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Clean Air Partners Announces Winning Slogan and Opens 2012 Poster Contest

From Clean Air Partners:

Clean Air Partners, a public-private partnership chartered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, announced the winners of its 2012 slogan contest and the start of its annual poster contest.  Both contests are part of the program’s school-based curriculum to encourage local middle school students and educators to study and actively pursue solutions for air pollution and climate change.

Rockville Collects Christmas Trees for Recycling

Rockville Collects Christmas Trees for Recycling

 

County Submits Bikeshare Application to MDOT for a $1 Million Grant

County Submits Bikeshare Application to MDOT for a $1 Million Grant

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has submitted an application to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a $1 million grant that will fund a bikesharing system in southern Montgomery County. The bikeshare application to MDOT is the fifth grant submitted by MCDOT over the past three years seeking funding for bikesharing, but the first to the State of Maryland, which announced a bikeshare grant program this November.

Leggett to Distribute Reusable Bags to Shoppers on Black Friday

Leggett to Distribute Reusable Bags to Shoppers on Black Friday

 

The following notice was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Leggett to Launch Public Outreach Campaign for County's New Carryout Bag Law

Leggett to Launch Public Outreach Campaign for County's New Carryout Bag Law

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

County Executive Ike Leggett will launch the public outreach campaign for the County’s new Carryout Bag Law that will take effect January 1. Under the law, retailers must charge five cents for each paper or plastic carryout bag they provided to establishments in the County to customers at the point of sale, pickup or delivery. Retailers will receive a one-cent rebate on each plastic bag to help cover administrative costs.

“Clean up, Green up” Prince George's County

“Clean up, Green up”  Prince George's County

County Announces Pickup Dates/Hours and Locations of Materials for Beautification Event

According to Linda Lowe from Prince George’s County, here are the following pickup dates for all plants, planting materials and litter collection equipment to all citizens, residents, municipalities, businesses, schools and homeowner organizations participating in “Clean Up, Green Up” Prince George’s County. The below-listed schedule details the information all groups will need to join in the events scheduled for October 22, 2011 taking place at various sites throughout the County.

Plants and Planting Materials Pickup Dates/Hours and Location:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All Civic Groups pick up from:
Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT)
8400 D’Arcy Road
Forestville, MD
(301) 499-8531