In an audacious plan to tackle climate change, Prince William County Sustainability Office has announced a truly revolutionary solution: crowdsource ideas from the public, because, apparently, professionals just don’t cut it anymore.
In 2020, the Board of County Supervisors, after presumably binge-watching Captain Planet, set a list of ambitious climate goals. Now, they're asking residents to brainstorm ways to achieve these lofty targets, because two (or a few thousand) heads are better than one, right?
The sustainability office, with its fingers on the pulse of what's hip and happening, will hold a virtual town hall-style meeting. This modern soirée is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on September 14, where residents can provide their "expert" insights. Register now and stand a chance to win the coveted title of "Captain Climate of Prince William County!" (Not an actual title, but we can dream).
For those needing a refresher on the county’s ambitious goals, here's a recap:
- Slash those pesky greenhouse gas emissions to half of what your car probably spat out in 2005 by 2030.
- Power the county entirely by renewable energy by 2035. Windmills in every backyard? Yes, please!
- Make sure that every single government building is running on renewable energy by 2030. Yep, even Dave's tiny office in the basement.
- Achieve "full carbon neutrality" in county government operations by 2050, which we assume means they're either planting a lot of trees or asking everyone to hold their breath.
- Become a "climate ready region," a phrase so vague it's basically climate jargon for "we want to sound really cool and proactive."
- And of course, make "significant progress" by 2030, a goal so delightfully unspecific it could mean anything from "we bought a solar-powered calculator" to "we've reinvented the entire power grid."
So, if you're tired of shouting climate solutions into the void (or at your uninterested cat), here's your chance! The county eagerly awaits your PowerPoint presentations and detailed pie charts.