We are excited that the Prince George’s County Public School Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Climate Change Action Plan Resolution committing to phase out fossil fuels from and go zero waste in PGCPS and to implement a Focus Workgroup to develop the Climate Change Action Plan. 

Thanks so much to Board Members Boozer-Stother and Jackson for introducing the resolution and for all of the help along the way from the Sierra Club Prince George’s County Group, Greenbelt Climate Action Network, Eleanor Roosevelt High School Sunrise Hub, Eleanor Roosevelt High School Environmental Defense Club, and Kenmoor Middle Global Squabblers.

“With this resolution Prince George’s County Public Schools has shown it is both a state and national leader in regards to fostering a healthier learning environment using the clean energy technologies of the future. We are very excited to be a partner in the development of a successful action plan and believe this will jump start efforts to do our part to ensure a healthier planet and learning environment for the children.”

PGCPS Clean Energy and Focus Workgroup Resolution Press Release

The testimony we gave in favor of HB 630, Primary and Secondary Education – School District Energy Use – Policy and Study, was well received and the message was noted by in Maryland Matters.  ‘“What does not get measured does not get managed,” Joseph Jakuta of the group Climate Parents Prince George’s told committee members.’  Please contact your Delegate to say you support HB 630.

You can read the full article here: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2021/02/18/to-address-climate-change-schools-encouraged-to-go-green/

No Love For Polluters
Saturday, February 14, 2021
2:00PM
On this Valentines Day, join us in giving no love to polluters.  Friends of the Earth is leading a call to demand that the Prince George’s County Council pass legislation to ban new fossil fuel power plants in the Prince George’s County. We already have a cluster of 4 power plants that are a major problem in Southern PG. We need prevent number 5!

Register at: http://bit.ly/nolove4polluters

 

Prince George’s County Environmental Forum
Saturday, February 13, 2021
3:30PM to 5:30PM

Advance registration is required by going here: http://bit.ly/2021EnviroForum – space is limited.

Topics Include:

  1. Success Fighting County Power Plants: Caryl Alexander, Clean Air Prince George’s
  2. County Climate Action Commission Update: Dawn Hawkins-Nixon, P.E., Depart. of the Environment
  3. Clean Energy Schools: Joseph Jakuta, Climate Parents
  4. Stronger Forest Conservation Requirements: Ben Alexandro, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
  5. Joint Base Andrews Contaminates Prince George’s County with PFAs: Patrick Elder, Military Poisons
  6. SCMaglev is not solution for Prince George’s County or Maryland: Sam Droege, MCRT and Dan Woomer, CATS

 

On January 14 the Prince George’s County voted to move forward the 100% Clean Energy Resolution to a second reader (which will happen on February 11).  We are excited for the progress and very thankful to Board Members Boozer-Strother and Jackson for introducing the resolution and for the unanimous support from the Board of Education to move this to a second vote.  We are also thankful to the students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School that submitted video testimony and will be sharing those testimonies on our social media. 

You can watch the vote if you missed it here:

On January 14 at 7PM the Prince George’s County Board of Education will be introducing the 100% Clean Energy Resolution for a first reading. As of writing multiple students have submitted testimonial videos in support.

You can watch online to the discussion on Zoom: