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Your Story: Homeowner navigates the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program

Your Story: Homeowner navigates the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program

Interested in lowering your home’s energy bill?  Take advantage of your utilities’ Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.  If you are new to this program, view our recent blog on the steps to apply. Read Julia Kalloz story below for an in-depth look at the program.    Homeowner Julia Kalloz walked us through her experience… Read More
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From energy audit to energy savings

From energy audit to energy savings

Who doesn’t dread the day the energy bill arrives? For homeowners, the arrival of the energy bill can send blood pressure through the roof, especially if they own an older home or are on a limited income. Thankfully, the state’s EmPOWER Maryland program helps homeowners reduce electricity consumption and save money with the Home Performance… Read More
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Hollywood Branch: A neighborhood stream restored

Hollywood Branch: A neighborhood stream restored

Located on the east side of Colesville, Hollywood Branch is a tributary in the greater Paint Branch Watershed. From 2008 to 2015, more than 4,400 feet of stream were restored by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The cooperative restoration process included input from landowners, Montgomery County Parks (M-NCPPC), and other stakeholders.  … Read More
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Green Business Certification: Developer and caterer on common ground

Green Business Certification: Developer and caterer on common ground

A look at how two fundamentally different companies — Green Plate Catering, which specializes in vegan and vegetarian fare and uses sustainably produced local, seasonal and organic ingredients, and The Maven Group, a real estate and investment services firm that works to develop and redevelop contaminated or “stigmatized” properties – work to minimize their carbon… Read More
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Come to a Screening of Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste

Come to a Screening of Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste

You’re invited to a screening of the documentary Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste at the Bethesda Landmark Theaters. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q & A with local food waste experts. This screening is brought to you by Montgomery County, Bethesda Green and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital…. Read More
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DYK: You can choose your energy supplier in Maryland?

DYK: You can choose your energy supplier in Maryland?

It is very common for Montgomery County residents to think that their only choices for an energy supplier are Pepco, Potomac Edison, or BGE. In reality you have many more options and freedom of choice. The state of Maryland began offering their residents the power to choose their own electricity provider in 1999. With this… Read More
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Local nonprofit organizations receive close to $300,000 in grants for environmental projects

Local nonprofit organizations receive close to $300,000 in grants for environmental projects

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced that $291,000 in grant funding has been awarded to seven organizations to improve water quality and help manage stormwater runoff in Montgomery County. Neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations, and nonprofit organizations received support ranging from $6,000 to $77,000. “The Department of Environmental Protection… Read More
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Restoration Highlight: Valley Park Stormwater Pond.  After 32 years, Damascus’s Valley Park Pond receives a face lift!

Restoration Highlight: Valley Park Stormwater Pond. After 32 years, Damascus’s Valley Park Pond receives a face lift!

The year was 1984, and Damascus, like much of the County was in the midst of a growth spurt. As new residential and commercial buildings in and around the Town Center were being constructed, the County realized that there was a need to control the stormwater runoff and pollution created by all the new development…. Read More
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Green Business Certification Program expands to include farms implementing comprehensive sustainability practices

Green Business Certification Program expands to include farms implementing comprehensive sustainability practices

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced the expansion of the Green Business Certification Program to recognize farm operations certified through the USDA Organic and/or Certified Naturally Grown programs. Certified farms will now be included in the County’s Green Business Directory along with approximately 80 other businesses. The Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary… Read More
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