environment

May 28, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

MCPS Schools Recognized for Sustainable Practices, Environmental Curriculum

Maryland Green Schools Awards were recently presented to Redland, Roberto Clemente and Rosa Parks middle schools. This award signifies a commitment to education practices that work to increase environmental awareness for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. Schools earn this award by integrating sustainable practices and environmental education curriculum, as well as professional development and […]

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April 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hundreds Attend Montgomery County’s 5th Annual GreenFest

Brookside Gardens hosted the fifth annual Montgomery County GreenFest this weekend in celebration of National Earth Day. There were more than 85 vendors, and a variety of activities for locals to enjoy. Vendors offered insight on how people can do their part on the local level to help the Earth’s resources.   Watch this video […]

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April 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Young Adults Join Montgomery Parks to Pot Nearly 500 Trees

Nearly 500 trees are being re-potted at the Pope Farm Nursery in Gaithersburg this week, all in celebration of Earth Month. About 25 student-volunteers worked with Montgomery Parks to get the job done. The students are a part of a program run by the Latin American Youth Center that offers job training in green infrastructure […]

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April 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit Held in Silver Spring

The sixth annual Montgomery County Energy Summit was held at the Silver Spring Civic Building. County Executive Marc Elrich was among the guest speakers. The summit was co-hosted by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the US Green Building Council National Capital Region. Key discussions included ways businesses and building owners can work together […]

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April 2, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Earth Month Events Across Montgomery County

This month marks the 49th anniversary of “Earth Month,” a global campaign that stresses the importance of protecting the planet’s air, land and water. Events are scheduled throughout the month for Montgomery County residents to learn about and take part in preserving the environment. “Learn About Organic Lawn Care” at the Rock Creek Conservancy Office […]

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February 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Garrett Park Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws

Garrett Park became the first town in Maryland to ban single-use plastic straws, plastic stirrers, or plastic “splash sticks” for all businesses and permitted events. The ordinance, which creates a fine for violators, was passed unanimously by the town council. This ordinance comes from a worldwide effort to cut down on plastic waste, particularly in single-use items […]

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April 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Here’s a List of County Events to Celebrate Earth Month

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer are expected to present a joint proclamation to deem April as Earth Month on April 17, but Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is hosting various events all month long focusing on the environment. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about making […]

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March 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for March 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Friday, March 12 in Montgomery County: 1. Dogs and Cats: The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee takes up a review of the county’s Animal Services and Adoption Center at its 9:30 a.m. Here’s the staff report. At the same time, the Health and Human Services Committee considers […]

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August 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. One Year Later: This week marks the first anniversary of the Flower Branch Apartments fire in Silver Spring. See Phyllis Armstrong’s thought-provoking piece on the lessons learned from the catastrophic natural gas explosion. 2. The Sky Is Falling: Gaithersburg’s Observatory Park and […]

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August 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Inoculations, the In Thing: The Montgomery County Health and Human Services Department is offering free vaccinations this week for children entering seventh grade. Days, places and times are listed here. 2. Environmentally Speaking: Gaithersburg’s Environment Committee meets at 7 p.m. with a […]

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