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February 2020

Maple Sugaring Days

February 20
brookside nature center, 1400 Glenallen Ave
Wheaton, MD 20903 United States
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$7

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, you will have the opportunity to experience an American tradition. Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch us boil it down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat. Join in the fun and activities and learn something new at this family-friendly program! Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Program Dates and…

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High Performance Hospitality on the Beltway: Tour Home2Suites Silver Spring

February 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring, 1701 Elton Road
Silver Spring, MD 20903 United States
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Join USGBC-NCR on February 20th for a panel and tour of the new LEED Platinum certified Home2Suites by Hilton in Silver Spring! Experts from the Duffie Companies and HOK will present on how they conceptualized, designed, built and operate a super-efficient hotel right on the Capital Beltway. The Presentation will provide an overview of the sustainable aspects of the project, project challenges, opportunities and future goals. The Duffie Companies will also discuss their Passive House and Zero Net Energy aspirations…

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FeBREWary: Brews and Bulbs

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elder Pine Brewing, 4200 Sundown Rd
Gaithersburg, United States
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It’s FeBREWary – How much energy does it take to brew a barrel of craft beer?  Find out the answer and other energy saving tips at our Brews and Bulbs event. Additionally, residents are encouraged to bring their old incandescent and CFL bulbs to the event to swap them for LED bulbs. You can bring as many bulbs as you like to the event but there is a 3-4 bulb maximum per person for new LEDs. Thursday, February 20, 2020…

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Maple Sugaring Days

February 22
brookside nature center, 1400 Glenallen Ave
Wheaton, MD 20903 United States
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$7

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, you will have the opportunity to experience an American tradition. Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch us boil it down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat. Join in the fun and activities and learn something new at this family-friendly program! Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Program Dates and…

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Montgomery County Master Gardeners 20th Annual Spring Conference: Gardening with 20/20 Vision: Focus on the Future

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, Maryland 20855
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$55 – $60

Our Montgomery County Master Gardeners conference focuses on helping you create and maintain sustainable gardens to enjoy now and for years to come. This day-long event is open to the public and offers multiple presentations by Master Gardeners. Your registration includes a continental breakfast, a delicious bag lunch, raffle prizes, networking with other gardeners, and answers to your gardening questions. Topics include: • Deer and Your Landscape • Wildlife Friendly Gardens - From Balconies to Large Gardens • Vegetable Gardens…

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Maple Sugaring Days

February 23
brookside nature center, 1400 Glenallen Ave
Wheaton, MD 20903 United States
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$7

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, you will have the opportunity to experience an American tradition. Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch us boil it down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat. Join in the fun and activities and learn something new at this family-friendly program! Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Program Dates and…

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Maple Sugaring Days

February 27
brookside nature center, 1400 Glenallen Ave
Wheaton, MD 20903 United States
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$7

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, you will have the opportunity to experience an American tradition. Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch us boil it down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat. Join in the fun and activities and learn something new at this family-friendly program! Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Program Dates and…

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Innovate Lawn Care Conference–Rockville

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This conference has been developed by the UMd Extension to help area turf managers comply with the Montgomery County Pesticide Law. Turf managers, business owners, and researchers will discuss ways of managing insect, weed, and disease problems with biological methods and cultural management. Experts from Ontario, who have operated under similar laws since 2009 will share expertise and how they adapted to change in their industry. Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850, Building II, Ballroom…

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FeBREWary: Brews and Bulbs

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Astro Lab Brewing, 8216 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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It’s FeBREWary – How much energy does it take to brew a barrel of craft beer?  Find out the answer and other energy saving tips at our Brews and Bulbs event. Additionally, residents are encouraged to bring their old incandescent and CFL bulbs to the event to swap them for LED bulbs. You can bring as many bulbs as you like to the event but there is a 3-4 bulb maximum per person for new LEDs. Thursday, February 27, 2020…

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Montgomery County Climate Action Plan Town Hall & Open House

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United Therapeutics, 1110 Spring Street
Silver Spring, 20910 United States
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Come learn about the climate workgroup recommendations to achieve zero emissions in Montgomery County by 2035. We want your input! Montgomery County has declared a climate emergency and set a goal of achieving 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2027, and 100% reduction by 2035. At this town hall and open house, the five community-based climate planning workgroups will present their recommendations for Montgomery County to reduce GHG emissions, build resilience to climate impacts, and support more equitable communities now…

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19th Annual Green Tie Affair

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
District Winery, 385 Water Street SW
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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$75 – $160

You're invited to the post-holiday party and winter fundraiser that brings out everyone in the industry from across the DMV - USGBC National Capital Region's Green Tie Affair! This year’s event will take place on Thursday, February 27, from 6 to 9 pm. By popular demand, we’re returning to District Winery, DC's first operational commercial winery, which is located in DC's lively The Yards waterfront neighborhood. Join 300 of your colleagues for an evening of networking while enjoying beautiful views…

