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Environmental Sustainability Board

The Environmental Sustainability Board is a group of experts who volunteer their time to make Howard County greener, healthier, and more sustainable.  The Board formed in 2007 as a recommendation of the Commission on the Environment and Sustainability. The Board assists in the implementation of the County’s environmental agenda, providing both advice and review.  Board members include experts in energy, air/water quality, environmental governance, community outreach and education, transit, green building, and environmental health.

The Board completed an inventory of the county’s environmental and sustainability efforts and recommended priorities the County should take.  Priorities include Air and Water Quality, Green Infrastructure, Green Building, Education and Outreach, Energy Conservation, and Land Acquisition and Preservation.

The Board meets monthly and agendas are available on their webpage.  The Board has also held Environmental Sustainability Summits bringing together community leaders to speak on environmental issues within Howard County.  The Board summarizes it’s progress and reports on the activities of the Office of Environmental Sustainability in its Annual Report.

Green Tip

Unplug.40% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they’re turned off.