It’s good to have friends in high places. That is one of the keys to the green upgrades happening at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda. Most recently, those upgrades have included about 2,800 feet of new conservation landscaping. These new areas are serving as natural filters for runoff from nearby lawns and roads, and
Many congregations pride themselves on keeping fastidious lawns. Not a weed in sight. But is that really a good thing? Sure, it can be visually appealing. So, too, can special gardens and landscaping projects that have the added benefit of reducing stormwater runoff, providing rest stops for butterflies, and creating beautiful outdoor gathering spaces. That
Today, July 20th has been designated a Code Orange air quality day. This means that sensitive populations, including seniors, those with asthma and other respiratory conditions, those with heart conditions and the very young should limit physical activity outdoors. What is the Air Quality Index (AQI)? The AQI is EPA’s tool for communicating air
Installing a heat pump can be a great energy efficient option when replacing an HVAC system and can save you money when combined with incentives. Read about one Silver Spring resident’s decision to purchase a heat pump and learn how it’s saving him money.
Are you interested in using solar energy, but can’t install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your property? Have you heard about community solar and want to know what all the buzz is about? Look no further! Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection heard your frequently asked questions and is here to help demystify Maryland’s
Summer is here, with promises of long sun-filled days and air conditioning to cool those humid heat waves. Just make sure that A/C unit is operating efficiently! As the new Energy Program Manager for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), I’m bringing my passion for smart and efficient use of our energy resources to Montgomery County. I
Summer is a time to be outdoors with the family enjoying the weather, nature and community. No one wants to ruin their summer with a trip to the hospital or being cooped up inside recovering from an accident. That’s why Montgomery County launched the Summer of Safety. It is an educational campaign online, and on
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.