Daily Choices Stories

Montgomery County Celebrates Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week 2019

Adapted from Joan Smedinghoff's original article, "All of us have a hand in restoring the Bay," published on May 30, 2019. Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

Pike & Rose: A Sustainable Neighborhood in North Bethesda

Long gone is the Toys R Us with its sprawling parking lot and scattered shopping carts. In its place is a modern-day paradise, complete with

Meet Charlotte Aitken, DEP Team Energy’s Summer Intern

Sparking an Interest  I have always been a problem solver. In elementary school, I mediated arguments between my classmates; middle school taught me to problem-solve

Common utility billing questions for new solar homeowners

This article was originally published in December 2016 by Ben Delman with Solar United Neighbors -- which is still relevant today, especially if you’re participating in Montgomery

2019 Storm Drain Art Contest Winners Announced!

2019 Storm Drain Art contest winners  Artist: Meera Barochia; Entry Title: Save the Bay; Category: Environment and Youth (for ages 16 and under only)   Artist:

Celebrating the Army’s 49th commemoration of Earth Day in Adelphi

The United States Army Garrison Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC) is an active 207-acre U.S. Army research and development facility located in Adelphi, Maryland and is

Walking the Talk: An Interview with DEP’s Green Team Member, Barbara Fonseca

Environmental stewardship is central to Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection's mission.  Recognizing that our individual actions have a large collective impact, we each pledge

Earth Month 2019

This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the

Naturepedic becomes first Global Organic Textile Standard certified company recognized by the County

When environmental engineer Barry Cik went to a baby store to buy a crib mattress for his first grandchild in 2003, he was concerned by

Team Green Tea's Goal: "Spill the Tea" about Food Waste

Team Green Tea's Journey down the memory lane It all started during the summer of 2018 with a visit to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. 
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