Irvine’s Green Ribbon Environmental Committee seeks to increase public participation in energy conservation and sustainable practices, helping the City serve the community through advancing environmental policy initiatives and programs. The Committee is supported by the Public Works Department. Comprised of 10 members, the committee is an advisory body to the City Council and provides advice on sustainability policies related to energy, recycling and waste management, mobility, open space and water issues.
For some time, Irvine’s Green Ribbon Committee has been dormant because there were not sufficient members to constitute a quorum. One of my goals in joining the Irvine City Council was to get this important committee going again. Working with Irvine’s mayor, Donald Wagner, we were able to bring the committee back to functioning strength. The first meeting of the newly reconstituted Green Ribbon Environmental Committee will be tonight, Tues., May 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the Conference and Training Center inside of the Irvine Civic Center (City Hall).
Below is an invitation to attend tonight’s committee meeting from Krishna Hammond, my Green Ribbon Environmental Committee appointee. Krishna is a professional chemist and is passionate about protecting, improving, and conserving our environment, He is a native of San Diego and a resident of Irvine. Krishna holds a degree in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I feel very fortunate that he has agreed to serve on the committee. I am also a member of the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee and, like Krishna, I hope you’ll able to join us this evening. All Irvine committee and commission meeting are open to the public.
Join Me at Tonight’s Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee Meeting!
by Krishna Hammond
Hi everyone! I am lucky enough to be a committee member on the Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee! This is an official advisory committee, which means we can make direct recommendations (which are submitted into the public record) to the Irvine City Council! We work on issues related to energy, recycling and waste, mobility, open space, and water issues.
The committee is having it’s first meeting tomorrow, May 16th, at 4:30 p.m. at the Conference and Training Center inside of the Irvine Civic Center. We meet about four times a year, so catch us while you can!
I encourage you all to attend! The meetings are open to the public, and there will be a period for public comment. If you have concerns or want to submit your ideas for improving our city, please don’t hesitate to drop by.
The more people there, the merrier!
Again, the meeting is at 4:30 p.m. at the Conference and Training Center inside the Irvine Civic Center.
You can read our agenda here.
Hope to see you there!