Tag Archive: climate change

Maintenance and Inspection of Stormwater Best Management Practices

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

County’s Streetlight Conversion Yields Financial Savings and Reduces GHG Emissions

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

Montgomery County’s FLASH Bus System to Begin Service Soon

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.

Charting the Course for Environmental Change in Maryland

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
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Climate Change: Women Leading Innovation

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

RFQ | Sustainable Environmental Public Art Projects

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

Climate Strike 2019 – A report from the front lines

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

Climate Emergency: Montgomery County Responds

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

County’s Climate Workgroups host first meeting

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

Trending Topics: Climate Change – A Maryland Update

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

Green Business Certification: In sync with company philosophies

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