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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

Celebrate October as Energy Action Month with DEP!

Celebrate October as Energy Action Month with DEP!
We’re celebrating October as “Energy Action Month” with programs and events that can help residents and businesses save energy and money. Books and Bulbs Events at Libraries Books and Bulbs are free events where County residents bring their old, inefficient light bulbs and trade them for free for up to 3 LED bulbs, a kids’… Read More

Update: The domestic plastic recyclables market

Update: The domestic plastic recyclables market
We understand that you have questions about how plastic recyclables are impacted by changes in the commodities markets. Recent import restrictions imposed by China resulted in a dramatic decrease of prices for commodities, but the domestic plastic market remains strong. Montgomery County’s plastics are sold on the domestic recycling market to a variety of vendors…. Read More
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