“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 at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, with Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich making opening remarks. The new series is sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of
Trees may hold the key to the future of life on Earth. Trees for the Future teaches farmers to use sustainable techniques to improve their land and their livelihoods. Just as Sandy Springers from 100 years ago led the way in new agricultural practices, this Silver Spring-based international organization has facilitated the planting of more
Celebrate Earth Month 2021 This year, we are teaming up with our community partners to bring you free online and in-person education and activities throughout the month of April. Announcing … #MontgomeryPlogs #PloggingChallenge Do you plog? Plogging entails jogging/walking and quickly stopping to pick up trash while you’re on the go.
Signs of spring are beginning to appear but, what makes it springtime? Who you ask will determine the answer you receive. If they are like most of my friends, it is the weather that makes them say it is spring. However, I also know a fair amount of people that will refuse to say that
This Earth Month, we are excited to host Online Energy BINGO, and we have awesome prizes to give away! To be eligible, you must either tag us on Social Media using the hashtag #MCEnergyBingo or submit your photos to email@example.com. Tag/send all images for the week you would like to win! If you don’t have
Celebrate the 50th-Anniversary of Earth Day This year, Earth Month events are going to look a little different as we stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are bringing you a month full of fun at-home activities using online tools to bring you a VIRTUAL Earth Month. This year, we’re celebrating Earth Month with
This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet. April 22nd is a day for reflecting on the achievements made to restore and protect our environment as well as raise awareness to future challenges, in fact
The 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) might be over, but that doesn’t mean you missed out on your chance to see great nature and wildlife documentaries. In fact, as part of Earth Month, DEP is partnering with DCEFF to host documentary screenings at both BlackRock Center for the Arts and the Montgomery
The Montgomery County GreenFest Planning Committee has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2nd Annual GreenFest. It is the County’s largest environmental festival, a dynamic celebration to bring together a community dedicated to build a greener, healthier community locally and globally. This free event is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Each year, in honor of Earth Day, April 22, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosts, and participates in, an array of activities during the month of April. The public is invited to join DEP in celebrating Earth Month and attending one of our events, workshops or presentations. Volunteer Stream Stewards: Stream
To continue to educate the community of how our actions affect our local waters, on Tuesday, April 21 (the day before Earth Day!) the Department of Environmental Protection along with volunteers from White Oak ShopRite Supermarket painted a storm drain with art from the inaugural art contest at the White Oak Community Center in Silver
We asked for art and we received it! In January, the Department of Environmental Protection and Rock Creek Conservancy sought artwork for a storm drain art contest. We received 18 entries from County residents with great art and messages that inspire others to protect our waters.
This year is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and the Department of Environmental Protection along with partners across the County are celebrating the occasion with a variety of volunteer and outreach activities. We hope you will attend events throughout April (Earth Month)!
Elysian Energy, a Montgomery County Certified Green Business, hosted a Green Week Scavenger Hunt for employees the week of Earth Day. The staff was challenged to go green, and as you can see from the video, they had a blast doing so.
My Green Montgomery and the Department of Environmental Protection were featured on the Montgomery County cable show “Make a Difference”. Jessica Jones, Program Manager of Outreach and Education, discusses Earth Month, Stream Stewards, the Green Business Certification program and other volunteer opportunities.
Monday, April 22nd, people all across the world will come together to commemorate the 43rd annual Earth Day. April 22nd is a day for reflecting on the achievements made to restore and protect our environment as well as raise awareness to future challenges. Earth Day has become so big that not all the events can
My Green Montgomery is a project of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. It is a service to help Montgomery County residents think and live in a way that safeguards and sustains the health of our people, our county, and the planet.