Looking for fun activities for your kids? Or how about a new wildlife documentary film screening? Or maybe, a workshop on gardening or bike repair? Our calendar features upcoming community events for those who enjoy a mix of outdoors, activism, creativity, and learning.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s annual holiday party will take place virtually on December 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Adriana Hochberg, Climate Change Coordinator and Assistant Administrative Office in the Office of County Executive will present the draft Montgomery County Climate Action Plan. For the past few years, OMG has joined in support of local nonprofits during the holiday season to come together for drinks, celebration and giving. This year, OMG is supporting the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Angels for Children 2020 Toy Drive for the holiday season. Additionally, it will give the attendees a first glance at the upcoming 2021 resiliency initiatives and activities coming to OMG. Tickets: https://omggreensdrinksholiday2020.eventbrite.com
“We are thrilled to announce that Adriana and members of the Climate Planning Team will present the draft Climate Action Plan to build a healthy, equitable, and resilient community.”
~ Wendy Howard, Executive Director, OMG
The Climate Action Plan is Montgomery County’s strategic plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. The Climate Action Plan also details the effects of a changing climate on Montgomery County and includes strategies to reduce climate-related risk to the County’s residents, businesses, and the built and natural environment
OMG will also introduce its Climate Resilience Project launching in 2021 due in part from a generous donation from Pepco’s Sustainable Communities Grant Program. Pepco, along with their program administrator, Rock Creek Conservancy, launched the Sustainable Communities Grant Program, providing $125,000 in grants annually to fund open space and environmental projects and resiliency projects across Pepco’s District of Columbia and Maryland service area. OMG was one of 10 local municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofits to receive grant funding. With this funding, OMG has launched its Climate Resilience project to engage and educate at-risk underserved communities in Wheaton and Silver Spring on climate change vulnerabilities, resilience, adaptation, and environmental justice.
To donate online to the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Angels for Children 2020 Toy Drive, go to: https://wkchamber.org/events/toy-drive.
About One Montgomery Green:
One Montgomery Green is a 50a (c) (3), nonprofit organization located in Montgomery County MD dedicated to engaging the community in education and outreach that promotes sustainable communities with a “visibly green” and healthy environmental footprint. OMG leads numerous community events including stream cleanups, native plantings, invasive plant removal, paper shredding and electronic recycling events, webinars and more.