Residents invited to apply for county’s new Climate Action Advisory Committee

Snohomish County has a new Climate Action Advisory Committee, and county residents are invited to apply.

Membership on the committee will include representatives from environmental advocacy groups, local businesses, youth, educational institutions and underserved community members who may be disproportionally effected by climate change impacts.

The committee will provide recommendations about policies and practices to protect public health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address climate change, and preserve the natural environment in Snohomish County.

“Snohomish County is committed to taking meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support climate change resiliency” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.

“Steps we take now to reduce our impact on the environment will determine what kind of world we leave for future generations,” said District 3 Councilmember Stephanie Wright, representing Lynnwood and Edmonds. “The county’s new Climate Action Advisory Committee will have an important role in identifying local solutions to address climate change.”

The three primary responsibilities of the new Climate Action Advisory Committee are to advise the county on: 1) the county’s internal sustainable operations action plan (SOAP) and a new countywide climate action plan; 2) maintaining equity and fairness across the county’s diverse communities regarding environmental protection efforts; and 3) strategies to engage Snohomish County residents and businesses on sustainability and climate change.

You can find more information on the Climate Action Advisory Committee here.

You can apply to become a member here.