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Sixth Annual Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
University of Maryland, 8278 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742 United States
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$15 – $50

Conducted by the Association of Energy Engineers-National Capital Chapter (AEE NCC) and Leaders in Energy (LE), the theme for the Sixth Annual Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza is “Innovative Trends on Campuses in Clean Energy and Sustainability” including Smart City applications, microgrids, composting/waste, water efficiency, and sustainable transportation.  This event will showcase new ideas, technologies, policies, products, and services. Extravaganza Agenda 11 am – 1:45 pm: Luncheon Panel, Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL): Career Perspectives in Cleantech 2:00 –…

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FeBREWary: Brews and Bulbs

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
True Respite, 7301 Calhoun Pl #600
Derwood, MD 20855 United States
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It’s FeBREWary – How much energy does it take to brew a barrel of craft beer?  Find out the answer and other energy saving tips at our Brews and Bulbs event. Additionally, residents are encouraged to bring their old incandescent and CFL bulbs to the event to swap them for LED bulbs. You can bring as many bulbs as you like to the event but there is a 3-4 bulb maximum per person for new LEDs. LAST CHANCE! Friday, February…

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March 2020

Education for Community Resilience

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm
National Aquarium Animal Care and Rescue Center, 901 E Fayette St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Communities throughout the region are dealing with environmental issues and hazards due to extreme weather events, the impacts of climate change, current and historical injustices as well as other social and environmental changes. Education plays a key role in shaping how social and environmental justice issues, longer-term environmental changes, as well as episodic events, are dealt with through supporting student’s and the general public’s deeper understanding of scientific processes and ways in which human and natural systems interact. This deeper…

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Make Energy Cents + Pay Your Energy Bill Online

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Olney Library, 3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd
Olney, MD 20832
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Senior Planet Montgomery is a partner of Montgomery Energy Connection. They will be providing workshops and lectures throughout the County. This session, Make Energy Cents + Pay Your Energy Bill Online is a lecture and workshop combo. Details: Looking for ways to lower your utility bill and keep money in your pocket? Come to this combined lecture and interactive workshop! The lecture will introduce the new County website, Montgomery Energy Connection your one-stop digital shop for getting tips on managing your energy…

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Montgomery County Stakeholder Meeting for Draft 2018 International Green Construction Code

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Montgomery County is planning to adopt the 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The IgCC is an important tool in the toolbox of solutions to combat the climate emergency. The County plans to ramp up the energy performance of new buildings covered under the IgCC with each code cycle, with a goal of reaching net zero energy buildings by 2030. We are convening a stakeholder meeting to receive feedback on the amendments that the County is considering for adoption.  During…

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Organic Lawn Care Talk–East Rockville Citizen’s Association (open to all)

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about caring for soils and lawns organically! Spring is around the corner, and grass will soon be green and growing. Join us for a talk by Mary Travaglini, our Sustainable Landscapes Manager, to learn about the importance of healthy soils for an organic lawn, and tips for caring for your lawn without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Please register using the link below so you can receive a reminder, but all are welcome even without registration. This event is presented…

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Senior Planet Workshop: Smart Thermostat

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
North Potomac Senior Center, 13850 Travilah Rd
Rockville, Maryland 20850
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Senior Planet Montgomery is a partner of Montgomery Energy Connection. They will be providing workshops and lectures throughout the County. This session about Smart Thermostats is workshop. Details: Looking for ways to lower your utility bill and keep money in your pocket? Come to this interactive workshop! In addition to learning more about the new Montgomery Energy Connection website, your one-stop digital shop for getting tips on managing your energy usage so you can keep more money in your pocket…

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Senior Planet Workshop: Thermal Cameras

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
White Oak Senior Center, 1700 April Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
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Senior Planet Montgomery is a partner of Montgomery Energy Connection. They will be providing workshops and lectures throughout the County. This session is about Thermal Cameras, which you can borrow from the libraries. Thermal cameras allow you to inspect your home with infrared technology using your smartphone. Find insulation, heating and water problems around your home using the phone attachment with the FLIR ONE app. Available for both Apple and Android devices. Android devices come with a USB adapter for…

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Organic Lawn Care Talk–Chevy Chase Village Hall

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about caring for soils and lawns organically! Spring is here, and grass should be green and growing. Join us for a talk by Mary Travaglini, our Sustainable Landscapes Manager, to learn about the importance of healthy soils for an organic lawn, and tips for caring for your lawn without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Please register using the link below so you can receive a reminder, but all are welcome even without registration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organic-lawn-care-talk-chevy-chase-village-hall-tickets-94167358103 March 12th, 7:30pm, Chevy Chase Village…

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