Category: Environment

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 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 […]

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

Group to Discuss Bicycle Infrastructure MOU between Local Communities

At tomorrow’s Council worksession, Aaron Marcavitch , the Executive Director of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) will discuss the bicycle infrastructure MOU between local communities and give an update on the Maryland Milestones/ATHA. Earlier in 2015, each of the communities within the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area discussed potential bike connections between the trails and […]

Monday February 15th, 2016 in Environment | No Comments »

Storm water Cleanup Projects Coming to North College Park

To meet clean water regulatory requirements, the County must treat 15,000 acres of polluted runoff by 2025, consisting of 46,000 stormwater filtration devices at a price tag of $1.2 billion. This will require about 5,000 jobs from engineering to landscaping, Late last year the County entered into a public-private partnership with the Corvias Group, of […]

Monday February 8th, 2016 in Environment | 1 Comment »

Tapped: 60-minute Film About the Bottled Water Industry

Tapped: 60-minute Film about the Bottled Water Industry When: Saturday, December 5, 4 pm Where: College Park City Hall, Council chambers, 2nd floor, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740 Although this award-winning documentary was released in 2009, the topic is as important—if not more so—than it ever was. This film reveals the truth about […]

Saturday November 28th, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Nominate your Neighbor for a Green Award

The College Park Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Green Awards.  College Park residents, businesses, and other organizations who are chosen for an award will be honored with a certificate of recognition from the City, and a $100 gift certificate to a local environmentally friendly business. Awards are […]

Thursday August 13th, 2015 in Environment | No Comments »

City Plans to Improve Old Calvert Rd School Site for a Future Use

At next Tuesday’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss possible funding opportunities to improve the existing Calvert Rd school site. The City Council has expressed interest in retaining the original Calvert Road School building, which is approximately 14,000 square feet on two levels. Re-use of the original building will require environmental remediation and removal […]

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Sunday July 5th, 2015 in Environment | No Comments »