On August 18, 2022, the Prince George’s Board of Education introduced a Sustainability (Energy Use) Policy for first reader. The Sustainability Policy is intended to fulfill the requirement to develop an energy use policy under HB 630 (2021 Maryland Legislative Session). It also goes beyond the bare bones requirements of HB 630 and institutes into policy many of the recommendations from the PGCPS Climate Change Action Plan.
At the meeting we testified in favor of adoption of the Sustainability Policy, though did have several suggestions for improvements to more completely align the Sustainability Policy with the Climate Change Action Plan. You can read the written testimony here. You can also watch the oral testimony we gave.