We are extremely proud to launch the new redesigned My Green Montgomery! It has been seven years since the creation of the MGM website and we thought it was time for a facelift. The site has a new colorful look, easier navigation, and a structure to focus on sharing the stories that matter – yours!
The act of giving is one of the best traditions of the holiday season. It builds bonds and shows your loved ones how you care for them. Unfortunately, the way we give can also lead to more waste, and more stuff. Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, the amount of waste
Are you looking for a community partner to help you start an environmentally sustainable business? Bethesda Green has solutions for you! The Be Impact initiative and workshops are designed to give your business the tools to benchmark, express, and improve your triple bottom line impact – a framework with three parts: people, planet, profit. At Bethesda
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.
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
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
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
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
“It’s a ‘code orange’ air quality day. Consider keeping the kids inside today.” You may hear these alerts on radio or TV or read them in the newspaper. But what do they mean if you have active kids? The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how
Hello! My name is Jonathan Shay and I am one of the newest interns here at the Department of Environmental Protection for Montgomery County! I am a rising senior at the University of Maryland, pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Technology with a concentration in Ecological Technology Design. A little about myself: I am
My Green Montgomery is a project of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. It is a service to help Montgomery County residents think and live in a way that safeguards and sustains the health of our people, our county, and the planet.