EQAC Seeks High School Student as Member
March 20, 2009
The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) is seeking a high school student to serve on the council from July 2009 through June 2010. The EQAC student member will help make decisions and recommendations that impact the county’s environmental policies. Serving on EQAC is a great opportunity for growth and hands-on education.
Applications are open to high school sophomores and juniors in good standing. Home-schooled students also are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by May 1.
EQAC’s primary function is to make recommendations to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for improving the county’s efforts in environmental protection and enhancement; these efforts serve to support the board’s 20-year environmental plan. During monthly meetings, many issues are examined, such as hazardous materials, water and air quality, land use, noise, solid waste, ecological resources, deer management, visual pollution and light pollution. In addition, EQAC holds a public hearing each year to obtain residents’ input on issues of environmental concern. The council also submits an “Annual Report on the Environment” to the board.
Applications are available from the science department chair, career counselor or principal of public, private and parochial schools in Fairfax County. Interested students also may contact Noel Kaplan, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, at 703-324-1380, TTY 711, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about EQAC and the student member position is available online.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711