Tag Archive: environment

What flows down the street, goes to the creek!

…And we have proof! Bill Wydro, a board members of the Regency Estates Citizens Association conducts periodic litter patrols of his neighborhood. One area routinely checked is Snakeden Creek, next to the entrance of the Regency Estates community swimming pool. There are 2 approximately 7’ diameter culverts that go under Gainsbourgh Road and open into

Working together to protect our streams

In 2009, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) embarked on a multifaceted effort to reverse decades of neglect and improve water quality and habitat conditions in a small tributary to Sligo Creek called the Breewood tributary. Breewood Watershed Located east of Wheaton at the intersection of University Boulevard and Arcola Avenue, the Breewood watershed

The Playful Environmentalist

We have partnered with The Playful Environmentalists to encourage discussion among teens, 13-18, through a few games and activities on serious environmental topics. This workshop is to help teens come back to the core of what makes us human: Humor. Play. Empathy. By bringing some levity and joy in our engagement and communication as environmentalists,

Fitzgerald Auto Mall Solar Array Ribbon Cutting Gaithersburg MD

Who: Fitzgerald Auto Mall – Gaithersburg Genesis, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota What: Ribbon Cutting on Largest Solar Roof of an Auto Dealer East of the Mississippi When: Wednesday, May 15th 10am Where: 908 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg MD 20879 How big is the Fitzgerald Solar Roof array? 2,435 panels which covers approximately 45,168 sqft  (for reference, an

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
Icicles on a tree branch

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