environment

August 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. One Year Later: This week marks the first anniversary of the Flower Branch Apartments fire in Silver Spring. See Phyllis Armstrong’s thought-provoking piece on the lessons learned from the catastrophic natural gas explosion. 2. The Sky Is Falling: Gaithersburg’s Observatory Park and […]

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August 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Inoculations, the In Thing: The Montgomery County Health and Human Services Department is offering free vaccinations this week for children entering seventh grade. Days, places and times are listed here. 2. Environmentally Speaking: Gaithersburg’s Environment Committee meets at 7 p.m. with a […]

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June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Renews Commitment to Environmental Education For Maryland’s Youth

Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order on Thursday to promote outdoor learning for Maryland youth titled, “Project Green Classrooms,” according to a news release. This new executive order will allow youth to learn more about their local environment through educational programming by Maryland schools, communities and public lands. “As we work together to protect […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Says City is Committed to Protecting the Environment (VIDEO)

As mayors across the country are pledging to take the lead on climate change following President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman says the city of Gaithersburg has been on the cutting edge of environmental policies for more than a decade. Ashman said the city remains committed to protecting […]

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June 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Twitter Reacts to Trump Climate Change Announcement

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, sparked local officials to take to Twitter: Reneging on #ParisAccord harms our standing as a world leader, risks our economy, & threatens the world that our descendants must inhabit. — Brian Frosh (@BrianFrosh) June 1, 2017 President […]

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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Celebrates Earth Month (VIDEO)

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 […]

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March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Earth Hour Takes Place on March 25th, Celebrate Earth Month in April (VIDEO)

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.

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February 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Talks About Importance of Fighting for the Environment (VIDEO)

Councilmember Marc Elrich said many issues face the nation, like minimum wage and immigration, but in his eyes the environmental battle must be won.

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Immigration concerns top this week’s edition of County Report This Week. The show also includes reports about the Dickerson incinerator, a police academy for Hispanic residents, local celebrations of Black History Month, and more. Watch the 30-minute news and information show, below:

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February 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

The latest Council in Brief includes reports on the incinerator, the redevelopment of White Oak and the neighborhood action team. Susan Kenedy hosts the show, below:

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