Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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April 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 4 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 4. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson: This is an opportunity for residents to share concerns, and discuss important local issues specific to their neighborhood and District 1. This event will be held from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kensington […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 3 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 3. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Early Release: It’s the end of the quarter at Montgomery County Public Schools, so students are getting a half day today! 2. Breakfast with a Councilmember: Councilmember Craig Rice is hosting an April Breakfast meeting for District 2 area residents. […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ho- Ho- How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Montgomery County

It’s time for Montgomery County residents to recycle their Christmas trees! Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection accepts Christmas trees throughout the year in the curbside yard trim collection. However, the department will not accept artificial trees or trees with root balls in the yard trim collection. So, now that Christmas is over, make sure […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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February 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Registration Open for County’s Energy Summit

Montgomery County’s Fifth Annual Energy Summit is scheduled for April 4 and registration is officially open. The energy summit, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Green Building Council, will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring. The theme this year, “The Slight Edge: Incremental Steps […]

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July 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

County’s Green Streets Program Protects Streams and Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection renovates local streets around the county. CCM’s Mike Springirth reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information about Green Streets visit montgomerycountymd.gov/dep/water/green-streets.html

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May 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Businesses Aim for Sustainability with Green Certification Program (VIDEO)

Local businesses in Montgomery County are taking part in the Green Business Certification Program. Lorna Virgili has more in this video. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. More information on B Corporations and the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program is available online.

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March 31, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, March 31, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 31, in Montgomery County: 1. A seven-year-old girl from Silver Spring was honored by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department with the “Everyday Hero” medal after she called 911 and saved her father’s life. 2.  The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is scheduled to […]

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