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Climate & Energy

Are you interested in joining the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee?

December 12, 2014 | Tags: advisory, climate, energy

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The Yardstick

Coalition Work, Health, Land Use, Transportation

More Activity in Activity Centers: Coalition Focuses on Public Health and Placemaking

Officials, planners, and stakeholders need to consider public health when making decisions about land use, transportation, and other infrastructure, according to Dr. Mark Fenton, who spoke at the October meeting of the Region Forward Coalition. Fenton, a Tufts University professor, spoke to “landscaping a social ecology for health,” which includes planning communities with walkable retail, […]

Health & Human Services, Housing

The PicMe Project: COG’s Newest Foster Care Adoption Initiative

November is National Adoption Month. It is an annual campaign to increase public awareness of the half million children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care across the country. In the National Capital Region, there is some good news. Through COG’s regional adoption programs, like Wednesday’s Child, and the work of COG member […]

Transportation

Officials Highlight Airport Infrastructure, Plans for Future Expansion

Earlier this month, airports joined the ongoing conversation about regional infrastructure and officials highlighted their impact on the economy. The discussion at the October Board of Directors meeting of the Council of Governments also covered air travel trends and how the region can support future, balanced growth at its airports. COG Senior Transportation Planner Rich […]

Climate & Energy

Metropolitan Washington Continues to Lead on LEED and Other Green Energy Initiatives

For the past several years, COG has tracked the region’s progress in addressing climate change and meeting the ambitious goals of its 2008 National Capital Region Climate Change Report. In this year’s Climate and Energy Progress Report, COG, for the first time, also compared metropolitan Washington to other regions around the nation. The report found […]

Environment, Transportation

Concerted Action Leads to Major Improvements in Region’s Air Quality

Ground-level ozone concentrations in the Washington region exceeded healthy levels on just four days each of the last two summers, down from 43 such “exceedance” days as recently as the summer of 2007, and 67 during the summer of 1998. That’s according to data released recently by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments following the end of […]