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About Us

In 2020 a group of County and City residents convened under the Climate Emergency Resolution, adopted by the City Board of Aldermen and County Council. They formed the Climate Emergency Mobilization Workgroup, submitting 40 recommendations for local action in their 2021 report, Climate Response and Resilience. Volunteers dedicated more than 18,500 hours to identify steps our governments, businesses, community organizations, and residents could take to create a safer, healthier, more resilient county.

The workgroup:

  • Solicited ideas in meetings with more than 80 stakeholders;

  • Studied scores of peer-reviewed papers, conference presentations, and reports  from other municipalities

  • Developed relationships with decision makers in government agencies, elected officials, and community leaders;

  • Learned what other communities are doing to implement equitable solutions.

Our Work

Mobilize Frederick was established by many members of the Workgroup to implement the report’s proposed solutions. Our first-year efforts paid off. Frederick County has allocated $3.7 million to start an Office of Climate and Energy and to expand existing programs, such as home weatherization, solar installations, and fleet electrification. The City of Frederick has also increased its budget for climate-related programs and funded a study of a “Green Bank” to finance cleaner technologies for low-income households, farms, and small businesses. Governments alone cannot achieve the goal. There must also be community-wide collaboration.


Our Purpose

We want to facilitate the partnerships needed to achieve the goals set out in the Climate Emergency Resolution, which are to:


  • Implement policy and legislation through the lens of climate change.

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

  • Identify methods to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

  • Develop climate resilience measures.

Our Approach

  • Collaborate with groups working to educate the community to adopt solutions

  • Host an annual summit 

  • Provide resources for the community

  • Establish an Advisory Council to review and advise on solutions

  • Function as the communications and coordination hub

  • Share information on state and national legislation that affects Frederick County.

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