On April 2, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board formed a joint task force to discuss ways to collaborate on initiatives related to climate and energy, called the Joint Environmental Task Force (JET). Members of both the Board of Supervisors and the School Board will serve on this committee.
“Both Boards have a desire to move forward on a number of environmental fronts, and this joint committee will help us identify and focus our priorities,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Environmental issues intersect with many aspects of community life and require a ‘One Fairfax’ lens in order to address comprehensively. I am pleased with this collaborative approach and look forward to innovative and visionary ideas stemming from this committee.”
“Our community is aware of the urgency needed to deal with climate change, and the establishment of this committee puts that issue front and center for Fairfax County,” said School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders. “With both FCPS and the county at the table, we can address these critical issues holistically, keeping the health and well-being of our young people front and center of our work to ensure we address the need for environmental sustainability.”
More information about JET can be found here. For information on the county’s environmental initiatives, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/environment/ or contact Lindsey Doane, Communications Director, Office of Chairman Sharon Bulova, 703-324-4932.