On September 17 at 7 pm, please join me for a virtual evening with lively, passionate, and brilliant Maisie Hughes on a journey of imagining our way into more sustainable cities. More than 80% of the U.S. population lives in cities, on a small fraction of the American land area. Cities are vibrant, dynamic, changing places, that
Did you know there are more than 17,000 Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Montgomery County? These stormwater BMPs protect rivers, streams and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay! Stormwater BMPs are designed to help reduce water pollution and protect stream habitat. How do they function? Stormwater BMPs reduce or eliminate pollution that washes off surrounding lands
By Julia Henderson, Climate Intern Interview with Dan Sanayi, Traffic Engineering Design and Operations, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, July 20, 2020. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recently completed its Countywide conversion of streetlights from predominately high pressure sodium (HPS) to light-emitting diode (LED). The MCDOT adopted the LED technology in 2014 and
As the County pursues ambitious goals of 80% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 2027 and zero emissions by 2035, we anxiously await updated greenhouse gas emissions inventories to help us monitor our progress. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) recently released the 2018 inventory and we take a look at the results below.
FLASH Bus Line To Begin Service Soon Construction of Montgomery County’s first “FLASH” bus line along US 29, which began in 2018, is expected to be completed by mid-August and open early this fall. The County has not yet set a start date for service due to COVID-19-related disruptions to the County’s public transit system.
THE EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. The Town Hall will be streamed on Facebook Live starting at approximately 6:40PM on February 27. You can tune in at: https://www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyinfo/ Come learn about the climate workgroup recommendations to achieve zero emissions in Montgomery County by 2035. We want your input! Montgomery County has declared a climate emergency and set
Dec 9, 2019 6:00 p.m. | Brown Advisory 901 South Bond Street, Baltimore Join your peers, learn from trusted environmental advocates and plot your course for advocating in Maryland’s upcoming legislative session. You will leave this event with an expanded network of environmental peers and the tools you’ll need for navigating the pathways of Maryland’s
Climate change is in the news constantly, and not in a good way. But the good news is that women are at the front lines of the innovative efforts to make our communities more resilient and to avoid some of the worst consequences. Learn from key leaders from government, the media, and nonprofits as they
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC), in collaboration with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is calling on artists and community organizations to help facilitate our community’s collective reflection about the state of our environment, particularly as it relates to climate change, waste reduction and water quality. Together, AHCMC and DEP
Guest blog written by Jen Hawse, climate activist, Partnership Manager with Island Press, and new Rockville homeowner. A version of this article also appears on Island Press’ blog. In 2007, I took part in the first Power Shift conference in DC. I was still in college and had just learned about what climate change is
In December 2017, the Montgomery County Council declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to reduce the County’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2027 and by 100 percent by 2035. Meeting our climate goals will require radical changes in energy use, transportation, and consumption — and tremendous effort from all residents and businesses. Join us Saturday, September 14
New workgroups are Focused on Community Engagement/Education and Climate Adaptation/Sequestration – Apply by September 15, 2019 Montgomery County has launched a planning process to develop prioritized actions and strategies to meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals of 80 percent by 2027 and 100 percent by 2035. The County has already formed three “technical
This article was written by Elle Myers and originally published in The Montgomery County Sentinel on August 8, 2019. Montgomery County’s Climate Planning Process Workgroups, which are tasked with coming up with a series of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, held their first meeting on July 24. According to the county, more than 60
Submit your application by June 30, 2019 for consideration. Montgomery County is launching a planning process to develop prioritized actions and strategies to meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals of 80 percent by 2027 and 100 percent by 2035. The County is seeking volunteers to serve on “technical workgroups” that will help in
Join The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County for a FREE forum on Climate Change in Maryland. The water is rising – what measures are being taken to protect Maryland. What are out lawmakers doing to protect our environment? What can we as citizens do? How do State efforts fit in with the world
A look at how two companies – Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions, and Raffa P.C., a 30-year-old accounting firm (employees pictured above) – work to reduce their carbon footprints for the good of the planet as well as their businesses. This is the second
This week, Montgomery County Government became the first county in the nation to join the Subnational Global Climate Leadership (“Under2”) Coalition. The coalition is an international pact of cities, states and countries committed to limiting the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the level of potentially catastrophic consequences to the environment.
On June 5th, County Executive Ike Leggett joined more than 1,000 U.S. governors, county executives, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities in declaring their support for U.S. leadership in reducing carbon emissions. The leaders sent a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about their continued
Maryland without its famous Oriole? A Mid-Atlantic region with no bald eagles? The natural world wouldn’t be the same without these colorful, musical creatures in the skies. But it could be the reality in the next generation or two. A new report from the National Audubon Society shows that these bird species, and more than
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