My Green Montgomery’s top 5 stories of 2017

Llama at a Montgomery County Farm
December 28, 2017
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We dove into the performance data of the My Green Montgomery website and found our top 5 most read stories of 2017.

What was your favorite MGM story of 2017?  Tweet us at @mygreenmc.


5. Montgomery County Declares “We’re Still In” on Paris Agreement

On June 5th, County Executive Ike Leggett joined more than 1,000 U.S. governors, county executives, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities in declaring their support for U.S. leadership in reducing carbon emissions. Read the rest of the article.


County leaders at the Correctional Facility solar panel unveiling

County Executive Leggett, and Councilmembers Ehlrich and Berliner at the Energy Independence event.

4. Meet One Montgomery Green

One Montgomery Green (OMG) is the successor organization resulting from the merger between GreenWheaton Inc. and Silver Spring Green. Its mission is to bring together diverse perspectives from businesses, residents and government to catalyze the transition to a sustainable economy, facilitate environmental responsibility among all three sectors and increase the quality of life for all Montgomery County residents. Read the rest of the article. 


3. The Montgomery County Farm Tour brings agriculture home

For the 28th consecutive year, the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture gave County residents a firsthand look at the beauty, value, prevalence and importance of the many farms that exist right in their midst. Read the full article. 

Vegetables at a farm stand


2. Too Good to Be True: Know your consumer rights about solar energy

Although the nature of problems and complaints varies widely, in a nutshell, installing solar can be an intricate exercise, even in cases where it’s purportedly simple. Falling technology prices have helped lead to virtual land rushes of investment in solar. Accessible solar energy is a good thing for the planet, and for consumers who can get a better deal on monthly energy bills. Read the full article. 

1. Energy and net-zero projects at United Therapeutics in Silver Spring

Over the years, the company’s Silver Spring campus has expanded from a single building into a 200,000-sq. ft. facility. But, in keeping with the company’s mission of saving lives, that growth has been designed with the health of the planet in mind as per the insistence of the company chairman and CEO, Dr. Rothblatt. Read the full article.

Aerial of the United Therapeutics solar panels by DC Air Photos

Aerial of the United Therapeutics solar panels by DC Air Photos


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