Have you read the draft reports from the Commission on the Environment and Sustainabilty? Is there something you think we're forgetting or don't go far enough promoting? Or, do you think we're going too far or pushing the wrong thing all together?
Well, here's your chance to make your voice heard:
Howard County should consider creating an independent Environment Department — or opt for an office or perhaps a coordinator to tackle environmental issues.As mentioned before on this blog, these are the dates for the dialogue sessions:
These options are aimed at organizing Howard's green effort, according to a report from the governance committee of the county's Commission on the Environment and Sustainability.
The governance committee that handles providing a structure to address environmental issues is one of six groups that presented suggestions for how Howard can become more environmentally friendly by focusing on education and outreach, air and water quality, energy, green building and development, and open space and land preservation.
"They took stabs at solutions," Commission Executive Director Joshua Feldmark said.
Now residents can offer their thoughts on any environmental issues and feedback on the reports during several public hearings.
The commission is "taking a combination of the draft proposals and what we hear in the dialogue sessions and turning them into full-fledged recommendations," Feldmark said.
- 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at Glenwood Library
- 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at Elkridge Library
- 7 p.m. Monday, June 25 at East Columbia Library
- 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at Miller Library
- 7 p.m. Monday, July 2 at Central Library