climate change

January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Watch Elrich’s First State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich delivered his first State of the County Address on Tuesday in front of a packed room at the Silver Spring Civic Center. In a wide-ranging speech, Elrich unveiled his budget, discussed economic development, racial equity, affordable housing, climate change and much more.

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Seeking Solar Panel Requirements on All New Single-Family Homes in 2022

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants to pass a bill that would require new single-family houses to have solar panels on their roofs starting in 2022. The environmentally-conscious solar panels would turn sunlight into electricity. Elrich wants to officially introduce the bill this year, according to The Washington Post.  In 2017, the Montgomery County Council […]

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December 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Green Bank to Help Local Energy Efficiency Investment

The Montgomery County Green Bank is one of only a dozen or so green banks of any kind in the nation. At a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Glascock Building in Bethesda recently, County Executive Marc Elrich and new Council Vice President Tom Hucker explained one of the ways the County is addressing climate change through […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Climate Activists Rally at Board of Education

Student climate advocacy group MoCo Students on Climate held a rally Friday to demand climate action from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  Students are stepping up to speak on climate change in the county. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/MFP6hXow3O — Maryam Shahzad (@maryamUMD) September 27, 2019 Students gathered with signs outside the east entrance of the Board of […]

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September 27, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Elrich Leads County Delegation at International Climate Gathering in New York

Montgomery County Executive March Elrich has been leading a delegation this week at Climate Week NYC, an international gathering of government and business leaders who are paving the way on ambitious climate action. Elrich, who was on the forefront of making Montgomery the first county in the U.S. to declare a “climate emergency” in 2017, […]

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September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Says Students at Climate Strike Are Unexcused

Montgomery County students left school Friday to participate in the Washington, D.C. Climate Strike, against Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) recommendation. The strike is part of Friday’s Global Climate Strike, which includes more than 150 countries rallying for climate change reform.  Clarksburg on the bus to the #ClimateStrike… Public transit ridership is the first step! […]

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September 13, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Town Hall to Address Climate Change in the County

County officials and environmental activists will hold a “Climate Emergency Town Hall” on Sept. 14. “We are now in a climate emergency. Addressing any emergency requires a plan, and that plan must be followed by leadership and action. Montgomery County intends to lead and set an example that others can follow and join. That is […]

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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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