Community Calendar

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.

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Harvest Festival – Light Up the Night

Church of the Redeemer 19425 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD, United States

Looking for a fun, family friendly fall activity? Harvest Festival presents - Light Up the Night is for you! As you drive through our Gaithersburg location, you’ll be amazed by a fall light display and decorations. Your kids will be thrilled to see all their favourite characters, entertainers, and of course, get lots of candy!

Free

đź’ˇLight Bulb Exchange

Olney Antique Village 16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD, United States

The Olney Antique Village Event with Lightbulb Exchange! If you want some really cool items that will enhance your living space, we encourage you to come to the Olney Antique Village on November 5 from 10am – 4pm for the Vintage Market event and exchange your high energy use light bulbs for up to 3

Free

Energy Efficiency Requirements and Opportunities for Common Ownership Communities

Join the Green Bank, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, and the Office of Common Ownership Communities for a webinar on energy efficiency requirements and opportunities for common ownership communities. We will cover requirements and timelines in the law, present resources to help with reporting and compliance, and share incentives and programs that common-ownership communities

“We Took The Risk” Book Release D.C. Cocktail Reception

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) 1425 K Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, United States

Join us at SEIA for a cocktail reception and celebration of Tom Weirichs book about renewable energy entrepreneurs, We Took the Risk. We look forward to celebrating the upcoming release with you!

Free

Home Sweet Ohm

Online Online, Online, United States

Join us for an interactive panel discussion about the benefits of aging in place and keeping your energy bills low. All Senior Planet participants are invited to bring your questions to an online panel led by Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager from Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Environmental Protection and featuring Gail Lucas, manager

Free

Melting Glaciers, Rising Seas

Online Online, Online, United States

Did you know that if the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica melts entirely, the world could experience a 10-foot rise in sea levels? Join us for a program with geosciences professor Dr. Richard Alley to learn how glaciers move and melt and what the loss of Thwaites will mean for coastal areas around the world, including

Free

Understanding Energy Choice

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

Free

Going from a Green Home to a Smart Home

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

Free

Clarksburg Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting

22705 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871 22705 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg, MD, United States

DEP will be handing out reusable bags and holding a light bulb exchange at this event.

Free

Westfield Wheaton Holiday Event

Westfield Wheaton 11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD, United States

DEP will be handing out reusable bags and holding a light bulb exchange at this event.

Free

Wheaton Holiday Market

Marian Fryer Town Plaza 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD, United States

Join Impact Silver Spring in celebration of the holidays and their small business training programs by participating in this Holiday Market where local entrepreneurs will sell their artisan gifts. Just in time for the holidays! Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will have an information table along with a lightbulb exchange.

Community Solar in Maryland – How Does it Work?

Maryland has a robust Community Solar program, but what does that mean and how does it work? Join representatives from Ampion Renewable Energy to learn everything you need to know about Community Solar. Register here: https://ampion-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwof-ivqzgrG9we6epaFmdQ-gA-njDRdLY3  

Event Series Ask An EV Owner

Ask An EV Owner

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: 

Event Series Environmental Fridays

Environmental Fridays

ENVIRONMENTAL FRIDAYS GUEST LECTURE SERIES Seeks to: Inspire and immerse, educate and engage the next generation of youth in environmental concerns, Promote evidence-based, socially responsible critical thinking about the environment and sustainability, Create awareness around environmental justice challenges, problems, and issues, Supplement core science classes and content with real-world, environment-based examples and applications, Provide career information

Smart Themostats

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

Free

Wheaton Holiday Market

Marian Fryer Town Plaza 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD, United States

Join Impact Silver Spring in celebration of the holidays and their small business training programs by participating in this Holiday Market where local entrepreneurs will sell their artisan gifts. Just in time for the holidays! Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will have an information table along with a lightbulb exchange.

SAPPlings Student Forum — Greening Our Schools

Online Online, Online, United States

All county high school students (regardless of school) are invited to join the SAPPlings (Student Advocates Protecting the Planet) this Thursday to discuss how students can take concrete steps to help make their schools more sustainable by addressing energy usage, food waste and transportation among other issues. SAPPlings = Student Advocates Protecting the Planet. We're

Free

Wheaton Holiday Market

Join Impact Silver Spring in celebration of the holidays and their small business training programs by participating in this Holiday Market where local entrepreneurs will sell their artisan gifts. Just

Stop Losing Money on your Utility Bill (ZOOM)

What’s the cheapest form of energy? It’s the energy we don’t use! During this presentation, we’ll discuss the two main ways to keep money in your pocket. We’ll cover the

I Pay Watt?

When it comes to your utility bill, you may be spending more than you want to. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s Residential Energy Program exists to help you