Photo Credit: Dan Satterfield, Chief Meteorologist, WBOC TV in Salisbury, MD

Public engagement – among citizens, communities and their leaders, businesses, and non-governmental organizations – is an important asset in designing and implementing climate and energy strategies that are reflective of the values and priorities of citizens. The Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland (CCCoM) is a statewide partnership – involving government agencies (state and local), non-profit organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and community leaders – whose goal is to cultivate public engagement so that Marylanders will be better prepared to participate in decisions about how to limit climate change, transition to clean energy, and prepare for unavoidable consequences of our changing climate.