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Montgomery County receives a $1,000,000 grant for watershed restoration projects

Montgomery County receives a $1,000,000 grant for watershed restoration projects
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently awarded the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection a $1,000,000 Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund grant for two restoration projects in the Anacostia watershed. The funding will help DEP complete two important water quality improvement projects in the watershed: the Greencastle Lakes Stormwater Pond Retrofit… Read More

Take the “Aiming for Zero Waste” survey and attend a local event

Take the “Aiming for Zero Waste” survey and attend a local event
Montgomery County is a leader in solid waste management in the nation. While the County has achieved an overall recycling rate of 55 percent and a waste diversion rate of 60 percent (residential and business), we are always looking for ways to increase our recycling achievements. We are looking for your input on how to do… Read More

Community Solar is now available for Marylanders

Community Solar is now available for Marylanders
Montgomery County residents finally have the chance to take part in the new Maryland community solar program and be part of the newest, most innovative solar industry development. Community solar was initially authorized by legislation in 2015, and it took several years for projects to become available. It’s a great way for people to support… Read More

Our top tips for a green back-to-school season

Our top tips for a green back-to-school season
Summer is almost over, and that means one thing — the non-stop back to school ads with dancing kids and the message to shop, shop, shop for the school year. If you’re like me, and trying to minimize your environmental footprint, this time of year can be very stressful. Did you know that the National… Read More

Putting the ART back in partnership

Putting the ART back in partnership
National Park Service and Montgomery County sign new 10-year agreement for shared management of Glen Echo Park. Glen Echo Park, famous for its carousel, Spanish ballroom, arts programs and Civil Rights history, will be managed cooperatively by the National Park Service (NPS) and Montgomery County for the next 10 years. This successful local-federal partnership benefits… Read More

MCDOT sponsors free PARK(ing) Day celebration

MCDOT sponsors free PARK(ing) Day celebration
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is encouraging artists, planners, businesses, organizations, groups, and individuals to participate in International PARK(ing) Day on September 21 by temporarily transforming a metered parking space in Silver Spring or Bethesda into a fun, parklike spot. Participants are encouraged to creatively reimagine the urban landscape for a day. See… Read More

Join DEP at the 2018 County Fair!

Join DEP at the 2018 County Fair!
We love the County Fair! From the animals to the rides and carnival games, it’s one of our favorite times of year. (And don’t get us started on the food.) But the main reason the Department of Environmental Protection loves the County Fair is that it gives us the opportunity to engage and talk with… Read More

Sustainability is not an “add-on” at CNSI

Sustainability is not an “add-on” at CNSI
For CNSI, a Rockville-based health information technology company, environmental sustainability is central to its corporate culture and work ethic. Importantly, their Green Business Certification is not viewed as a distinct add-on to the company’s strategic objectives. Rather, their environmental efforts are rooted in an integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) framework which focuses on doing the… Read More
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