Central Pines Regional Council to Hold Community Climate Conversations


January 12, 2024

Central Pines Regional Council (CPRC) invites the public to attend Community Climate Conversations, to be held in four locations throughout the region. CPRC was awarded a Climate Pollution Reduction Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a Climate Action Plan for the region. The plan will be developed in two phases: a Priority Climate Action Plan will be completed by February 2024, and the full Climate Action Plan will be prepared by Fall 2025. CPRC will be hosting four identical Community Climate Conversation sessions to engage the community and incorporate community members’ input into the planning process. The counties covered in this grant include: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake.

Community members may attend any of the sessions that are convenient. Sessions will be held at the following dates and locations:

Session 1

Monday, January 22, 2024

4:30 - 7:30 pm

Agriculture & Conference Center

Pittsboro, NC

Register for Session 1

Session 2

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Wendell Community Center

Wendell, NC

Register for Session 2

Session 3

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

4:30 - 7:30 pm

Vance-Granville Com. College

Creedmoor, NC

Register for Session 3

Session 4

Thursday, January 25, 2024

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Museum of Life & Science

Durham, NC

Register for Session 4

“We really want folks to come on out! These meetings will allow us to have a conversation and hear from you—not just to talk about health, air pollution, and climate change, but also to hear what people want to see that our community is doing about these problems. Are there ways to tackle these issues that will also bring other benefits to our area, like money and jobs?” says Emily Barrett, CPRC’s contact for the program.

You can find more information on these sessions HERE. To learn more about the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant, visit our website HERE.

Program Contact:

Emily Barrett

[email protected]

Media Contact:

Beth Davis

[email protected]

About Central Pines Regional Council

(formerly Triangle J Council of Governments)

For more than five decades, Central Pines Regional Council has been educating and empowering local governments through direct assistance, regional planning, and technical expertise. As a resource and support hub for local governments, community members, and partners across Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, and Wake counties, we believe that our region thrives when we come together with a common vision and plan for the future. Our work fosters constructive conversations and drives long-term change in our community to ensure our region is thriving, equitable, connected and resilient.

CPRC Website