climate change

April 22, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This 49-year-old tradition allows us to appreciate the environment in which we live. With climate change looming around us, we found some ways you can help reduce our county’s carbon footprint and celebrate Earth Day. Calculate your carbon footprint. Figure out […]

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February 25, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Elrich Ready to Take On Climate Emergency

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is tackling climate change with one big step that can affect our local community. Elrich testified at the Economic Matters Committee hearing in Annapolis in support of a bill that would allow the state to adopt the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. Through the CCA, local governments can purchase clean and […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan’s Bipartisan Appeal to Address Climate Change

Governor Larry Hogan is continuing to ride his “purple surfboard” in a new bipartisan appeal to address climate change. Hogan and Ralph Northam, the democratic governor of Virginia, published a column in The Washington Post earlier this week, calling on state officials “to put aside partisan interest and get to work” on addressing the climate […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Address Committee for Montgomery at Legislative Breakfast

Maryland and Montgomery County officials spoke at the Committee for Montgomery’s 2018 Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Committee for Montgomery consists of county leaders who promote policies to increase opportunities for county residents. More specifically, they support education policies and promote economic and infrastructure development that would benefit the county. At the breakfast, Senator Chris Van […]

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April 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Climate Change Activists Seek $1 Million

A group concerned about climate change is asking the Montgomery County Council to include in the fiscal 2019 budget an office of climate emergency and $1 million for public awareness campaign to educate residents on climate emergency. About 30 members of various groups gathered in the Council Office Building cafeteria and heard from three council […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Goucher Poll Reveals Racial Divide in Maryland

Whites and African-Americans generally agree on the state of race relations in Maryland, but when it comes to individual issues, a divide emerges, according to a poll released Thursday. For example, the poll found 59 percent of African-Americans and 61 percent of whites agree that race relations in Maryland have gotten worse in the past […]

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June 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Joins More Than 300 Other Cities in Supporting Paris Climate Agreement

Rockville City Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and the Rockville City Council adopted a resolution at their recent meeting in support of the Paris Climate Agreement to reinforce reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a news release. This resolution comes amid President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord earlier […]

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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 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 2, in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a beautiful Friday. Here are five more things to know today, June 2nd, in Montgomery County: 1. Lyme Alert: Montgomery County health officials are sharing important information about Lyme disease and what you can do to protect yourself when outdoors this summer. For more information, visit the county’s website, here. 2. Water […]

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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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