Environmental Quality Advisory Council Seeks High School Student as Member
March 16, 2010
The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) seeks a high school student to serve on the council from July 2010 through June 2011. As an EQAC member, the student will help make decisions and recommendations that impact the county’s environmental policies. Membership is a great opportunity for growth and hands-on education.
High school sophomores and juniors in good standing may apply; home-schooled students also are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by April 30.
EQAC’s chief 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 environmental improvement 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, guidance counselor or principal of each public, private or parochial school in Fairfax County. Interested students also may contact Noel Kaplan, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, at 703-324-1369, TTY 711, or by e-mail. 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