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October 2020

Fit Kit and LED Pop Up

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Potomac Senior Center, 13850 Travilah Rd
Rockville, Maryland 20850
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Free

“This fall, the County's Residential Energy Program has partnered with local Senior Centers to celebrate "Active Aging Week". This is a collaborative effort with MCDEP and the county senior centers to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home. Montgomery Energy Connection will be partnering with various senior centers to provide residents with LED light bulbs. During the pop-up events, participants are asked to bring in their old incandescent or CFL light bulbs. In exchange, we…

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Fit Kit and LED Pop Up

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
White Oak Senior Center, 1700 April Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
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Free

“This fall, the County's Residential Energy Program has partnered with local Senior Centers to celebrate "Active Aging Week". This is a collaborative effort with MCDEP and the county senior centers to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home. Montgomery Energy Connection will be partnering with various senior centers to provide residents with LED light bulbs. During the pop-up events, participants are asked to bring in their old incandescent or CFL light bulbs. In exchange, we…

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15 in Fifteen Energy and Recycling Trivia Game

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get you energized about saving energy in your home. (expert feedback included) (Virtual) Register here: Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdOqsqzIvH9xT329qvyGIoOgw-GNYv_Kj Come join us! Rules: For Montgomery County residents…

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Meet the Greens

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a special virtual green drinks to learn about our exciting, innovative green projects and, most importantly, how you can join the team. Just because we are virtual doesn't mean we can't network and enjoy good food and drink. There will be special offerings from local eateries and breweries. Registrants are encouraged to purchase a meal and or beer/wine from one of our partners (more to come). Order your food and drink, pick it up or have it delivered, then Zoom home…

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Conservation Cafe: Grappling with racism, diversity, and justice in the environmental movement

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Did you know... That many of the founders of the conservation movement were explicitly racist and linked white supremacy to their goals of preserving nature? That the racist origins of the movement persist in implicit narratives, mythologies, and values that we don't even realize are part of environmentalism today? That while all people and cultures have connections to nature, the environmental movement is far from representative of the diversity of the United States of America today? That the modern environmental…

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Start Up!

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? This lecture gives an overview of some important digital tools to help you get your online business up and running. Learn about e-commerce sites, how social media can help promote your business, and how you can use video chat platforms for services. We will also cover how to get paid using digital payment services. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513 Meeting ID: 170 203 513 OR Call in with…

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Fit Kit and LED Pop Up

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20906 United States
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Free

“This fall, the County's Residential Energy Program has partnered with local Senior Centers to celebrate "Active Aging Week". This is a collaborative effort with MCDEP and the county senior centers to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home. Montgomery Energy Connection will be partnering with various senior centers to provide residents with LED light bulbs. During the pop-up events, participants are asked to bring in their old incandescent or CFL light bulbs. In exchange, we…

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All Things Zoom

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Curious why Zoom has become everyone’s go-to video conferencing software? This lecture will go over how to use Zoom to chat with friends & family, and take virtual classes with Senior Planet! You’ll learn about useful Zoom features, whether you’re connecting with an iOS, Android, or Windows device. The lecture will also go over security considerations and give tips on how to look your best during a video chat. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513 Meeting…

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15 in Fifteen Energy and Trees Trivia Game

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get you energized about saving energy in your home. (expert feedback included) (Virtual) Register here: Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcemopjsqH9Vlzc5QSQpoL2E1x3UzBfL1 Come join us! Rules: For Montgomery County residents…

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Online Bill Pay

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Never write a check to your utility company again! In this lecture, 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.

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Pathways to Success: A guide to solar installation setback requirements

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online United States
Free

Join Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services on Thursday October 15th to learn about the new solar setback requirements in the 2018 International Residential Code. Meet Tyler Mosman, DPS’s senior engineer, who will be discussing Montgomery County’s interpretation of pathways as well as identifying common reasons residential solar plans are held up in permit review. Stick around after the presentation for a short Q&A session. If you are unable to attend, please know we will be providing additional live presentations…

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15 in Fifteen Energy and Trees Trivia Game

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get you energized about saving energy in your home. (expert feedback included) (Virtual) Register here: Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsc-ipqD4uGdOIQqlcRwsHmWezxboSM-D_ Come join us! Rules: For Montgomery County residents…

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15 in Fifteen Energy and Water Trivia Game

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get you energized about saving energy in your home. (expert feedback included) (Virtual) Register here: Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-iopzoiE9Z_xhvixvPN0T-nMRzW6Aiv Come join us! Rules: For Montgomery County residents…

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Energy Action Month Trivia

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

October is Energy Action Month and we are celebrating with a Montgomery Energy Connection Trivia Session. What better way to test your energy knowledge and learn some tips and tricks on how to lower your utility costs. Come learn how energy is connected to recycling, water, lawns, and trees.

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How to Finance Solar for Common Ownership Communities

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

On October 20 at 6:30 pm the Montgomery County Green Bank and the Commission on Common Ownership Communities are delivering a webinar on solar PV to homeowners in Home Owner Association (HOA) communities. The webinar will help homeowners understand how solar PV works, how a system can be designed for a home in an HOA, and the roles that an HOA might have with respect to a homeowner's solar project. Important financing details will be discussed, including what investment tax credits are and to access…

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15 in Fifteen Energy and Water Trivia Game

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get you energized about saving energy in your home. (expert feedback included) (Virtual) Register here: Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdO6vqzMrGtIoiDBGzhmgpLS0aSaVdK0f Come join us! Rules: For Montgomery County residents…

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15 in Fifteen Energy and Lawns Trivia Game

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get you energized about saving energy in your home. (expert feedback included) (Virtual) Register here: Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodOmsqzsrGdVvGxnwMY9naWUgYFKrC7fS Come join us! Rules: For Montgomery County residents…

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Smart Thermostats

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

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 and Google Home.

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How to Manager Stormwater: Q&A Session with Glen Waye Gardens

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

What does it take to reduce significant stormwater on a multifamily property? Join use for a Q&A with Glen Waye Gardens to find out! In this first Q&A session, we'll meet Vicki Vergagni, Property Manager at Glen Waye Gardens Condominium. Over the past 5 years, Glen Waye embarked on an ambitious journey to reduce the significant stormwater runoff on the property. Through the installation of cisterns, native reforestation and conservation landscapes, Glen Waye reduced the flow of stormwater on the…

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15 in Fifteen Energy and Lawns Trivia Game

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get you energized about saving energy in your home. (expert feedback included) (Virtual) Register here: Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIufu2przwrH9fcm-FLVDDgB82oCJ4GURse Come join us! Rules: For Montgomery County residents…

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