September 28, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Students to Lead ‘Eco Evening’ Town Hall with Elrich

Students with concerns about the environment will be able to ask questions to county government officials, including County Executive Marc Elrich, at a virtual town hall dedicated to youth environmental issues on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The event, which is part of Montgomery County’s “Eco Evening” virtual town hall series, will be lead by members of […]

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September 3, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery County Set to Break Ground on Electric Bus Depot

The atmosphere will be electric on Thursday, Sept. 9 when Montgomery County breaks ground on a first-of-its-kind electric bus depot in Silver Spring. It is all part of making Montgomery County greener and bringing the county closer to the plan of net-zero emissions by the year 2035. The project was previously announced in May 2021 […]

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August 2, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Ranger Rick Coming to a TV Near You

Silver Spring’s Red Rock Films and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will partner to create an animated series for television starring Ranger Rick. Bix Pix Entertainment will animate the beloved character. “For decades, Ranger Rick has inspired millions of children to explore, love and protect nature,” said Dawn Rodney, NWFs Chief Innovation and Growth Officer. […]

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July 7, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Three Montgomery County Employers Win Commuter Awards

Three businesses in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Commuter Services program won regional awards at the Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Awards according to a press release. The awards are given to employers that develop the most innovative and successful commuter programs that focus on reducing the number of single-occupancy drivers. Businesses incorporate the […]

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May 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

New Program Teaches County Residents How to Grow Their Own Food

Montgomery Parks is cosponsoring a new program that will teach residents how to grow their own food. MoCo Grows is a free, three-day gardening education event that provides needed tools for every growing experience level. The event will take place from June 4-6. The program includes eight interactive workshops for beginning and experienced gardeners, demonstrations, […]

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April 30, 2021 | Rachel Clair

‘Skip the Straw’ Campaign Begins Saturday

The “Skip the Straw” campaign beginning Saturday reminds Montgomery County restaurants and food service businesses to forego the extra plastic. County Executive Marc Elrich proposed the law which prohibits straws given to dine-in customers, except on request or in compliance with federal disability rights laws. The Montgomery County Council approved the bill in December 2020. […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $640,000 Awarded to County Environmental Projects 

More than $640,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 15 environmental projects in Montgomery County, officials announced Sunday. “Great start to #EarthWeek!” County Executive Marc Elrich wrote on Twitter. “These awards provide funds directly to Montgomery County organizations and communities for projects that will help clean our air and water,” County Department of Environmental […]

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April 14, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

WalletHub Ranks Maryland As 2021’s 4th Greenest State

Maryland was ranked as the 4th most environmentally friendly state in a WalletHub report, “2021’s Greenest States,” released Wednesday in honor of the upcoming Earth Day. WalletHub determined the greenest states across the nation based on comparisons across three key dimensions: “Environmental Quality,” “Eco-Friendly Behaviors” and “Climate-Change Contributions.” Maryland ranked 7th, 5th, and 8th in […]

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March 18, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Reaches Milestone of Recycling 200,000 Pounds of Food Scraps

The Montgomery County Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Partnership Program recently hit a milestone of recycling more than 200,000 pounds of food waste. “Think about it; 200,000 pounds of food scraps that would have gone in the trash was instead converted to compost and is serving a new purpose,” said Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection […]

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March 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Recycles More Than 200,000 Pounds of Food Waste

Montgomery County has collected more than 200,000 pounds of food scraps and recycled them into a material that helps the soil by improving drainage, water retention and aeration. The result is less food waste being tossed into general trash as well as compost for sale. The Montgomery County Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Partnership Program, which […]

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