Environment

May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

US Environmental Protection Agency Adminstrator Gina McCarthy

Greenfest Welcomes EPA Administrator and Environmental Enthusiasts (VIDEO)

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was one of the thousands who attended the 2nd Annual Montgomery County GreenFest on April 30th in Takoma Park. CCM’s Crystal Park reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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May 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Carver Coalition Opposes Plan to Relocate School Buses in Rockville (VIDEO)

The Carver School Coalition is a group of residents opposed to a plan to relocate 100 school buses at the Carver Center near Mannakee Street and Route 355 in the city of Rockville. The residents list traffic, noise, health, and because they say the property identified as an interim site is of historic significance as reasons […]

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May 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Pepco Launches Online Application Portal for Solar Power

Pepco is trying to make it easier for District of Columbia and Maryland customers to install solar panels on their rooftops and connect them to the electric distribution system. According to a Pepco news release, these changes should allow customers, who are interested in installing solar panels, to bypass the paper process and instead complete […]

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April 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Azalea Festival at Landon School (PHOTOS)

The 63rd Azalea Festival takes place this weekend on the grounds of the Landon School at 6101 Wilson Lane in Bethesda. This annual features boutiques, vintage goods, plant sales, carnival rides, food, live music and more. Admission and parking are free.

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April 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Sligo Middle School Wins Green Ribbon School Award

Sligo Middle School has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award. The Silver Spring school is among 47 winning schools from across the nation. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program, established in 2011, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce […]

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April 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Brookside Gardens Garden Gateway project

Brookside Gardens Celebrates New Sustainable Parking Garden (VIDEO)

Brookside Gardens celebrated Earth Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new parking garden. This project has transformed the entrance by the use of sustainable design.

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Officials Urge Residents to Protect Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County leaders held a news conference in Rockville on April 29 to encourage residents to take precautions against mosquito bites, and to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites. Local officials also announced a new website to help residents stay informed. You can watch the news conference, below:

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April 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Brookside Gardens Celebrates Parking Garden (VIDEO)

Brookside Gardens celebrated Earth Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new parking garden – which has transformed the entrance of the gardens. The five million dollar Garden Gateway project uses sustainable design to improve the entrance, parking and access to Brookside Gardens. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: You can find out […]

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April 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Greenfest is Set for April 30 (VIDEO)

The 2nd annual Montgomery County Greenfest is scheduled for April 30th, at the Takoma Park Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Susan Stark previews the event, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Brookside Gardens Gateway Project (VIDEO)

April is Earth Month. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, we get a look at the new Garden Gateway makeover project at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. The $5-million transformation project uses sustainable design elements to improve the entrance and parking at the popular destination. The project includes a new boardwalk and parking garden, new landscape […]

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