climate change

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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April 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘We Cannot Forget the Urgency of Climate Change’

County Executive Marc Elrich released the following statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in Montgomery County, we have a lot to be proud of, but we also understand that there is so much more to do. Montgomery County embraces environmental stewardship as a fundamental […]

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February 28, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

Town Hall Held to Discuss Climate Change

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and environmental activists met to discuss climate control and how to limit the county’s carbon footprint at United Therapeutics’s main campus in Silver Spring Thursday. The meeting opened with a performance by local climate musician Rick Sullivan before transitioning to a speech delivered by Adriana Hochber, Montgomery County’s Assistant Chief […]

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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 (@maryam_mcm) 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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