Steps toward using renewable energy have been taken.
The Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) voted in favor of the county’s first climate resolution on Tuesday.
Introduced by Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye, it was approved in a 5-3 vote, according to a release from Mothers Out Front.
“Passing the county’s first climate action resolution marks a good first step in prioritizing the health and safety for future generations of PWC residents,” Mothers Out Front member Sandy Holland said in a release. “As a PWC mother of young adults who were raised here in the county and may very well have families of their own here some day, this resolution represents the beginning of the legacy we leave for our youth.”
The resolution supports reducing 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 – a goal of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government.
Prince William County officials also have a few objectives. One of them is to be using 100 percent renewable electricity to power local government operations by 2030.
They also hope to use renewable sources for 100 percent of the county’s electricity by 2035 and reach 100 percent carbon neutrality within the next 30 years.
County staff were directed to include these goals in the Comprehensive Plan.
Mothers Out Front is an organization that aims to provide a “livable climate” to youth, according to a release.
It’s holding a webinar, ”Let’s Talk Climate Action – A Community Conversation with Supervisor Boddye” that starts at 7 p.m. on December 7. Registration is available on the Mothers Out Front website.