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. Make the My Green Montgomery calendar your first stop to planning your week.

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Home Sweet Ohm

Online

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

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

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

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

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  

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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: 

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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

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

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 in time for the holidays! Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will have an information table along with a lightbulb exchange.

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 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

Do you want to learn more about electric vehicles?

Are you considering an electric vehicle? Do you want to learn more about them? Join us on January 11th, 2023 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST to hear from a leader in electric vehicle consumer advocacy, Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti of Plug In America! Topics will include why EVs are better, charging infrastructure, battery technology, available financial

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 demystify your utility bill and show you ways to save energy and money in your home. You don’t want to miss this workshop! https://poolesvilleseniors.org/event/i-pay-watt/

MLK Community Cleanup – Día de limpieza

Long Branch Community Center 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD

Join Montgomery Parks, Long Branch Community Center, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, and Community CHEER on this cleanup event being hosted during MLK Week of Service 2023! Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 10am to 12pm. Rain or shine. Please follow MCPS guidelines if inclement weather. Questions about the cleanup/Preguntas sobre el día de limpieza:

White Oak Library information booth

White Oak Library 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Happy New Year! New Year Resolutions? Stop by the Department of Environmental Protection information table from 2pm to 4pm with information about the many easy things everyone can do to stay safe at home and protect the Environment. Did you know January is National Radon Awareness Month? learn more when you stop by! Please note:

Green Advocacy 101 – Student Workshop

Maryland's 2023 legislative session is underway, and we want to ensure that students are prepared to make their voices heard on the environmental and sustainability issues that matter to them! The SAPPlings are hosting an advocacy workshop for students with a panel of student leaders to introduce advocacy tips and techniques, share strategies and answer

Free
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Climate Conversations

Climate Conversations is a 5-session online program that improves your ability to effectively and authentically engage others in discussing climate change. While there are many resources that teach you how to frame your climate messages, there are few programs like Climate Conversations that provide opportunities to consistently practice them in a low-stakes environment. By the

$50 – $250