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Announcing the 2018 Energy Express schedule!

Announcing the 2018 Energy Express schedule!

Energy Express was such a success last year, that we’re returning in 2018 with a brand new program! This year, we’ll be at 18 libraries in June and July with an educational activity focused on electricity and conserving energy. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection hosts Energy Express in partnership with Montgomery County Public… Read More
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Blue Spotlight On: The Anacostia Watershed

Blue Spotlight On: The Anacostia Watershed

This is the first in an upcoming series where we put the “Blue Spotlight” on a local watershed. You’ll get a quick look at this watershed and some of the challenges and opportunities to keep it healthy. About the Anacostia Watershed The 176 square mile Anacostia watershed spans Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and the… Read More
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Check out Episode 10 of My Green Montgomery TV!

Check out Episode 10 of My Green Montgomery TV!

In this episode of My Green Montgomery, hosted by Susan Stark, DEP expands its ability to recycle, the Department of General Services adds new electric vehicles to its fleet and installs solar panels for energy independence, and we visit a local Montgomery County Public School that installed a rain garden.    
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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