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Category: Environment

Council to Discuss Ways to Enhance Tree Canopy in College Park

At tonight’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss ways to enhance tree canopy in College Park. As a result of the utility line clearance work in 2016, the Mayor and Council, Tree and Landscape Board (TLB) and Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) became concerned about the perceived loss of tree canopy throughout the […]

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 in Environment | No Comments »

Maryland Bill Seeks to Oppose Restrictions on Backyard Gardening

The Maryland legislature is considering a bill (SB 62) to help prevent local jurisdictions from prohibiting or limiting the installation or cultivation of backyard gardens on single-family property. The bill also prohibits property instruments, including contracts, deeds, or covenants, from prohibiting a homeowner or tenant from installing or cultivating a backyard garden on single-family property, […]

Monday February 27th, 2017 in Environment | No Comments »

City Considering a New Community Garden in Hollywood

As you recall, a few months ago, we ran a survey in the community aboutthe idea of building a community garden in north College Park. Among the top choices, many of the survey responders liked the idea of having the proposed community garden next to the dry cleaner at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue […]

Monday November 21st, 2016 in Environment, sustainability | No Comments »

Thank you for Keeping College Park Clean

Thanks everyone who came out to yesterday’s community cleanup event. We had a great turn out. Around 50 community members joined us. We started at the Hollywood tot lot and covered many streets between and on Rt1, Edgewood Rd, Rhode Island Ave and Indian Lane. Also, our sincere thanks to the North College Park Civic […]

Sunday November 20th, 2016 in Community, Environment | No Comments »

City to Add Electric Vehicles Charging Stations in Downtown Garage

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council approved the purchase and installation of two electric vehicle charging stations in the City’s parking garage. The cost to purchase and install the two charging stations will not exceed $12,900. The EV charging stations will be another visible sign of the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability. City […]

Wednesday November 16th, 2016 in Environment, sustainability | No Comments »

City to Add New recycling Decals on All City Eecycling Bins

Keep an eye out for the new recycling decals that will be placed on all City recycling bins! Department of Public Works crews are currently distributing the decals throughout the City – first on replacement bins and then onto new lids that will be retrofitted onto the remaining recycling bins. This process should be completed […]

Saturday November 12th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Community Cleanup – July 23, 2016

Please join us our second community cleanup this year on July 23rd, 8:30 am, at the Hollywood Park, near the Greenbelt Metro. At the last cleanup, we covered several streets around the Hollywood commercial district. This time, we plan to cover streets at the eastern part of our district. Please see below for details and […]

Wednesday July 6th, 2016 in Environment | No Comments »

Group to Host Composting Workshop

WORKSHOP: Composting In Your Backyard Sponsored by College Park Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: Old Parrish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park PARKING PERMITS: We’ll supply one when you arrive at the location. This one-hour workshop will focus on the basic principles of […]

Sunday May 8th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Community Cleanup, Saturday, May 21

Please mark your calendar. I’m organizing a community cleanup on May 21. Please see below for details.

Thursday May 5th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Take Challenge for Water Conservation

The Mayor’s Water Challenge (Challenge) is an environmental conservation outreach program. This educational effort consists of a series of online pledges that City residents can complete at www.mywaterpledge.com. The Challenge is run by the Wyland Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life. The Challenge is […]

Friday April 15th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

City Launches Litter Logo Contest

College Park needs your help! The Committee for a Better Environment is looking for logo design submissions that raise awareness of litter, proper waste disposal, and recycling in our city. Logos should incorporate graphic elements, characters, colors, and/or a text slogan that evokes an appropriate message. Designers of all ages and abilities are welcome to […]

Monday April 4th, 2016 in Environment | No Comments »

Pepco Providing 1,350 Trees to Local Customers

Pepco announced last week that it will provide 1,350 free trees to customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland through the Energy-Saving Trees program. It’s the sixth year of the partnership that helps customers conserve energy and reduce household electric bills through strategic tree planting. Since 2011, Pepco customers will have received more than […]

Tuesday March 29th, 2016 in Environment | No Comments »

Rain Check Rebate Program – What You Want to Know

Debra Weller from the county’s Department of the Environment came to this month’s North College Park meeting to talk about the Rain Check Rebate program, which offers up to $4,000 in rebates for implementing storm water management practices at your residence. Please see below the slides she presented at the meeting. If you’re interested in […]

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Saturday March 19th, 2016 in Environment | No Comments »