On July 14, 2022 we testified to the Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC) on the need for the IAC to update their rules and guidance to require school construction decisions to be made in light of full Life Cycle Cost Analyses (LCCAs) and the need to include Maryland’s statutory climate goal of net zero emissions by 2045 in its (LCCAs).

Watch the Testimony:

https://youtu.be/culbMpNwCOA

Read the Written Testimony Here.

CR-032-2022 – 2022-07-12 – Testimony – Climate Parents of Prince George’s

We submitted two sets of comments to the full Prince George’s County Council urging them to adopt the County Climate Action Plan. This plan is important for our work since the PGCPS Climate Change Action Plan was developed with this plan as a complement to the one developed by the County Council. You can read our comments here.

And the good news is that on July 12th the County Council passed the resolution adopting the Climate Action Plan in response to all of the positive comments submitted by the public.

We submitted two sets of comments to the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee urging them to adopt the County Climate Action Plan.  This plan is important for our work since the PGCPS Climate Change Action Plan was developed with this plan as a complement to the one developed by the County Council.  You can read our comments here and here.

Its not too late for you to take action too.  Voice your support for the County Council to Adopt the Climate Action Plan.

On the night of April 28, 2022 the Prince George’s County Board of Education adopted the Climate Change Action Plan that we have been advocating for.  It has eight priority recommendations that cover everything we won in the original March 1, 2021 Board of Education Resolution. 

We are thrilled with the success of the campaign, especially given the urgent need to act on climate change and reduce the threat to future generations. We could not have done it with out all of of our supporters, especially all of the student advocates that joined us along the way.

Thank You! 

The Maryland General Assembly is underway and we have been continuing our work providing support for laws that will lead to greenhouse gas free schools. Of course we do this as part of the Maryland Climate Justice Wing. Here is the second set of the testimony that we have submitted in the 2022 legislative session (the first can be found here and the second can be found here).

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