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April is Earth Month

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April is Earth Month 

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The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will celebrate April as “Earth Month” with activities and events aimed at taking action and fostering environmental awareness and stewardship across our community.

Throughout April, residents can participate in activities to promote sustainability, conservation and eco-conscious living. From educational workshops to community clean-up events, DEP is working with the community to make a positive impact on the local environment. Earth Month will cap off on April 27 with “GreenFest,” the largest annual environmental festival in the County.

"I encourage everyone in our community to act now and join us in celebrating Earth Month and as we renew our commitment to protecting the environment," said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Take a composting class, join a neighborhood cleanup and come to GreenFest. By engaging in these meaningful activities and promoting sustainable practices, we can make a difference in our County today and for generations to come."

Earth Month activities will include:

  • Earth Month Clean-Up Events: Join DEP staff and community members for neighborhood cleanup efforts at various county locations. The events will provide an opportunity to take an active role in preserving the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • Composting and Recycling Workshops: DEP will host a series of workshops covering topics such as composting, energy efficiency and sustainable gardening. These sessions will empower participants with practical knowledge and tips for reducing their environmental footprint.
  • Food Waste Prevention Week Education: As part of the effort to reduce food waste in the County, DEP will have information about food waste prevention at grocery stores throughout the County during April.
  • Illumination Stations: Shine a light on energy savings and keep more money in your pockets. DEP is hosting a series of events where people can apply for energy assistance and exchange old incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs for new energy-efficient LED light bulbs.
  • GreenFest 2024: DEP and a coalition of public and nonprofit partners will host this annual event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Blackrock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

“Simply put, Earth Month is about individuals, communities, schools and other partner organizations taking action to help our environment,” said DEP Director Jon Monger. “I hope you will join in community cleanups, Earth Day fairs, composting workshops and other events and ways to learn more about how we can individually and collectively take action as stewards of our planet.”

For a full calendar of Earth Month events, visit the Montgomery County DEP website.

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Wonder when there will be seminars on the effects of battery material disposal and the ming of the materials on the environment? Is the push to go green a short term change with huge negative effects on the future? Worth pondering! Enjoy your day.

Apr 11, 2024 04:01 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Roy, Nice to get the word out on The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection gearing up it's "Earth Month" with a series of activities to cultivate environmental consciousness.

Apr 11, 2024 04:31 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks Roy for sharing importance of saving our earth, since we only have ONE!!!

"I encourage everyone in our community to act now and join us in celebrating Earth Month and as we renew our commitment to protecting the environment,"

Apr 11, 2024 04:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It sounds like there are some very educational activities in store - the composting and food waste prevention caught my attention!

Apr 11, 2024 04:58 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Earth Month. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 11, 2024 05:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I often wonder how Earth will survive the trash all of us produce in our daily lives.  Education is probably our best weapon.  

Apr 11, 2024 05:43 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I surely don't keep track of these sort of things, so I am glad you share and I will try to observe Earth month to the best of my ability, haha.

Apr 11, 2024 07:05 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy,

I love the activities and events that Montgomery County is offering that is aimed at taking action and fostering environmental awareness and stewardship across our community. Great way to celebrate Earth Month.

Apr 11, 2024 08:00 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Living here in the high desert, we have adjusted our behaviors respective to water as well as energy.  As far as the earth, we leave it to Mother Nature and do not disturb it beyond our yard which is about a half acre leaving the other 1.5 acre alone. The disturbance is to keep the snakes away as well as a fire break.

Apr 11, 2024 12:07 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Apr 15, 2024 08:17 AM