The Orange County Climate Council was jointly formed by Orange County, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough as a collaborative effort among the municipal governments, the school systems, UNC, and residents in 2019.
Vision Statement (The future condition the Climate Council is working towards.)
Orange County is a vibrant, inclusive community that meets urgent, science-based greenhouse gas emissions and resilience goals. We unite through action, build community, equitably share resources, and collaborate with others to create a healthy, sustainable place to live for all residents and future generations.
Mission Statement (How and why the Climate Council is working.)
The Orange County Climate Council accelerates joint action addressing the climate emergency by sharing successful strategies and identifying equitable opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide stewardship of the natural world, and protect all County residents from climate impacts.
***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all formal meetings are postponed until further notice. The Council’s work will continue based on previous decisions.***