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WSSC – Water and wastewater services in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties
Department of Natural Resources – information about boating, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities and education in Maryland
Clean Marina Program – tie-up to a dock with an eye on our environment
Energy Administration – MEA’s programs and policies help lower energy bills, fuel the creation of green collar jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence.
Maryland Environmental Service – The mission of MES is to provide operational and technical services to protect and enhance the environment for the benefit of the people of Maryland.
Maryland Smart Green and Growing – is a resource for “green” information and services, a gathering place to share sustainable ideas, and a tool to track state progress.
Private Recycling Programs
GreenerGadgets – program of the Consumer Electronics Association
Verizon Device Recycling Program – Donate phones and electronic devices through Verizon’s Hopeline program, which supports victims of domestic violence.
Poolesville High School, Global Ecology Program – “This program involves an interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental issues with major emphasis on science and social studies. This is a field-based program offering students an opportunity to go out about twice a month for hands-on field experiences.”
EPA Safer Choice Program – Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.
GreenSeal – “provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential to helping manufacturers, purchasers, and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.”
How-to video: Make your own cleaners with household products
Montgomery County Residents
Where to Shop
“Do Not Mail” list with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
Quick Home Energy Checkups:
The QHEC allows homeowners and tenants to get energy efficient products such as CFLs, efficient-flow showerheads, smart strips, and more, installed at no additional cost to their usual utility bills. As existing customers of utility companies, owners and tenants bear no additional cost for these energy conservation measures.
Pepco Customers: Sign up for a QHEC
BGE Customers: Sign up for a QHEC
Potomac Edison Customers: Sign up for a QHEC
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
Whether its called an audit, a home assessment or the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program, signing up for an audit through your utility company will provide you the most comprehensive assessment of your energy usage. A certified contractor will use diagnostic equipment to perform a comprehensive home energy audit and determine how improvements throughout your home can work together to maximize energy efficiency and savings.
Pepco Customers: Sign Up for a Home Performance Audit
BGE Customers: Sign up for a Home Performance Audit
Potomac Edison Customers: Sign up for a Home Performance Audit
Types of Tests
Energy Auditors and Contractors
My Energy (to analyze electricity, gas and water bills in one location)
Visit Consumer Technology Association to find out how much your electronics cost to use (without using a Kill A Watt meter)
Energy 101 Videos
Ask an Expert Energy Videos
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State and Federal Incentives:
Conservation Landscaping Whys and How-To’s (Referred to as Bayscapes!)
Landscape Design Support
Landscape design using native plants – list of RainScapes resources
Tree Montgomery – get trees planted for free on your residential, multi-family, business or parking lot property.
Montgomery County “Leaves for Neighborhoods” $25 dollar coupon towards the purchase of a tree costing $75 or more
State of Maryland $25 coupon for planting a tree costing $50 or more
TREE-MENDOUS Maryland – plant a native tree in someone’s honor for $40
Tree Planting Videos
Better Ways to Work! A program through Montgomery County Commuter Services that includes Trip Planners, public transit schedules, and maps
Start Teleworking: Keep the Job, Lose the Commute guide.
Commuter Connections – Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. If you live or work in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Commuter Connections can provide you with information on all your commute options, so you can make a smart choice about how you travel to work.
Electric vehicle charging stations (includes DC & VA too!)
EPA WaterSense Program – “Save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business and taking simple steps to save water each day.”
Audubon Naturalist Society’s Water Quality Monitoring Map – “ANS’s 25 monitoring sites are located in one of the following watersheds: Little Bennett, Little Seneca, Great Seneca, Watts Branch, Rock Creek, Sligo Creek, Northwest Branch, and Paint Branch”
Creek Critters app – “shows users how to find the small organisms that live in freshwater streams.”
Sligo Creek Water Watchdog – report discharges into the creek or other environmental problems in Sligo
Want to join others with similar interests? Get involved with a local environmental group! Scroll down for some groups and associations found right in your neighborhood.