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Climate Solutions Speaker Series to Feature Sustainable Landscaping and a Net-Zero Energy Home

Rockville’s Climate Solutions Speaker Series continues this spring with virtual presentations exploring sustainable landscaping and a net-zero energy home.

Thursday, April 7:
“Sustainable Home Landscaping 101,” 7-8 p.m. Virtual. Learn first steps and practical tips for creating a beautiful and sustainable home garden with Beth Ginter, executive director of the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council. Topics will include planning and design tips, choosing plants, using natives and reducing invasives, and creating wildlife habitat. Register at

Thursday, May 12:
“Building and Living in Montgomery County’s First Certified Net Zero Energy Home.” 7-8 p.m. Virtual. A middle-income family living in a 1951 Twinbrook Cape Cod remodeled their home to be 100% powered by the sun. Learn from Clark Reed, chair of the Rockville Environment Commission, how his home became Montgomery County’s first certified net-zero energy home, using colonial architectural features to improve climate resiliency. Register at

Future lectures in the series will be held monthly in the fall. To stay up to date on speakers as they are announced, check the city’s online calendar at and future issues of “Rockville Reports.”

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