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SAPPlings Forum

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SAPPlings (Student Advocates Protecting the Planet) is a is a project created by high school students for high school students in Montgomery County, Maryland. Its purpose is to share information about environmental issues and help students take part in meaningful activities to live more sustainably and make a difference in their schools, their communities, and

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Get Your Hands Dirty! Local Opportunities to Make a Difference in the Environment

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Montgomery County high school students are invited to learn how to get involved with local groups to make a difference in a variety of environmental programs addressing water quality, biodiversity, plastics and more. In this online webinar, leaders of local organizations and the county’s Department of Environmental Protection will be sharing a little about what

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SAPPlings Student Forum

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With the holidays coming up, we invite Montgomery County high school students to join the next SAPPlings forum to discuss food choices, food waste and sustainability. In addition to the environmental news, upcoming activities and career resources, let's dig in and find out what we can do to make our holiday feasts more sustainable. Register:

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The Big Picture – Major Challenges to the Earth’s Health and What We Can Do About Them

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The environmental issues currently affecting Earth's health can feel overwhelming, but there are actions we can take to reduce some of the worst effects and to improve the planet's natural systems. Join SAPPlings for an online webinar outlining the major environmental challenges of this century, how they relate to one another, what the challenges mean

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Eco Evenings – The Holiday Edition

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Join OMG and DEP as we prepare this season to Gift Outside the Box. This will be a fun evening of entertainment, ideas for Greener Gifting, fun interactive games and opportunities to support some local nonprofits.

SAPPlings Forum for High School Students

Online

Are you wondering what you can do about food waste, plastics waste and energy conservation? Do you want to help plan for a better and brighter 2022? Bring your questions, your concerns and your passion for improving the environment to the next SAPPlings online forum. We want to hear more from you about what issues

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Sustainability in Schools

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Join us to learn what schools around the country are doing to improve their sustainability and decrease their carbon footprints. Plus, you'll learn more about what students in MoCo are doing right here at home. We'll be sharing examples on dealing with food waste, introducing electric buses, and moving schools to clean energy. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-upqzsqEtyRhuqGtXWEyJkNyDYiRiqz

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Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG: Neighborhood Initiatives to Green Your Community

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‘Eco Evenings’: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and One Montgomery Green Team start the new year of Eco Evenings with special guest David Gershon. “Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG,” a series of virtual town halls open to County residents to discuss relevant environmental topics that are important locally, will kick off for 2022

Sustainability in Schools (Part 2)

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Join SAPPlings for its next high school student forum and dive into a review of MCPS's new draft Sustainability Policy. Learn how to comment on the policy and what you can do to encourage sustainability in your own school. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdeCtrjIqHtdQmI_BWE7c23GCdO9PWN6D?fbclid=IwAR2ugkJM2ntnu7aLu7ZWCSHACidqOIY2s--hIxsYCSjsZa_6AIfHgrQx26A

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The Role of Forests in Climate Change: How Trees Can Tell Us if We’re Winning or Losing the Battle

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Join SAPPlings for a discussion on the importance of forests as a tool to mitigate the impacts of climate change, how we're reforesting in Montgomery County and how you can get involved. Our guest speakers are Caroline Taylor, Executive Director of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance, and Kristin Taddei, Manager of the Reforest Montgomery and Forest

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SAPPlings Student Forum – Making More Sustainable Clothing Choices

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SAPPlings monthly student forums are for high school students who live in Montgomery County, and we cover news and events and internship opportunities related to the environment and sustainability. Our discussion this month will include using an online tool to do a survey of how sustainable our current wardrobes are, a recap of the MCPS

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SAPPlings Student Forum – Making More Sustainable Clothing Choices

Online

SAPPlings monthly student forums are for high school students who live in Montgomery County, and we cover news and events and internship opportunities related to the environment and sustainability. Our discussion this month will include using an online tool to do a survey of how sustainable our current wardrobes are, a recap of the MCPS

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SAPPlings Student Forum

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Our last forum for high school students will be on Thursday, May 12, 7pm. Montgomery County student leaders will be sharing information on the role of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, leading tree conservation programs, and sharing news on upcoming local environmental activities and internships. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-yspjwvHdZ_uMEju_I1KhDk932YEVjt

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One Montgomery Green, 5th Anniversary Gala

Brookside Gardens 1800 Glenallen, Wheaton, MD

Join OMG on Thursday, June 23, 2022, to celebrate our 5-year "Greeniversary" at our annual gala with good drinks, great eats, local vendors, and environmentally like-minded folks. It promises to be a delightful day with outdoor activities, local vendor tents, student scientists, exceptional food from local eateries, raffles, and music under the stars.

SAPPlings Student Forum – Back to the Future!

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The SAPPlings will be kicking off the 2022-23 school year with a student forum chock full of news about how you can get involved with local environmental and sustainable activities, plus plans for workshops and events ahead.

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SAPPlings Student Forum – Sustainability in Sports

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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.

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Artificial Turf Trouble at Our Schools and Playgrounds

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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

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Melting Glaciers, Rising Seas

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Did you know that if the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica melts entirely, the world could experience a 10-foot rise in sea levels? Join us for a program with geosciences professor Dr. Richard Alley to learn how glaciers move and melt and what the loss of Thwaites will mean for coastal areas around the world, including

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SAPPlings Student Forum — Greening Our Schools

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All county high school students (regardless of school) are invited to join the SAPPlings (Student Advocates Protecting the Planet) this Thursday to discuss how students can take concrete steps to help make their schools more sustainable by addressing energy usage, food waste and transportation among other issues. SAPPlings = Student Advocates Protecting the Planet. We're

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Green Advocacy 101 – Student Workshop

Maryland's 2023 legislative session is underway, and we want to ensure that students are prepared to make their voices heard on the environmental and sustainability issues that matter to them! The SAPPlings are hosting an advocacy workshop for students with a panel of student leaders to introduce advocacy tips and techniques, share strategies and answer

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