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County officials and climate experts and advocates will discuss our world’s most critical problem and explore potential local solutions at Climate Emergency – Montgomery County Responds, a town hall focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions now. Organized by several area groups, the event will feature speakers, panel discussions and audience question and answer sessions. Those attending can sign up to work with 350MoCo and other local organizations and hear ideas on how to do their part.
Come hear what Montgomery County – one of the first in the nation to declare a Climate Emergency – is doing to try to reach its 2017 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2027. And find out what you can do to make a difference in this urgent fight.
Town Hall featured speakers and panelists include:
**Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive
**Tom Hucker, Chair of the County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee
**Adriana Hochberg, Montgomery County’s Climate Change Coordinator
**Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Montgomery County Planning Board
**Danielle J.L. Meitiv, Climate Scientist and Climate Justice Advocate
**Naeem Alam, Sunrise Movement and Recent U of MD Graduate
**Wendy Howard, Executive Director of One Montgomery Green
**David Mott, Poor People’s Campaign
From transportation to energy to consumption, panelists will discuss the County’s main sources of greenhouse gases and the community’s role in helping reduce and eliminate them. The need for action has inspired a growing movement among students, and the town hall leads up to a week of student-led climate actions, including the Sept. 20 DC climate strike.
Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring Maryland