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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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SAPPlings Student Forum – Sustainability in Sports

Online Online, Online, United States

In addition to news on local events, activities, SSL opportunities and internships, this month's student forum will focus on sports and sustainability. We'll be discussing the importance of environmental stewardship in the world of sports, and how students, organizations and businesses are taking the initiative.


Donate a Bike!

County Council office Building Parking Garage 101 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD

Montgomery County Department of Transportation is hosting a bicycle donation drive. Donated child/adult bikes and bike parts will be accepted from 7:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, October 14, 2022. (No bike helmets, please) Donations will go to the Rockville Bike Hub, a non-profit organization whose volunteers refurbish the bikes and give them to low-income residents

Electrify Your Home: Heat Pump 101 with an Expert

As part of Energy Action Month, Electrify Everything, we will be focusing every week on a different topic. For Electrify Your Home week, Jim Conlon from Elysian Energy will be answering all your questions about electric heat pumps. Register in advance for this meeting:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information

Festival Familiar de Otoño

Hughes United Methodist Church 10613 Georgia Avenue, SIlver Spring, MD

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will be participating by sharing information and hosting a light bulb exchange at the Festival Familiar de Otoño on Saturday, October 15, 2022 hosted in honor of the end Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and participate

Tour Koiner Farm, a Closed-Loop Micro-food System

DMV Food Recovery Week Event - Come tour Koiner Farm and learn how we are supporting a closed-loop micro-food system. You will hear first hand from Koiner Farm’s farm managers about composting capacity, community impact and the repeatability of our model. You will also have the opportunity for a meet-n-greet with representatives from the Montgomery


Minimizing Food Waste at Home – Virtual

DMV Food Recovery Week Virtual Event - Come learn how to reduce food waste in your home by properly storing, saving and freezing your food, getting creative with leftovers, and preparing recipes with minimal food waste. Get inspired to make a measurable difference by signing up for a seriously fun 4-week take home challenge! Presented


Food Waste 101: A Roadmap to Achieving 50% Reduction by 2030

DMV Food Recovery Week Virtual Event - Ever wonder who generates the most food waste, why food waste is a problem for climate, and what are the most effective ways to reduce it? ReFED, a nationally-respected consortium of food waste experts, recommends 40 evidence-based ways to combat food waste. You will learn the most impactful


Electrify Your Kitchen: Food Demonstration at Crossroads Farmers’ Markets

Crossroads Community Farmers' Market Anne St, Silver Spring, MD, United States

On Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 10:30 am, in celebration of Energy Action Month and Food Recovery Week, Robin Hernandez with Crossroads Community Food Network will provide a food demonstration with recovered food from the Crossroads Farmers’ Market using an induction cooktop. After the food demonstration, Montgomery Energy Connection will be providing one participant with

Food Waste Policy: Pitfalls & Progress

DMV Food Recovery Week Virtual Event - Join us for a panel discussion about the local food waste policy landscape. Representatives from across the DMV will share their most impactful policies and frustrating roadblocks. Learn about innovative policies and how to advocate for the upcoming Farm Bill to expand national and local food waste programs.


Comprehensive Flood Management Plan Virtual Community Forum

Montgomery County is hosting this virtual community forum to provide information about the Comprehensive Flood Management Plan, updates on the project, and general information about flooding in the County. Participants will have the opportunity to share information about their experience with flooding events in the County. Register here:

Launching a Food Waste Action Movement in Public Schools

Online Event - Students take you on their journey to create a waste-conscious public school system and advocate for new food waste legislation. Three years ago, students in Montgomery County Public Schools started the first efforts to compost food waste in Maryland. We will share our progress and offer how stewards in other jurisdictions can


N.O. Lawn Care Event   Come learn about  natural, organic (n.o.) lawn care, robot mowing, and other environmental initiatives Montgomery County is working on. Hear from various  elected officials, community advocates, and leaders including: Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive Wendy Howard, Executive Director, One Montgomery Green Paul Tukey, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Glenstone Museum; Author, The Organic Lawn

Majestic: a Tribute to Journey Live @ Georgiana Opry House

Georgiana Opry House 602 E Railroad Ave, Georgiana, AL, United States

Majestic: a Tribute to Journey performs a full concert at the historic Georgiana Opry House in Georgiana, AL on October 22nd! Majestic is a national tribute to Journey performing sell-out shows for Journey fans nationwide! Majestic performs at Georgiana Opry House in Georgiana, AL with special guests Kelly Poole, Barefoot Banshee (w/Joseph Ealum). Visit


Electrify Your Lawn: Conversation with Quiet Communities

Jamie Banks, PhD, MSc is Founder and President of Quiet Communities. She is a health care and environmental scientist with an extensive background in health outcomes and economics, environmental behavior, and policy. Jamie will speak to us about the environmental and health benefits of battery electric vs gas powered yard care equipment, and how switching to electric

Climate anxiety and climate grief. This sums up what many of us are feeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Category 4 hurricanes with catastrophic storm surges are becoming the norm along with more frequent tornadoes, 100 year flooding events, sustained heat waves and more. This massive hurricane brought up a lot of feelings: horror

Tech & Energy

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


Make the Swap: Why it’s Time for Heat Pumps, Not ACs

Amidst rising gas prices and groundbreaking US climate legislation, heat pumps are in the national spotlight. Now is the time to accelerate the deployment of this super-efficient technology across the country. But on a practical level, what is the most feasible and cost-effective path for consumers to adopt and operate heat pumps in their homes?

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

Artificial Turf Trouble at Our Schools and Playgrounds

Online Online, Online, United States

Many school playing fields and playgrounds around the country, and in Montgomery County, are using artificial turf made of materials that pose dangers to human health and environment. Learn more about the risks of high heat, pollution and injuries on these surfaces pose and what you can do in your community. All ages welcome and


Stop Losing Money on Your Utility Bill

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