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Act local! Find local green resources. Attend events. Get involved in your local green group. Tell your story. Engage in the conversation. This section is by Montgomery County residents, for Montgomery County residents who want to make Montgomery County — and the planet — a greener, more sustainable place to live.

One family’s story of making home renovations more energy efficient

  Our family moved from central Pennsylvania to Montgomery County in 1998.  Like many relocating families, our first priorities were access to work and schools, ... read more

DEP Stories: Even fish need help moving

One of the secondary benefits of stormwater ponds – after storing and cleaning stormwater runoff – is that the ponds create wildlife habitat. They serve ... read more

Celebrating the success of the first Countywide solar co-op

In MD SUN‘s first attempt at creating a county-wide solar co-op, the Montgomery County Solar Co-op made history. It is the largest single co-op in ... read more

Behind the scenes of a Quick Home Energy Check-up

Are you looking for quick, easy, no-cost ways to save energy in your home? A Quick Home Energy Check-up (QHEC) is your answer. Cabin John ... read more

For Rockville’s Erica Shingara, being green is a team sport

At DEP, we truly believe that our partners are key to making Montgomery County as green as it can be. This “Partners in Energy” series ... read more

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