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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.

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

County resident makes green upgrades part of retirement preparation

When Tom Ripp began planning his retirement, he didn’t start with stocks or bonds or downsizing. He started with sustainability. For this 55-year-old Gaithersburg resident, ... read more

Garden-style condo communities have a lot of room for green

Big sustainability measures need not be the sole domain of high rise buildings. A garden-style condo community in Silver Spring is proof. Vicki Vergagni didn’t ... read more

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