ISF and One Montgomery Green to Host Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Events
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Maryland— ISF, One Montgomery Green (OMG) and Poolesville Green (PG) will host local events addressing climate change in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit, September 12-14, 2018, in San Francisco.
The Summit will bring together leaders from state and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place around the world, and inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments. Affiliate events provide an opportunity to create additional arenas for exploring climate challenges and solutions that complement Summit activities.
We need action, not just talk, to address climate change. I am delighted to be working with One Montgomery Green, Integrative Strategies Forum, and Poolesville Green to press forward on the county’s ambitious goals to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker.
“Addressing climate change is vital to maintaining the quality of life in Montgomery County,” said One Montgomery Green Executive Director Wendy Howard. “We are looking forward to convening these climate action events with the input and insights of local organizations that have global visions and are committed to sustainability while securing a healthy future for all.”
“Montgomery County was the first county in the US to declare a climate emergency as well as the first to join the Under 2 Coalition,” said Karen Onthank, Executive Director of Integrative Strategies Forum. “We look forward to highlighting the many groups and individuals in this country working to address this threat to the future of our communities here and across the globe.”
Registration has begun for the first event on August 14, 2018, 8:30 am to 12 noon in downtown Silver Spring, MD. An initial “mini-summit” of climate change experts will address current goals, benchmarks, programs and opportunities to reduce the local impact of climate change.
The second event will take place on September 12, 2018, 6 p to 8 pm at the Montgomery County Council Office Building in Rockville, MD. The public briefing will highlight local efforts, goals and opportunities to engage in action to reduce climate change. Eventbrite link coming soon.