Montgomery College students recently toured the Solid Waste and Recycling facility in Rockville. Brianna Hurwitz reports. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.
Montgomery County Executive celebrated National Arbor Day by planting a tree at the Bethesda Library. He is urging the passage of legislation to replace trees lost to development. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.
A bill that would revise Montgomery County’s five-cent excise tax on disposable bags was introduced before the County Council during the Council’s general session on April 23. Bill 10-13 would limit the tax to bags distributed at food stores. It also would repeal the tax on plastic food take-out bags. The County’s tax on bags [...]
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will launch the county’s newest effort to encourage businesses and residents to “go green” through actions on their property that enhance the county’s environmental goals on April 29 at 12:30 p.m. on Rokeby Avenue in Garrett Park. The Green Landscape Business Certification Program expands eligibility for the Green Business Certification [...]
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently launched a monthly newsletter. “Your Green Montgomery” contains articles about green living, community groups and events happening throughout the county. The first newsletter features articles on Earth Month activities, the importance of community greening organizations and the Sierra Club’s work to promote energy efficiency education. Sign [...]
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will celebrate the restoration of Lower Booze Creek and invites the Bannockburn community to attend the event and learn more about the project. The event will be held Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the project entrance along Helmsdale Road and Selkirk Drive. The [...]
Cedar Grove and Summit Hall elementary schools have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Green Ribbon Schools Award. They are among a total of 64 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 [...]
The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 34-12 to expand the Water Quality Protect Charge to all properties not otherwise exempt under state law on April 16. The bill implements in the county a state law approved in 2012. Councilmember Roger Berliner comments. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its [...]
The number of green jobs in Maryland is on the rise. The Bureau of Statistics reports that green jobs now comprise close to 4 percent of the jobs in Maryland. The fastest growing sector of green jobs is solar energy which has grown nearly 64 percent from 2003 to 2010. Visit our PEG partner County [...]
In prepartion for Earth Day, Gaithersburg City Councilmember Ryan Spiegel was joined by a dozen enthusiastic employees of Home Depot who volunteered to clean up Shady Grove Road. These volunteers ventured into the brush to pull out discarded car bumpers, hubcaps, street signs and more. Working together they filled approximately 20 large garbage bags. Take [...]