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Be an Energy Star and Go Electric on Your Next Vehicle

Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 17-19 and Search for EV Incentives Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a refrigerator, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend. On Feb. 17-19, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6%

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Grow Greener with Your Own Rockville Garden Plot

Got what it takes to grow your own? The City of Rockville has 176 garden plots, measuring 25-by-25 feet, available for rent at Woottons Mill Park, on Hurley Avenue, where you can test your gardening chops. Registration for the plots opens 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8. The program runs from

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Recycle the Holidays (But Be Careful with Batteries)

When the post-holiday cleanup begins, remember: Rockville collects and recycles electronics, such as cell phones, computers, televisions and holiday lights through requests for special collections, and collects Christmas trees as part of its recycling and trash collection.

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Nominate a Neighbor for an Environmental Excellence Award

The City of Rockville’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 for awards to be presented during Earth Month in April:

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Radon Reminders: The Law, The Risks and What You Can Do

January is National Radon Action Month and a reminder of what you can do to protect your home and family. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. While no immediate symptoms will signal its presence, exposure at high levels can cause cancer. Testing is the only way to know

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Meet A Rockville Employee: Audra Lew

Audra Lew joined the City of Rockville on July 24 as the sustainability program manager in the Department of Public Works. We asked her a few questions to get to know her better and learn more about her role.

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Awarding Resiliency

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.

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Building a Better Recreation Pool

Outdoor Rec Pool to Close Aug. 16 for Renovations The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s outdoor recreation pool will close on Friday, Aug. 16, to allow a comprehensive renovation and reconfiguration to begin. These will include improvements to accessibility, and

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Mayor for a Day, the Rockville Way

Rockville welcomed Callie Walker, winner of the “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, in May. Walker, a fourth-grader at St. Mary’s School, was interviewed by Rockville 11 and visited the Rockville City Police Department, the Department of Public Works Equipment

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