    September 2, 2015

    Metro, in partnership with Complete Coach Works (CCW), and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), hosted a demonstration on August 24 of a...

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