Montgomery County’s third annual GreenFest will take place on May 6 at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. This year’s event, according to a news release, will focus on children learning about the role they play in protecting the environment all while having fun. “Our goal with hosting the Montgomery County GreenFest is to show families, especially […]
To help low-to-moderate income families with home energy efficiency renovations, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) granted the City of Takoma Park with a $90,000 grant. The grant will help approximately 10 energy efficient restorations for qualifying homeowners within the City, according to a news release. Eligible applicants will receive a free home energy assessment to […]
Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner issued a proclamation today recognizing the month of April as Earth Month. He was joined by Lisa Feldt, the director of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as well as several environmental groups. “Everyday is Earth Day in our department,” said Feldt. According to Feldt, there are several green […]
Students at the Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences are the winners of Montgomery Park’s 2017 Arbor Day Video Contest. In a short video, students had to answer why they loved trees in Montgomery County. Science teacher Erin Farrah’s fifth grade class collaborated with Zorianna Harabatch’s fourth grade science class to sing about the importance […]
Millions of people are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. on March 25th. The idea is to turn off the lights to inspire climate change action. Find out more, below: In April, Montgomery County will celebrate Earth Month. For details about environmental volunteer opportunities visit, here.
A 10-year-old Bethesda boy with a passion for geology has a lobbyist and two Montgomery County lawmakers in his corner for making chromite the state mineral. David Shore testified Tuesday before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee in Annapolis in support of the legislation. “It truly represents Maryland heritage and state history, and […]
The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering free trees to qualifying property owners in certain urban areas of Montgomery County. The Shades of Green program, which was launched in 2012 as a pilot program, is expanding to additional areas of the county with a high level of impervious surfaces. The goal of the program is […]
Councilmember Marc Elrich said many issues face the nation, like minimum wage and immigration, but in his eyes the environmental battle must be won.
Students from across the country including students from Montgomery County Public Schools are participating in National Engineers Week to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect their eyes, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer system […]