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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.

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

The Power of Energy: The new Residential Energy Program Manager blows into the County with some bubbly ideas

Guess what’s new in Montgomery County? I am!! Not only is my position brand-new, but I am a new resident and very excited to be ... read more

Greening townhouses with a top-down approach

David Marcus doesn’t just own a townhouse. He also knows how it works. In summer 2015, Marcus and his wife bought a townhome in Takoma ... read more

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