Tag Archive: environment

Serving the community on the annual MLK Day of Service

In 1983, the third Monday in January became a federal holiday to commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Eleven years later, the day was designated a National Day of Service as a way to honor Dr. King’s legacy, by helping create solutions to social problems and strengthen communities. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,
Film screening at GreenFest

Attend the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital!

The DC region will host the 25th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (EFF) from March 14th-26th.  The festival is a showcase of environmental documentaries, shorts and movies from around the world.  Many of the screenings feature panel discussions or talks by those behind the camera. In Montgomery County, there will be screenings the AFI Silver
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Become more environmentally friendly this holiday season!

If you asked me what my priorities are for this holiday season, chances are high that my answer would include being productive, staying healthy, and enjoying time with my family and friends. If I’m being completely honest with myself, my answer would not include becoming more environmentally friendly. Until I began researching blog ideas that were relevant

Thanks for making the Montgomery County GreenFest a success!

This year’s Montgomery County GreenFest was held last Saturday, April 30th, and we couldn’t have asked for a better event! The festival was held in beautiful Takoma Park, with activities stretching throughout the Takoma Park Community Center and outside along Maple Avenue. The weather held out despite a week-long stretch of rain, and the sun
Doctor and Boy with Asthma

Healthy Home Study Examines Indoor Air Quality and Childhood Asthma

Apply to participate in a new study about improving asthma symptoms in children. The National Center for Healthy Housing has opened a new study that examines the link between enhancing indoor air quality and reducing childhood asthma symptoms.  The Housing and Energy Attributes Linked To Health through Retrofits (HEALTH-R) will focus on children with asthma
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy holding the ENERGY STAR logo

The EPA Administrator is coming to GreenFest!

The 2nd annual Montgomery County GreenFest is fast approaching (only 2 months away!), and the schedule is being rolled out online.  The biggest scheduling news of GreenFest is the announcement of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy as the featured speaker! Administrator McCarthy will speak to the GreenFest crowd from the Takoma Park Community Center

Little Free Library – in a Yard Near You!

You may have been walking your dog or driving down a local street and seen one of these adorable new front yard embellishments. They could house a family of squirrels or be a storage spot for garden tools, but instead these cute wooden boxes are lending libraries with no overdue fees or loan card needed.

Congrats Poolesville! The town is now certified by Sustainable Maryland

The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that The Town of Poolesville was one of twelve Maryland municipalities honored at the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference held in Cambridge this week. Highlights of Poolesvilles’s accomplishments include: Home to three Maryland Green Schools Installed a 1.1
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Elliott’s easy environmental tips

The environment is essential to our well-being. The water, land, and air contain the resources necessary for us to live, grow, and thrive. But, nothing is unlimited. This is why we must live sustainably- making the most of today while creating opportunities for tomorrow- and being conscious of our actions.   I’m Elliott, DEP’s new

Join us for Community Service Week!

For the last 29 years the Montgomery County Volunteer center has been coordinating a county-wide Community Service Week in October. This year’s Community Service Week is from Friday, October 16 through Sunday October 25, 2015. In honor of Community Service Week, DEP is sponsoring several volunteer opportunities to help protect our environment. Last year, volunteers