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Two years of the Residential Energy Program!

Two years of the Residential Energy Program!
  Watt’s Up with Montgomery County’s Residential Energy Program? In 2016, the Residential Energy Program launched. After 2 years, it is well on its way to energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions! 14,237 residents engaged 229 events, including: 25+ congregations 21 libraries 16 senior centers 4 regional service centers 10+ schools 10 MANNA food distribution… Read More

Joining the B Corp movement

Joining the B Corp movement
Are you looking for a community partner to help you start an environmentally sustainable business? Bethesda Green has solutions for you! The Be Impact initiative and workshops are designed to give your business the tools to benchmark, express, and improve your triple bottom line impact – a framework with three parts: people, planet, profit. At Bethesda… Read More

How to recycle clothes, shoes, and other textiles

How to recycle clothes, shoes, and other textiles
Winter is coming….and that means pulling out your cold weather clothes from under the bed or the back of your closet.  As you decide what to keep or throw in your wardrobe, we recommend not just disposing your old clothes into the trash.  There are other things you can do with your textiles that will… Read More

Celebrate Community Food Rescue Week!

Celebrate Community Food Rescue Week!
Join Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue Network for the first-ever Montgomery County Community Food Rescue Week, October 13-20. Fun and informational events throughout the week will educate the public about what we can all do to tackle food waste and hunger in the county. There are many ways to get involved to help amplify… Read More

Register for the fall rain garden + conservation landscaping class!

Register for the fall rain garden + conservation landscaping class!
The RainScapes program offers low-cost trainings to residents of Montgomery County, MD who are interested in using their property to improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife.  These are extremely popular, so don’t miss out!   Stormwater Solutions: Conservation Landscapes and Rain Gardens Workshop Workshop Dates and Times: Wednesday, October 10, 4pm – 7pm (Course… Read More

Lands Green, Waters Clean: Butterfly and Bay Friendly Garden Tour

Lands Green, Waters Clean: Butterfly and Bay Friendly Garden Tour
This free self-guided tour is open to anyone interested in seeing what butterfly and Bay-friendly gardening looks like. The tour features the Woodland Hills Home Owners Association, The City of Gaithersburg Constitution Park, a private home, Epworth Church, and Pleasant View Historic Site. Each of these sites adds something unique to the tour and each… Read More

MCPS Students: Develop your P.O.W.E.R. to make a difference!

MCPS Students: Develop your P.O.W.E.R. to make a difference!
If you’re a high school student in  Montgomery County Public Schools, you’re eligible to participate in the P.O.W.E.R. Program! Through this program. you’ll learn how to share valuable information with Montgomery County residents about energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy opportunities available to them. Why become a P.O.W.E.R. student? Earn SSL Hours Use this program… Read More

Meet a local green farmer: Chocolates and Tomatoes and Red Wiggler

Meet a local green farmer: Chocolates and Tomatoes and Red Wiggler
The Montgomery County Green Business Certification program recently expanded to include sustainable farms.  Currently, there are 11 farms certified, including a flower farm, a nursery, and a hydroponic microgreen operation.  Below are the stories of 2 of the certified farms.

Plastic Bags: Do’s and Don’ts

Plastic Bags: Do’s and Don’ts
Single use plastic bags can impact streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, and forests and the wildlife that inhabit them. To reduce the impacts of plastic bags, follow the three R’s: Reduce the Use of Plastic Bags To reduce plastic bag consumption – always remember to bring your reusable bag when shopping. As an added benefit, you… Read More
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