Charles County Commissioners Announce First Environmental Summit

LA PLATA, Md. (March 18, 2010)—The Charles County Commissioners announce that they plan to kick off of Earth Week 2010 with the first “Charles County Going Green Summit.” The summit will be held April 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at North Point High School in Waldorf. This new event is free and open to the public.

At 10:00 a.m. the event will begin with a presentation highlighting successful environmentally friendly programs initiated by the County and the private sector. The program will also detail future projects and plans to make Charles County more energy efficient and environmentally conscious.

As part of the “Going Green” trade show, there will be exhibits showcasing information and products to benefit consumers and small businesses in the process going green and saving money while doing it. There will also be several displays, some of which will feature “green” vehicles, state of the art technology in alternative energy, and other ways citizens can lessen their carbon footprint.

Commissioner President Wayne Cooper says he is excited about the new event and encourages residents to attend so they can learn more.

"The Charles County Commissioners are committed to the environment and want to share with the public the many accomplishments and plans of the County in creating a greener environment for our residents," commented Cooper. "At the same time, we want to bring them current information on products and activities that will help the environment and in many cases save the consumer or business money in these tough times."

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