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GreenFest Gravy: Businesses see benefits too

GreenFest Gravy: Businesses see benefits too
GreenFest is billed as a family-friendly celebration with music, exhibitors, and games focused on engaging and inspiring the public. But at an event of the size and scale of GreenFest, it is not just Montgomery County residents who benefit. Area businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations also take away new knowledge, ideas and partnerships to… Read More

It’s Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week! Take a selfie for the Bay

It’s Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week! Take a selfie for the Bay
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Councilmember Craig Rice proclaimed the first week of June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week in Montgomery County. Residents are encouraged to celebrate by participating in Chesapeake Bay awareness activities or visiting a local waterway. “There are more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams in Montgomery County that flow… Read More

2018 Recycling Recognition Achievement Awards

2018 Recycling Recognition Achievement Awards
As part of Montgomery County’s 19th annual Recycling Awareness Week, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized outstanding achievements in waste reduction, reuse and recycling. County Executive Isiah Leggett was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his personal commitment to reducing waste and recycling, and his vision, advocacy and leadership which have guided the… Read More

Montgomery County homeowners with modest income are invited to apply for upgrades under the Homeowner Energy Efficiency Program

Montgomery County homeowners with modest income are invited to apply for upgrades under the Homeowner Energy Efficiency Program
Montgomery County is launching a Homeowner Energy Efficiency Program to benefit a limited number of qualified residential customers. The program provides improvements to reduce electric bills for homeowners with modest income while also reducing the load on the electric grid. County homeowners of all ages may apply, but applicants age 62 or older will receive… Read More

DOT launches education program on the County’s pedestrian and bikeway infrastructure

DOT launches education program on the County’s pedestrian and bikeway infrastructure
Using a $60,000 grant from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Transportation Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program, MCDOT has developed educational materials to inform travelers about new, safety infrastructure in the County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Areas, such as separated bike lanes, bike boxes, green pavement markings and floating bus stops. The centerpiece is… Read More

The celebrated musical frog of Washington, DC

The celebrated musical frog of Washington, DC
Have you ever found an animal in danger or in a strange place, and weren’t sure what to do? Jessica Jones, Outreach and Education Manager of the Department of Environmental Protection, recently had a unique wildlife encounter that made her question whether she did the right thing. Thankfully, she happens to work with experts who… Read More

CleanChoice Energy and Takoma Park partner for clean energy community campaign

CleanChoice Energy and Takoma Park partner for clean energy community campaign
CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers, has been chosen by the City of Takoma Park to supply residents and businesses with renewable energy on an opt-in basis. The new partnership reflects Takoma Park’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions citywide. Through the partnership, residents and businesses have the opportunity… Read More

Seeking Solar: Homeowners turn to the sun for an energy assist

Seeking Solar: Homeowners turn to the sun for an energy assist
Easier to install than ever, solar power is proving to be a go-to for homeowners looking to reduce electricity costs as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. Solar power is arguably the cleanest and most reliable form of renewable energy available. As a result, many Montgomery County residents are considering it to help power their homes…. Read More

GreenFest 2018 Recap: Inspiration in an urban park

GreenFest 2018 Recap: Inspiration in an urban park
Jesup Blair Local Park in the heart of Silver Spring was the place to be on May 5 for nearly 1000 festival-goers of all ages looking to enjoy eco-friendly exhibits, workshops and performances. GreenFest, the County’s premiere environmental festival, returned down County for its fourth year and focused on inspiring the public to take action… Read More
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