Creating a Greener Silver Spring

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties

Recycling & Green IssuesA new nonprofit organization is taking shape in Silver Spring, and it's bringing together residents, businesses and county officials, says

The purpose of this nonprofit called Silver Spring Green is to make the city's downtown area greener and to reach out to both businesses and residents to help with the cause of sustainable living. Currently it's a very grass roots effort that's getting much positive feedback from all who've gotten involved.

This effort is similar to a program in Bethesda called Bethesda Green, but the Silver Spring group wants to put their city's own unique mark on the project, emphasizing what's most important for them.

Five local companies contributed the founding board members for Silver Spring Green: Impact Silver Spring, Capital One Bank, Clean Currents, Innovative Business Interiors, and Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company.  While the organization was incorporated last week, its nonprofit status is still in the works.

Businesses realize that sustainability and green issues are important to their industry and especially to their customers.  Residents know it will make a difference for future generations.

Discovery Communications provides a meeting space for the group and is also helping with their website and brochures. Organizers will be sending out flyers, knocking on doors and hosting neighborhood conversation circles to make residents aware of the group and hopefully get them interested in participating.  Within the next few weeks their website,, should be up as well.

So if you're approached and asked if you'd like to help make Silver Spring greener, say yes and join the cause!

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Comments (3)

Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Mynor, what a great organization! Making Silver Spring greener is a worthy effort for sure. Making anyplace greener is GREAT!

Jun 04, 2011 05:27 AM
Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

Hello Mynor, great hyper-local post - but this should be public not members only! I'm sure your local Silver Springs MD residents and businesses would enjoy it.

Jun 04, 2011 08:51 AM
Mynor Herrera
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
Mynor Herrera, GRI

Alas, I don't pay for the blog so ActiveRain will only allow me to do members only posts. :-(

Jun 06, 2011 01:58 PM