Category: Environment

Stuck at Home for Weeks? Time to Fix a Leak!

With household water leaks found in an estimated 11 million homes, leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency observed national Fix a Leak Week from March 16-22, but homeowners who are staying close to home during the COVID-19 emergency might use

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At-home Activities for Earth Day’s 50th

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. And while current events prevent us from celebrating this gold anniversary together, there are still ways to celebrate at home. Follow the city’s Croydon Creek Nature Center on Facebook for nature activities to do at home, from nature journaling, to

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Get Free Ecofriendly Lightbulbs Throughout FeBREWary

FeBREWary, a monthlong celebration of Maryland craft beer, also offers an opportunity to lower your utility bills – saving you money for more beer! Visit one of these Brews and Bulbs events and swap old incandescent and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for up to four new LEDs: Wednesday, Feb.

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Rockville Demonstrates a Record of Environmental Stewardship

Rockville leadership and the community have worked hard to become leaders in environmental stewardship. Here are some of our accomplishments: Rockville was named the 2018 Sustainability Champion for amassing the highest points of all cities in the Maryland Sustainable Communities Certification program. Learn more at The city now has

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Rockville Seeks Environmentalists to Be Recognized During Earth Month

Feb. 21 is Deadline for Nominations for Environmental Awards 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. 21 for awards to be presented during Earth Month

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Save Dollars, and Energy, with Tax-free Presidents Day Weekend

Buy Energy-saving Products Feb. 15-17 or Apply for Energy Rebates Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a water heater, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend. On Feb. 15-17, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s

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A Green Game Plan to Fight the White Stuff

Environmentally Friendly Snow- and Ice-Removal Tips Follow these tips to keep your driveway and sidewalks ice-free this winter, while minimizing the environmental impact: Shovel Early, Shovel OftenRemoving fresh snow before it has a chance to harden into ice is the best way to keep your pavement clear. Deicers work best

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Save Some Green and Create a Place for Wildlife to Be Seen

The city’s RainScapes Rebates program offers single-family homeowners and nonprofits, including religious institutions, private schools and homeowners associations, up to $2,500 in rebates for landscaping that is designed to green your backyard and reduce pollution. The program offers rebates for planting trees and conservation landscaping, installing rain barrels, or removing

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Test Your Green Thumb with a Rockville Garden Plot

Yard Too Small for That Spring Harvest You’ve Always Dreamed Of? The City of Rockville has 159 garden plots, approximately 25-by-25 feet, available for rent at Woottons Mill Park for growing food and other plants. The cost is $80 per plot for nonresidents; Rockville residents pay $62.50 per plot. Registration

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Most Recent Articles

Mayor and Council Approve Increases to Parking Fines

Increase Fines for Parking Near Fire Hydrants, in Fire Lanes and Handicap Spaces Motorists could face significantly higher fines for illegally parking near fire hydrants, in fire lanes or in designated handicap parking spaces after the Mayor and Council approved

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Comp Plan Discussion Continues

Adoption Planned for Early August The Mayor and Council are continuing to discuss parts of the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan, leading up to its possible adoption in August.

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