Poolesville Green worked with students in Poolesville High School’s Global Ecology Program and in Montgomery College on films that examine efforts by innovating residents of Upper Montgomery County to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in their homes, small businesses, and automobiles. Check out our new Energy page for updates and information.
Launch Party Draws a Big Turn Out
Our launch party was a great success. Over 50 people came to Cuigini’s on May 6th to learn about Poolesville Green and to network with other area residents who are interested in environmental issues. Poolesville Green’s Executive Director, Tim Whitehouse, Deputy Director, Joyce Breiner, Commissioner Eddie Kuhlman, State Senator and Majority Leader Rob Garagiola and Council Members Craig Rice and George Leventhal, and Bethesda Green’s Executive Director Dave Feldman gave brief remarks. Thanks to the Senator Garagiola and Council Member Valerie Ervin for the wonderful certificates in recognition of our work. Most of all, thank you to everyone who came. It was great fun, and we enjoyed hearing about your wonderful ideas for future events.
Poolesville Green’s projects work to promote energy efficiency, sustainable building practices, cars of the future, water conservation, and recycling. As a new organization that relies on volunteers, let us know your ideas for projects and how you would like to get involved!
Electronics Recycling Drop-off Event
Thanks to all who brought out their old or unwanted electronics for recycling on April 10, 2011. The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste reported a steady turn out during the event and said the participation by the community was much better than a similar event held 2 years ago. Poolesville Green helped spread the word.
Is Your Yard a Water Quality Hero? Rainscapes Workshop!
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Poolesville area gardeners held a rainscapes workshop on March 19, 2011 to demonstrate how making a few changes in your home or business’s landscaping can improve the water quality of the whole county. Check out our new Water page for updates and information.
Promoting Energy Audits
Poolesville Green held a house party on January 21 where Jim McKenna of Green Step Today demonstrated the basics of a home energy audit, and discussed with local residents the utility, county, state and federal programs available to them that encourage home weatherization projects. Check out the new Energy page for updates and information.