Category: Environment

No Weed and Feed? No Problem!

The Mayor and Council on April 26 voted unanimously to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and child care facilities, prohibiting most synthetic pesticides. Organic lawn care

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Tracking Trash and Remembering Recycling

With the arrival of summer and a growing customer base, Rockville will adjust recycling and trash collection routes in May. Collection days won’t change, but the time the trucks collect on your street may fluctuate. Be sure not to miss the truck by placing carts curbside the night before or

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Solar Co-op: Affordable Options for Rooftop Panels or Vehicle Chargers

If you are interested in rooftop solar, or are looking to install an electric vehicle charger, then this is the opportunity for you. Registration is now open for the Capital Area Solar Co-op. Rockville is joining Arlington, Frederick and Montgomery counties, and Bowie, Falls Church, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Takoma Park

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17-Year Cicadas Set to Emerge

After 17 years in the ground, Brood X cicadas will once again emerge in their billions this spring. Although indisputably creepy, with bulging red eyes and distinctive drone, the insects are harmless to humans and pets. And the infestation won’t last long — about six to eight weeks, during which

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Rockville Honors Environmental Excellence Award Winners

The Mayor and Council honored community members and two local restaurants on April 26 with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability. Eric Walsh was honored for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship for his years of picking up litter while walking (plogging). Walking up to two hours

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Survey Results Help Rockville Plot Plan for Climate Action

Rockville’s Climate Action Plan should focus on reducing greenhouse gas, addressing racial equity and protecting future generations, respondents to a recent city survey said. The city received 525 responses to the Climate Action Plan survey conducted in late 2020. Highlights included:

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This Way to Earth Day

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and Rockville is celebrating with events all spring long, including the following free or low-cost activities that promote getting outside and helping nature. All in-person events require participants to wear a face covering and practice social distancing of at least 6 feet. Activities marked

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Take Action for Energy Efficiency in October

Celebrate Energy Action Month in October and Energy Efficiency Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6 by doing your part to tackle climate change. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Day at energyefficiencyday.org. And try these ideas during Energy Action Month to get

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