Environment

July 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Pepco Shares Tips for Keeping Cool and Saving Energy

Pepco officials say the utility company is prepared to serve customers during this heat wave, and officials have some suggestions for residents to keep cool and decrease their energy usage. Here are a few tips: Turn off or unplug all unnecessary lighting, devices and appliances. When the AC is on, keep all outside doors and […]

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July 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Councilmember Berliner Introduces Composting Bill (VIDEO)

The goal is for Montgomery County residents to recycle 70-percent of the county’s solid waste by the year 2020. Along those lines, Council Vice President Roger Berliner has introduced a bill to increase composting to eliminate food waste. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. […]

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July 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

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National Weather Service Issues a Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory from noon – 8 p.m. today for eastern Montgomery County. Affected areas include Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring. The advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected in our area. According to the NWS advisory, the combination of high temperatures and high […]

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July 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Parks Department Begins Pesticide Reduction Program This Month

Montgomery Parks officials have announced the beginning of its pesticide-reduction program this month in accordance with Bill 52-14, legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council regarding the use of pesticides on county-owned property, parks and private property. In accordance with this legislation, Montgomery Parks is embracing new ways to manage their parks while still working […]

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July 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County’s Green Streets Program Protects Streams and Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection renovates local streets around the county. CCM’s Mike Springirth reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information about Green Streets visit montgomerycountymd.gov/dep/water/green-streets.html

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Humane Society Opposes Parks Department’s Plan to Kill Canada Geese (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is opposing a plan by Montgomery County’s Department of Parks to kill hundreds of Canada geese at two local parks. Parks officials say the geese are a public safety nuisance, and they are planning to euthanize hundreds of them at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and […]

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June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Launches New Campaign to Promote Reusable Bags (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is launching a new outreach campaign to encourage residents to use reusable bags. Lorna Virgili reports that you can get free reusable bags at your local library. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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June 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

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H & M to Hold Grand Reopening in Downtown Silver Spring on June 23

H&M is celebrating its grand reopening in Downtown Silver Spring at noon on Thursday, June 23. According to a news release, the newly renovated H&M store employs 40 workers. Customers who bring garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon will have the chance to win gift cards, valued between $50 and $250, […]

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Tiny House Tour Includes Stop in Takoma Park (VIDEO)

The Tiny House “Proof is Possible” tour made a stop in Takoma Park recently. Find out more in this report, below: Visit Takoma Park City TV to see more Takoma Park City Television.    

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Promotes Reusable Bags with Stream Clean Up and Bag Giveaway (PHOTOS)

County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Craig Rice and other officials to promote the use of reusable shopping bags at an event Saturday, June 18 in Silver Spring. The event included a stream clean-up of the Stewart-April Lane Tributary, remarks by officials and a free reusable bag giveaway at the White Oak Giant Foods. “I […]

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