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January 2022

Understanding Energy Choice

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online United States

Did you know that as a Maryland resident, you have the option to choose who supplies your electricity? Maryland is an energy choice state where customers can choose their electricity and natural gas providers. During this presentation, we will talk about energy choice as well as offer tips for identifying utility scams. We’ll also discuss ways to lower your bill without switching suppliers. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513

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February 2022

Ask An EV Owner

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day 1 of the month, repeating until Wednesday, December 7, 2022

On the 1st Wednesday of the every month join EVADC for our on-line Ask An EV Owner event.  Are you shopping for an EV?  Do you have questions about your new EV? Or are you just curious about EVs?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this event is for you. Time: 7:30PM to 8:30PM Register here:  https://evadc.wildapricot.org/Ask  If you need the Zoom client see the links below. Download Zoom client: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting Test Meeting: https://zoom.us/test

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Maryland Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act Zoom Session

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Town of Chevy Chase's Climate & Environment Committee is hosting a Zoom webinar on February 3, 2022 from 6:30-8:00PM to provide Town residents and other nearby communities and organizations with information about the Maryland Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act, a bill that has been pre-filed for the 2022 Maryland legislative session.   Representatives from Climate XChange will update us on this important bill.  The Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act plans for our already changing climate by placing an…

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Going from a Green Home to a Smart Home

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online United States

Want to make your home as energy efficient as possible? Not sure what the difference is between a “green” home and a “smart” home? During this presentation you will learn about what makes a home “green” and how smart technology can help make your home more energy efficient. We’ll also discuss steps you can take to make your own home greener and offer examples of the smart technology that can help. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:…

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Make Energy Cents

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online United States

Looking for ways to lower your utility bill and keep money in your pocket? Montgomery Energy Connection can help! This lecture will introduce the new County website, www.MontgomeryEnergyConnection.org. It brings together trusted information and helpful solutions for managing and lowering your energy usage and costs. You’ll learn how to use the site for finding energy-saving programs, exploring energy-efficient technology, and getting help understanding your utility bill. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513

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Interested in Kicking Gas? Hear First Hand From an EV Owner and Advocate

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In recent years Electric Vehicles, or (EVS) have risen in popularity. Curious what are the benefits of driving an EV? Want to make the switch, but want to know more? All Senior Planet participants are invited to join us online and hear from Joyce Breiner, the Executive Director, and Co-Founder of Poolesville Green to hear more about EVs. The event will go the top reasons to make the transition to an electric vehicle, and the biggest challenges of driving an…

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Montgomery County Stream Restoration Webinar Series

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join DEP for a 4 part series to discuss stream restoration and various aspects of the County’s restoration program, the techniques used in practice, and future planning efforts. Session #3 of the series will discuss stream restoration techniques used in Montgomery County along with alternative perspectives and continued discussion on topics raised at the listening session on Nov. 17th. The session will be recorded, and a summary will be provided to attendees.

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GreenScapes Symposium

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online United States
$45 – $2022

Join us for a fascinating day of presentations highlighting design strategies that make it easier and more effective to integrate native plants into a variety of landscapes. Gardening for wildlife and designing landscapes that mimic nature are being embraced by homeowners and design professionals alike. But leveraging native plants for specific environments and design outcomes can often be challenging. Obstacles can range from tough site conditions to urban gardens with limited space for creating beneficial ecosystems. How can we protect…

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Smart Thermostats

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online United States

Interested in lowering your heating and cooling bills? Programmable and smart thermostats could be the answer! Learn about the benefits of installing a programmable or smart thermostat as well as incentives like rebates through the Empower Maryland program. Additionally, you’ll learn how smart thermostats can be integrated into your smart home and controlled through apps and smart home hubs like Alexa Google Home. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513

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Tech & Energy

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Curious about which household appliances use the most energy and what you can do to reduce your energy use? In this lecture, you’ll learn about the top energy users in the home and what you can do to spend less money on energy. We’ll discuss kill-a-watt meters, which tell you how much energy a device is using even when it’s shut off, and thermal energy cameras, which help you identify missing insulation in your home. You’ll also learn how internet-connected…

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Exploring Nuclear Energy with Hands-On Activities

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ever wonder what happens inside a nuclear reaction?  Join us for a fun, hands-on, interactive session where we’ll delve into the chemistry of nuclear energy, learn about how a nuclear power plant operates, and how nuclear technology is used outside the energy field.  Explore the concepts of radioactive decay, atomic mass, stable and unstable isotopes, and calculate your personal radiation dose. All attendees will receive hands-on materials for the session in advance. Register by February 7th! Register Now! BGE Participants must be…

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March 2022

NOAA Winter Workshop Series: EXTREME WEATHER AND RESILIENCE

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 3, 2022, 1–4 p.m. EST, "Extreme Weather and Catastrophic Events: Preparing for and Bouncing Back Better" will share information about these events, the responses to them, and models for integrating this work into environmental literacy programming.

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Lighting & Smart Bulbs

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can help lower your utility bill. Additionally, we’ll explore the benefits of smart bulbs and smart lighting and how they can be controlled through apps and smart home hubs like Alexa and Google Home. Click or…

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Montgomery County Stream Restoration Webinar Series

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

DEP's 4 part series on stream restoration concludes in this session and will provide a recap of the webinar series including a discussion on what future planning efforts will be and what success may look like moving forward. The session will be recorded, and a summary will be provided to attendees.

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Online Bill Pay

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Never write a check to your utility company again! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to set up an online account with your utility company and explore its many advantages, including automatic bill pay and paying with a credit card or from your bank account. You’ll also learn how to better understand your bill using the color charts and graphs that show your energy usage. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513

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Stop Losing Money on Your Utility Bill

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

What’s the cheapest form of energy? It’s the energy we don’t use! During this presentation, we will discuss the two main ways to keep money in your pocket. We will cover the difference between conservation and efficiency and the benefits of using less energy, plus some of the most efficient ways to do it. You’ll leave this presentation with helpful tips and advice to keep you from wasting your money. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

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Go Electric! Energy savings, leaf blowers, electric cars, and more!

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 19th 10am-4pm, Montgomery College, Campus Drive, Rockville Curious about electric leaf blowers and mowers? Interested in an electric car or solar panels for your property? Come to our Go Electric event and learn more! Recycle gas yard equipment and small appliances for free Learn about special March discounts and rebates on electric leaf blowers at ACE stores in Montgomery County Check out a Ride On electric bus--bring the kids! Exchange old lightbulbs for up to 3 free LEDs See…

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April 2022

2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit

April 5 - April 6
Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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Save the date for the In-Person 2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit: April 5-6, 2022 For the past eight years and counting, the Summit has annually offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related topics pertinent to commercial, multifamily, and residential projects in Montgomery County. Our target audience includes building owners, property managers, developers, energy contractors, and other sustainability professionals working in Montgomery County and the larger DMV area. This event typically…

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GreenFest

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen
Wheaton, MD 20902 United States
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GreenFest 2022 Brookside Gardens - Wheaton, MD GreenFest will take place Saturday, April 23, 2022 11 am - 5 pm at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. GreenFest is the premier environmental festival in Montgomery County, MD. A free event, GreenFest is a chance for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and neighbors, to come together, share ideas and learn. Plus GreenFest has tons of fun activities for the whole family. Follow us on social #MCGreenFest

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