Department of Environmental Protection

July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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May 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

County’s 4th Annual GreenFest Set for Saturday, May 5 in Silver Spring

GreenFest, a May 5 event at Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring, will provide Montgomery County residents a chance to learn how they can go green in the coming year, according to Susan Kornacki, with the county’s Department of Environmental Protection. “We will have all kinds of hands-on learning opportunities,” Kornacki said. Workshops include […]

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April 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Summit Gives Building Owners Information on Saving Energy

About 300 people and 20 vendors took in the Montgomery County Energy Summit in Silver Spring on Wednesday. The event was co-hosted by the county’s Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Green Building Council. “Retrofitting an existing building is much more difficult than building green to start,” said Lindsey Shaw, with the county’s Department […]

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July 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Hosts Trash Fire Awareness Event (VIDEO)

In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of disposing household waste materials safely to avoid a fire hazard, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett teamed up with the Department of Environmental Protection for an awareness event Friday. The event was held at Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Derwood. “It […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Will Focus on Engaging Children

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 […]

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Planned for May 6 in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

The Third Annual Montgomery County GreenFest is planned for Saturday, May 6 in Gaithersburg. GreenFest is the county’s largest environmentally themed festival for residents and businesses. The festival will be held at the Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, located at 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. The event is open from 11 a.m. – […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Urges Residents to Recycle During the Holidays (VIDEO)

The holidays are right around the corner and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking all residents to recycle. Lorna Virgili has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, July 26, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 26, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Education Policy Management Committee meeting: Topics on the agenda include the Choice Study and policies related to underage drinking and substance abuse. Watch the meeting live, here. 2. Manna Food Open House: Take a tour of the […]

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July 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the relocation of the Shady Grove bus depot, expansion of the police body worn camera program, the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, and more.

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