Daily Choices Stories

For Radon Action Month, Test Your Home for Radon

Updated: January 2021 During the month of January, Montgomery County joins a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and renters on the dangers of radon gas

Healthy Home: 7 Smart Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Written by Jacky Xu at Maid Sailors Maid Service, NYC When we hear the word "pollution," the first thing that comes to mind is a

Winter Survival Tips for Families During COVID-19

Written by Jenny Miller at Stop NDD (nature deficit disorder) Living in self-isolation and adjusting to the limitations imposed by the global pandemic can be

How to Safely Apply Salt in the Winter

We are all familiar with the crunch of salt underfoot after a snowstorm in Montgomery County. But where does this salt go after the snow

Plogging Along with The Green Elf of Takoma Park

Perhaps you’ve seen signs along near the trail and parkway intersections about plogging. Have you ever wondered what it is or how to actually do

Climate Change at the Local Level: Protecting Our Watershed

When we think of climate change we often think of melting ice caps, rising sea-levels, extreme weather, and warmer global temperatures. These are the harsh

RainScapes Rewards Program Pausing for a Few Months

We want to thank all that have expressed interest in our RainScapes Rewards program this year. We have received a record number of rebate applications,

Steps to a deeper shade of green

Ann and Murphy Several years ago, one of my friends told me I was the “greenest person she knew!” Although surprised, my “normal” is apparently

Becoming a Beekeeper

How did I get started? I got interested in beekeeping out of a desire to make a small benefit to our yard and neighborhood.  My

Streams of Consciousness: Knowing Where Our Stormwater Goes

Many storm drains in Montgomery County lead straight to streams, which then feed into larger streams and rivers and eventually lead to the Chesapeake Bay.
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