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Montgomery County GreenFest

Montgomery County GreenFest 2019

You’re invited to the County’s biggest party to celebrate our environment: the Montgomery County GreenFest! This year, GreenFest is Sunday, April 28 at Brookside Gardens in celebration of Earth Day. Grab the family and explore the beautiful spring gardens, and discover new and fun ways you can do your part locally, nationally, and around the

Light Bulb Swap at Schweinhaut Senior Center

Swap your old light bulbs for up to 3 new LED bulbs for free! Just bring in your old or expired CFL + incandescent bulbs and we’ll recycle them for you. After the swap, join us for an arts and craft project to turn the old bulbs into seasonal ornaments for the holidays. 12pm –

MCDOT sponsors free PARK(ing) Day celebration

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is encouraging artists, planners, businesses, organizations, groups, and individuals to participate in International PARK(ing) Day on September 21 by temporarily transforming a metered parking space in Silver Spring or Bethesda into a fun, parklike spot. Participants are encouraged to creatively reimagine the urban landscape for a day. See

Join DEP at the 2018 County Fair!

We love the County Fair! From the animals to the rides and carnival games, it’s one of our favorite times of year. (And don’t get us started on the food.) But the main reason the Department of Environmental Protection loves the County Fair is that it gives us the opportunity to engage and talk with

Green Businesses connect, network, and teach at Montgomery County GreenFest!

On Saturday May 5th, 2018, Montgomery County GreenFest took place in Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring. The largest GreenFest to date, it drew more than 1,000 attendees and 90 exhibitors, all of whom created an atmosphere of enthusiastic learning and fun! GreenFest is the County’s signature environmental festival, hosted each spring. Attendance is

The Montgomery County green infrastructure stormwater tour was a big success!

Chesapeake Awareness Week was the first week in June and the celebration kicked off with a Stormwater Tour! On May 31st, two busloads of landscape architects, designers, engineers, and environmental professionals took a three hour tour of green infrastructure sites, soils, and plants. The sites are managed by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),

Lighten the Load with DEP and Safeway

Get up to 3 LEDs and a free reusable bag at an upcoming Safeway event! Bring in your old incandescent or CFL light bulbs and DEP will exchange them for up to 3 new and energy efficient LEDs. The ENERGY STAR®-certified LEDs we’re giving away offer a warm white light that’s equivalent to a 60-watt

Announcing the 2018 Energy Express schedule!

Energy Express was such a success last year, that we’re returning in 2018 with a brand new program! This year, we’ll be at 18 libraries in June and July with an educational activity focused on electricity and conserving energy. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection hosts Energy Express in partnership with Montgomery County Public