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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    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...

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    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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    COG Hosts Foresters for Forum on Lyme Disease

    June 9, 2015

    The great outdoors serves as the office for our region’s foresters, farmers, horticultural, and landscape professionals, and tick-borne diseases like Lyme pose...

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    Stephen Walz Discusses Infrastructure on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

    June 4, 2015

    COG Director of Environmental Programs Stephen Walz joined WAMU's Martin Di Caro and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Robert Puentes on WAMU's The Kojo...

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    Heart of COG: Aubin Maynard

    June 3, 2015

    By day, you will find COG Environmental Planner Aubin Maynard wading in a local stream performing water quality analysis or a fish survey. In the evenings, he...

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    Heart of COG: Karl Berger

    May 6, 2015

    For nearly 20 years, Principal Environmental Planner Karl Berger has worked with DC Water and WSSC staff to support the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater...

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