Howard County was the second county in the country to sign on to the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. As part of our commitment, Howard County completed a greenhouse gas inventory of County operations and the surrounding community and committed to reducing emissions by 7%.
In 2010, the Howard County Climate Action Plan summarized the results of the 2008 greenhouse gas inventory and presented reduction goals and future actions to reduce emissions County-wide.
The County exceeded the goal of reducing emissions from County government facilities by 7% below 2007 levels by 2012. We expect this will be reduced even more in the coming years through increased energy efficiency efforts.