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Getting rid of your lawn? Follow our plan for a beautiful garden AND happy neighbors
Getting rid of your lawn? Follow our plan for a beautiful garden AND happy neighbors

Making the switch to less lawn requires prep work. You can’t let the lawn go wild on its own, because it may not attract pollinators, and it certainly won’t make your neighbors happy! A lawn won’t spontaneously turn into a garden or...

DEP and Safeway want you to “Lighten Your Load”
DEP and Safeway want you to “Lighten Your Load”

This summer, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Safeway stores are partnering to help save shoppers energy and money on their lighting with “Lighten Your Load” events. On select days at Safeway locations, bring old...

Trying to be rational in an irrational world
Trying to be rational in an irrational world

Think about the last time you went looking for a new car. What did you look for? You probably started with your needs for the vehicle and the style of the car you wanted. You then considered the miles per gallon (mpg) of the car, looked up the crash test...

Takoma Park’s Gina Mathias is always up for a challenge
Takoma Park’s Gina Mathias is always up for a challenge

At DEP, we truly believe that our partners are key to making Montgomery County as green as it can be. This “Partners in Energy” series profiles a local leader, advocate, or trailblazer who is dedicated to improving energy efficiency and helping the county...

Show your air conditioner a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Show your air conditioner a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Failed air conditioning on a scorching day can turn summer bliss into a sweaty nightmare.  Here are do-it-at-home tips that may help lower your utility bill, save energy and avoid costly repairs.   Replace dirty clogged filters Dirty filters block...

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July 24, 2018
  • Energy Express at Marilyn Praisner Library

    July 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866, USA

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  • Energy Express at Long Branch Library

    July 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901, USA

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July 25, 2018
  • Building Optimization and Demand Management: Reducing Energy Use and Costs at Commercial Buildings

    July 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
    Haworth Showroom, 600 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 200 Washington , DC 20001

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July 26, 2018
  • Energy Express at Maggie Nightingale Library

    July 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Maggie Nightingale Library, 19633 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA

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  • Energy Express at Silver Spring Library

    July 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

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  • Green Drinks

    July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin St, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

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July 27, 2018
  • Foodie Fridays: Aquaponic Farms

    July 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

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July 28, 2018
  • 29th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale

    July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    Locations Vary

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July 29, 2018
  • 29th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale

    July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    Locations Vary

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July 31, 2018
  • Energy Express at Quince Orchard Library

    July 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

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  • Energy Express at Olney Library

    July 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Olney Library, 3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

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  • USGBC-NCR Green Affordable Multifamily Construction Educational Panel

    July 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    DC Sustainable Energy Utility, 80 M St SE #310, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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August 2, 2018
  • USGBC-NCR Nationals Park Tour & Baseball Game

    August 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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August 10, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 11, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 12, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 13, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 14, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 15, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 16, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 17, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 18, 2018
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

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August 21, 2018
  • Nationals vs. Phillies Green Slam Night

    August 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - August 22, 2018 @ 12:30 am
    Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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August 22, 2018
  • Nationals vs. Phillies Green Slam Night

    August 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - August 22, 2018 @ 12:30 am
    Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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