Environment

December 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Montgomery County officials are urging residents to recycle their Christmas trees at the curb for recycling. Cut Christmas trees are accepted year-round for residents who receive Montgomery County-provided collection service, according to a news release. Those interesting in recycling should place trees curbside by 7 a.m. on their regularly-scheduled day. Tree must be free of […]

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December 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Places Third in Energy Reduction Competition

The City of Takoma Park, Maryland ranked third place in the final round of Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) competition. GUEP is a two-year competition nationwide that evaluates how communities utilize energy. In the final round, 10 top performing cities and counties were evaluated by a panel of judges on their energy-saving approach, performance, and […]

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December 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Is Snow in the Forecast this Weekend?

There is a small chance we may see some snow over the weekend. But don’t panic, Capital Weather Gang is only predicting flurries Friday night and again Saturday night. D.C.-area forecast: Colder weather takes control as we watch for season’s first flakes https://t.co/a7fX02T14x — Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) December 6, 2017 Mon, 12/4: 57🌤Tue, 12/5: 60🌦Wed, […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Another Dockless Bikeshare Company Comes to Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has teamed up with Spin, a dockless bikeshare company based in North America, to place 100 Spin bikes in Silver Spring starting Dec. 7. Spin is the third company to participate in Montgomery County’s dockless bike demonstration project along with LimeBike and Ofo, according to a news release. “The […]

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November 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Named Finalist in Energy-Savings Competition

Takoma Park is one of 10 finalists in the country to advance to the final round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize. This national competition recognizes top performing communities for increasing energy efficiency and reducing municipal and household energy budgets, according to a news release. Takoma Park has already saved more than 100 billion BTUs […]

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November 20, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Thanksgiving Weather Outlook

Thanksgiving is shaping up to be chilly, especially in the morning, with temperatures predicted to be as low as 29 degrees, according to darksky.com. You may want to bundle up if your Thanksgiving tradition includes an early morning walk, or possibly Bethesda’s annual Turkey Chase. The day will warm up to the mid 40s, according […]

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October 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Green Honors Sustainable Businesses During Gala (VIDEO)

Bethesda Green, a local green business incubator, held its eighth annual Green Gala, in partnership with Bethesda Magazine, to honor organizations and businesses in the county for their sustainability initiatives. “Sustainability means acting in a way that provides for the needs of the current generation without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs,” Stu […]

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

KID Museum and MCPS Partnering to Increase STEM Opportunities for Students

The KID Museum announced during its annual “Kidfest” event that the organization is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Starting this school year, middle school students will have the chance to work in teams to find a solution to a community problem by […]

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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Joins Global Climate Leadership Coalition

Montgomery County is partnering with cities, states and countries from across the world to address climate change. The county has signed the Under2 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a commitment by governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions towards net-zero by 2050, according to a news release. “Now, more than ever, jurisdictions need to redouble their […]

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September 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rain Poses Biggest Threat to Drivers, Here’s What You Should Know

As residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas  prepare for Hurricane Irma, Maryland emergency officials are urging residents to plan ahead for the tropical storm’s impact throughout the region. The latest info on #Irma. Now is the time to prepare for flooding. Check your local weather alerts. #MDPrepares #NatlPrep https://t.co/slONzu9M6A — MarylandResponds/OPR (@MarylandOPR) September 8, […]

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