climate change

September 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Break Ground on New Electric Bus Project in Silver Spring

Montgomery County leaders broke ground on a new microgrid and charging infrastructure project that will enable 44 Ride On buses to transition from diesel power to electric. Eventually, the Brookville Bus Depot in Silver Spring will support 70 electric buses, leaders said during a press conference at the location Thursday. The project is expected to […]

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June 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Climate Plan Offers 86 Actions Including Energy, Transportation and Public Engagement Measures

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released a Climate Action Plan with 86 measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels and help mitigate climate change risks. “We’ve got to treat this kind of like we treated COVID[-19],” Elrich said during a press conference unveiling the plan Wednesday. “With […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils Climate Plan ‘Among the Most Ambitious in the World’ to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled the county’s Climate Action Plan. At the Marian Fryer Town Plaza in Downtown Wheaton, Elrich said the county’s climate goals aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. “They are among the most ambitious in the […]

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June 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Still Hopeful About Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Gov. Larry Hogan said in Gaithersburg on Thursday that he’s still hopeful about Congress pushing through a bipartisan infrastructure deal. On Tuesday, the negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans ended after the two parties couldn’t reach an agreement to improve the nation’s infrastructure. President Biden’s initial plan proposed a $2.3 trillion package; the Republicans […]

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April 23, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces New Engagement Series For Earth Month

In honor of Earth Month, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and One Montgomery Green (OMG) have teamed up to present “Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG”.  This new series will discuss relevant environmental topics that are important to local residents. The first discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April […]

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March 9, 2021 | Rachel Clair

March 12 Deadline: Submit Programming for Green Energy Summit

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is calling for proposals for the 2021 virtual energy summit. The deadline to submit an education session idea is March 12. The theme of this year’s summit is “Resiliency, from Building to Community” which will take place from May 4 to May 6. The annual event has been […]

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February 10, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County, MCPS, Montgomery College to Co-Host Virtual Climate Youth Town Hall

Montgomery College, Montgomery County and Montgomery County Public Schools will co-host a virtual Climate Youth Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11 to discuss how the County will address the climate emergency. The event will last from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Students attending the event can engage in conversations about climate action and […]

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October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Councilmember Glass to Introduce Legislation to Expand Composting in County

Councilmember Evan Glass will introduce legislation Tuesday that expands composting in Montgomery County. Councilmembers Andrew Friedson and Nancy Navarro are co-leading this effort. Included in the legislation is the Zoning Text Amendment. ZTA 20-04 will create a greener local economy by increasing the materials farmers can use to produce and manufacture compost and mulch. According […]

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September 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Unveils First Electric Ride On Buses

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other local officials unveiled the county’s first four electric Ride On buses at the David F. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center in Rockville.  The buses produce zero greenhouse gas emissions and each saves the county about $100,000 per year. 10 more buses are expected to be introduced […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Museum Offers Socially-Distanced Outdoor ‘Artina’ Exhibit 

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many people home and many buildings closed. The Sandy Spring Museum remains closed however its annual summer outdoor exhibit “Artina” still went on display this year.  The widespread exhibit makes social distancing easy. This year’s theme focuses on light, illumination and climate change. Artina 2020 is on display until Nov. […]

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