Adam Ortiz

April 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Announces Food Scraps Recycling Program for Businesses and Organizations

Montgomery County will begin the Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Program after Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order is lifted.  Officials announced the new program Wednesday, on Earth Day. County Executive Marc Elrich acknowledged that this year, Earth Day is different.  “This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and probably the most difficult anniversary […]

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November 15, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches Campaign to Encourage Green Gift-Giving this Holiday Season

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched a campaign Friday called “Gift Outside the Box” to motivate sustainable gift-giving this holiday season.  The campaign kickoff took place at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Rockville.  Montgomery County launched a campaign today called 'Gift Outside the Box,' to encourage green-gift-giving this holiday season. Also, […]

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May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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April 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Greening Up Montgomery County

Montgomery County recycles a lot of its trash, but it’s going to have to recycle a lot more if it wants to close its pollution-belching incinerator in Dickerson — it won’t be easy being green Montgomery, or so says the county’s environmental protection chief, Adam Ortiz. Listen to his chat with Doug Tallman on this […]

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January 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Department of Environmental Protection Appointee Discusses Goals and Concerns

Adam Ortiz, the County Executive’s Appointee as Director of Environmental Protection, spoke to MCM before the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday about his goals.  

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