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Thurs. Feb. 5, 5p-8p
Bethesda Green Happy Hour
4935 Bar & Kitchen
4935 Cordell Ave,
Sat. Feb. 7, 8p-10p
Rebels With a Cause film
Blackrock Community for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Dr.
Tues. Feb. 10, 10a-11:30a
Electric Drive Congress
US Capitol Auditorium
First St. & East Capitol St.
Wed. Feb. 11, 7p-9p
Mont Co Sustainability Network
7607 Old Georgetown Rd.
Thurs. Feb. 12, 7:30p-9p
Mont. Co. Council Hearing
100 Maryland Ave, 5th Fl.
Wed. Feb. 18, 8:30a-2p
MoCo Energy Efficiency Summit
Hilton Rockville Hotel
1750 Rockville Pike
Wed. Feb. 18, 7p-8:30p
TP/SS Solar Co-op Mtg
Silver Spring Civic Ctr
Silver Spring, MD
Fri. Feb.27, 8:30a-4p
Green Matters Symposium
Silver Spring Civic Ctr
Silver Spring, MD
Sat. Feb. 28, 11a-3p
Rescue Native Plants & Animals
Little Paint Branch Park
3900 Sellman Rd
Thurs. Mar. 5, 7p-9p
Poolesville Green Mtg
19721 Beall St.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Join hundreds of your neighbors and local organizations to celebrate our amazing local environment and learn about the key role YOU play in keeping it healthy. The Montgomery County GreenFest is a free event with something for everyone to enjoy.
Saturday, March 28th
11am – 4pm
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Activities will be focused in the Cultural Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Arts Center and Jesup Blair Park!
Do you work for an environmental business or nonprofit that would like to be an exhibitor at the GreenFest? Learn more about being an exhibitor and submit an application.
On Monday, January 19, 2015 we had nearly 50 volunteers show up at the Wheaton Claridge Park for a Day of Service.
We enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air, had some fun and met neighbors, and took an active role in caring for our local park! Thank you to everyone who made this event so successful. Many attendees were new to this park, so we hope you enjoyed and will go back on your own.
Maryland Master Naturalist Training
Do you LOVE nature and the outdoors? If so, consider becoming a Maryland Master Naturalist volunteer!
Brookside Nature Center (Wheaton, MD) will host a Master Naturalist training, in conjunction with the UMD Extension Program (http://extension.umd.edu/masternaturalist). A 60-hour, hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship – and 40 hours of volunteer service at any of Montgomery Parks’ nature facilities.
The next cycle starts March 2015
...so apply TODAY!
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: Great ethnic restaurants, many being top rated by Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post and Zagat. Explore the culinary delights downtown Wheaton has to offer. more »
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Congratulations to Montgomery County for being designation as a Maryland Smart Energy Community (MSEC), on January 7th. The County has been recognized for its commitment to reducing electricity consumption in our facilities and petroleum consumption by our fleet. Learn more Smart Energy Community.
Are you wondering about the discussion surrounding Exelon and Pepco? Here is a link to a Washington Post article about the findings from an independent think tank.
Have you read about the National Park Service proposing user fees for the C&O Canal Towpath? They are accepting public input regarding this proposal until February 22. More information and a form to submit comments is available here. Next public hearing - Feb. 5 - Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave, MD 20812 from 7:00- 8:30 PM
Charge on I-95: BMW and Volkswagen will build fast-charging stations for electric cars between DC and Boston. The stations can charge a car in 20 minutes, boosting sales and efforts to meet fuel efficiency standards.
No more packing peanuts: Montgomery County banned polystyrene and packing peanuts from use by county businesses and online retailers. The county will investigate complaints to enforce the law.
No endangered species: After 10 to 15 searches in Rock Creek Park within Montgomery County, an American University professor has found no evidence of any endangered crustaceans near the proposed Purple Line route.
Skating on Green Ice: Eco-Friendly Ice Rinks
Keep the ice white isn't always the greenest process, but here in MoCo, we're skating on green ice. Learn about the efforts taken at the Rockville Town Center and Silver Spring Ice Rinks to keep our streams clean and their energy bills low! Read their story!
Montgomery County's Council just passed a bill basically mandating its DOT build safer streets and kicked off a year long process to come up with full Complete Streets guidelines:
Local Savenia Labs Wins DOE ‘SunShot’ Catalyst Competition
Savenia Labs won for creating Savenia Solar Ratings, a rating label like CarFax but for solar homes. Savenia Solar Ratings help home sellers and buyers more easily understand and unlock the monetary value in solar systems with innovative rating labels and marketing materials. Read more.