Waste Reduction Stories

Become more environmentally friendly this holiday season!

If you asked me what my priorities are for this holiday season, chances are high that my answer would include being productive, staying healthy, and

Art and the environment: Student brings awareness to litter

Dana Hollister, a student at the University of Maryland, recently created an art installation that brings awareness to the issue of trash and littering. Read

Sustainability in Montgomery County Annual Report

For the 2nd year, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Sustainability has released a report outlining sustainability efforts for the past year

Join DEP in celebrating Earth Month!

Each year, in honor of Earth Day, April 22, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosts, and participates in, an array of activities

Silver Spring Civic Building brings community engagement to sustainability

A civic building is more than just a place to hold meetings. In Silver Spring, it means a chance to demonstrate values and sustainable living.

Trash into treasure: Recycling made fun

Family & Nursing Care’s recycling program has always included recycling those items required by Montgomery County, but we want to make an impact beyond what

The EPA Administrator is coming to GreenFest!

The 2nd annual Montgomery County GreenFest is fast approaching (only 2 months away!), and the schedule is being rolled out online.  The biggest scheduling news

DEP helps residents reduce waste and litter by offering free reusable bags

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds residents to bring reusable bags when holiday shopping to help reduce waste and litter in the community. Reusable

Our Trash Trawl discovery: Inspiration and hope

On a recent Saturday, I went out on the Chesapeake Bay with my 15 year old daughter, Lillian, for a “trash trawl,” gathering water samples

Do your food venues donate food? Look for the green sticker

Have you ever wondered about what your favorite restaurant, farmer, grocer, or caterer does with their leftover food? Some donate it to those in need.
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