The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments awarded the City of Rockville a 2023 Climate and Energy Leadership Award, recognizing the city’s Flood Resiliency Program as a climate stewardship program that engages and serves the region’s underserved communities and neighborhoods.
The City of Rockville offers residents two free food scrap drop-off sites to make composting easy, keep valuable materials out of landfills and reduce excessive greenhouse gas emissions:
Join Larissa Johnson of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection to learn about the county’s home electrification incentives in the latest installment of Rockville’s Climate Solutions Speaker Series. The virtual webinar, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, will discuss how to connect with the county’s home electrification help desk
Native trees are beautiful, provide important habitat for birds and other wildlife, and help absorb stormwater runoff and pollutants. Rockville residents can receive a $150 rebate per tree from the city for planting native trees and up to a maximum of $5,000 in rebates across all rebate options. Eligible properties
Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is a fast growing, non-native, invasive tree that spreads rapidly in natural areas and yards, produces toxins that prevent other plants from growing, and is the host plant for the spotted lanternfly, a highly destructive, non-native, invasive insect. For these reasons, they should be removed.
Montgomery County will launch a program in October to offer incentives for residents to electrify their homes. Electrification involves replacing fossil fuel-powered equipment with electric. Household gas stoves, water heaters, furnaces, or dryers can be switched for cleaner, more efficient, climate-friendly electric appliances or heat pumps. Take the Electrify Everything
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Join the City of Rockville for the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The celebration will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road.
Rockville will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as the city holds its 52nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 13, and a week of service activities.
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