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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: Chocolate and Tomatoes and Red Wiggler

Meet a local green farmer: Chocolate 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

Saving energy and taxpayer dollars through continuous improvement of County operations

Saving energy and taxpayer dollars through continuous improvement of County operations
Montgomery County’s Department of General Services (DGS) often works behind the scenes to ensure that the County is operating efficiently, both in terms of cost and utilities, through innovative programs and processes. Improving performance through continuous improvement In 2018, DGS launched their Continuous Energy Improvement Program. This Program is exactly what it sounds like –… Read More

Blue Spotlight On: The Muddy Branch Watershed

Blue Spotlight On: The Muddy Branch Watershed
DEP’s Blue Spotlight On series is a new feature for residents to learn about the County’s local watersheds.This is the second blog in the Blue Spotlight On series (check out our spotlight on the Anacostia River).  Today’s highlighted watershed: Muddy Branch!   About Muddy Branch The Muddy Branch watershed is one of the smaller watersheds… Read More

Buying green electricity for your home

Buying green electricity for your home
An important way to combat global warming is to switch our electricity supply to “green” electricity (generated from wind- and solar-powered sources, both of which do not emit carbon dioxide). Electricity generation is the single largest source of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.  Electricity sold by Pepco in Maryland in 2017 was generated mostly by coal… Read More

The Legacy Project: Our lives of consumption and waste

The Legacy Project: Our lives of consumption and waste
This short film documents some of the behind the scenes process of UpRooted Dance’s “The Legacy Project- Our Lives of Consumption and Waste.” The project was initially presented at the Montgomery County GreenFest on May 5th, 2018 in Silver Spring MD at the Jesup Blair Local Park. UpRooted Dance is seeking more opportunities and spaces… Read More

Yard care tips for the fall

Yard care tips for the fall
Fall is one of the best times to improve your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden. The basic maintenance you do during this “second spring” will pay off in healthier growth and fewer problems next year.   Mulch Your Trees Now is the time to add a layer of mulch around your trees. In the winter,… Read More

Join us for Books and Bulbs at your local library

Join us for Books and Bulbs at your local library
October is National Energy Action Month and we’re celebrating by hosting 6 Books and Bulbs events at libraries across the County. Books and Bulbs is a free event where County residents bring their old lightbulbs and swap them for up to 3 LEDs and a reusable bag. Collect your old incandescent or CFL light bulbs… Read More
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