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No Weed and Feed? No Problem!

Montgomery County’s pesticide law applies in the City of Rockville and bars the use of most nonorganic pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and childcare facilities. Organic lawn care is healthier for children, pets and the environment. And it doesn’t mean your lawn has to be any less

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Energy Action Is Climate Action

Celebrate Energy Awareness Month in October and Energy Efficiency Day (energyefficiencyday.org) on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and do your part to tackle climate change. Get started on a home energy assessment at homeenergysavings.pepco.com/residential/energy-assessments for help understanding your home’s energy use and identifying ways to save money.

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Be Rockville Ready and Be Prepared for Flooding

Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. With hurricane season here, it’s important to know the risk and be prepared to reduce the impact of potential flooding. Last year, the region experienced widespread flood damage from remnants of Hurricane Ida, which swept through Rockville as a tropical depression on Sept.

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Climate Solutions Speakers Series Takes on Climate Change at Home

Rockville’s Climate Solutions Speaker Series returns this fall with free virtual presentations exploring flood preparedness, energy efficiency and how to reduce waste at home.    Thursday, Sept. 8: Dealing with Flooding — What Can You Do?7-8 p.m. Virtual. Join this interactive session to learn how to reduce flood risk, presented

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Mayor and Council Adopt Energy Disclosure and Radon Laws

The Mayor and Council adopted an ordinance on July 18 that applies Montgomery County’s home energy disclosure and radon testing laws to the sale of single-family homes and townhomes in Rockville. The change provides home buyers with access to important home health and energy information. It is proposed to take

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Rockville Awarded State Grant for Energy-Efficient Streetlights

The City of Rockville was recently selected to receive $449,750 for light-emitting diode streetlight conversion, as part of the Maryland Energy Administration’s new Streetlight and Outdoor Lighting Efficiency Pilot Grant Program. The SOLE Pilot Grant Program selected 11 awardees, comprising local governments and school districts, to receive grants totaling over

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Trees, If You Please

The City of Rockville will give away a limited number of native trees and shrubs to Rockville residents during a pickup event from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. Here’s what you need to know: Trees will be available to City of Rockville

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No Weed and Feed? No Problem!

When Montgomery County’s pesticide law went into effect in the city last year, it barred the use of most nonorganic pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and childcare facilities. But it didn’t mean the end of healthy green lawns in Rockville. Organic lawn care is healthier for children,

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Get Charged Up with the County’s EV Purchasing Cooperative

If you’re ready to “Lead the EV Charge,” join the Montgomery County Electric Vehicle Purchasing Co-op today. The cooperative is gaining momentum, with its pilot phase meeting its goal of securing 1,000 pledges from county residents to make their next vehicle an electric vehicle. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/zev to make the pledge

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Rooftop Solar Co-op Promises Savings From the Sun

Thinking of purchasing rooftop solar but not sure where to start? Join the Capital Area Solar Co-op to lower your energy costs, become energy independent, and participate in the renewable revolution. The co-op runs until Tuesday, Aug. 30 and helps community members navigate the process and join together to increase

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New Speed Cameras Coming to Wootton Parkway

In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department is deploying a new speed monitoring system in the 2500 block of Wootton Parkway, near its intersection with Fairwood Court. RCPD is scheduled

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Rockville Seeks Members for Community Policing Board

Community members are encouraged to apply to serve on the city’s Community Policing Advisory Board. The board provides recommendations to the Mayor and Council on how to support Rockville City Police Department programs, training, and professional development, and crime and

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