Loudoun County residents and businesses are encouraged to provide their perspectives on local environmental and sustainability topics during a virtual public meeting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
The meeting will be conducted by the county’s new Environmental Commission, which was formed by the Board of Supervisors in December 2020 and began meeting in July 2021. The 17-member commission has reviewed Loudoun’s existing environmental programs to determine specific topic areas for the commission’s focus.
Public input is now being sought as the commission develops recommendations on topics for the Board of Supervisors to consider in early 2022. The commission, which includes a wide range of representation from the community, industry and higher education, is currently focusing on five key topic areas:
- Energy sustainability, including clean and renewable energy usage;
- Enhancing natural resources, such as trees, wildlife, watersheds, and land conservation;
- Environmental justice, which examines the impact of environmental issues on underserved populations;
- “Government by example,” which includes programs to enhance the sustainability of Loudoun County government operations; and
- Increasing public engagement in environmental and sustainability initiatives.
In addition to providing input to the commission during the November 17 virtual meeting, members of the public may submit comments to the commission anytime through this online form.
Login information for the November 17 meeting and links to meeting materials are posted at loudoun.gov/remoteparticipation.
To learn more about the county’s environmental programs, visit loudoun.gov/environment.
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