Category: Environment

Today: America Recycles Day Trash to Treasure Workshop

Today, College Park Department of Public Works and College Park Arts Exchange are offering a day-long arts workshop on for mixed age groups to transform recyclable materials into artful crafts for holiday gift-giving. Bring your recyclables (no glass, please) and ideas of how to make your junk into useful and cherished gifts for family or […]

Saturday November 15th, 2014 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Community Clean-up: November 1, 2014

We are doing another community clean-up on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9 am – 12 pm in north College Park. There will be free breakfast and lunch. Trash bags and supplies will be provided. We will all meet in front of MoM’s Organic Market). Please mark your calendar and spread the word. Details below.

Volunteers Plant Trees to Create Forest Garden in Berwyn

Residents and UMD students volunteered together this morning to plant trees to create a permaculture garden in Berwyn. The Committee for a Better Environment has been working to help create this Trolley Trail Forest Garden for some time. Volunteers planted trees and bushes that will eventually produce edible fruit, nuts and spices. They met at […]

Saturday October 11th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

Hollywood Organic Garden Grown Using Backyard Composts

Today, I visited an organic garden in Hollywood, completely grown using backyard compost. Kennis Termini, a resident living on east Edgewood Road has been growing this garden for about a year. Her grand son Christopher helps her in growing the backyard compost. So far she has grown herbs, flowers and fruits. Here are a few […]

Thursday August 28th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

Interested in Community Garden? Take the Survey

The City would like your opinion on starting a community garden in College  Park. Here is the link. Community Gardens are beneficial for public health and for the environment.  They’re also a great way to help strengthen neighborhood connections and foster a  sense of community between residents. Printed copies of the survey are available at […]

Monday August 18th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

On the Path to Zero Waste – Learn How to Build an Environmental Strategy for a Sustainable Economy

On June 12, 2014, please attend a workshop at the City Hall, to explore strategies that cities, counties and communities may pursue to advance zero waste – an economic and environmental strategy essential to building a sustainable economy. The workshop will be organized by Urban Ore. Founded in the 1980s in Berkeley, California, Urban Ore […]

Wednesday June 11th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

City Plans to Build Permaculture Garden in Berwyn

In last Tuesday’s worksession, the Council heard a presentation from Permaculture consultant Lincoln Smith about a proposed Permaculture garden in city’s Berwyn neighborhood. City’s Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) has been working for some time exploring a demonstration permaculture site in the City. This project is intended to provide several benefits to the community […]

Thursday June 5th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

Solar Bulk Purchase Workshop

Please join The Committee For A Better Environment For Another Information Meeting on Purchasing Solar Systems As A Group DATE: Monday, June 2, 2014 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: 2nd Floor Council Chambers City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740 Please contact Steve Beavers, Community Development Coordinator, sbeavers@collegeparkmd.gov, 240-487-3538 for more information

Saturday May 24th, 2014 in Announcements, Environment, Solar energy | No Comments »

Bike to Work Day, Tomorrow

Please plan to join the Bike to Work Day at City Hall on May 16th from 6:30am – 9:00am. Its sure to be great fun for everyone. The event’s organizers will have food, refreshments, raffle prizes, giveaways & FREE T-shirts. Be sure to sign up right now at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and select College Park City Hall […]

Thursday May 15th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

Take Mayor’s Challenge to Conserve Water

The 2014 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation started on April 1 and will end on April 30, 2014. The Challenge, a city-friendly competition, is sponsored by the Wyland Foundation. Residents who pledged in the winning cities are eligible for great prizes. Last year, citizens from over 1 ,000 cities in all 50 states made […]

Saturday April 19th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

Mark Your Calendar! May 3rd Hollywood Clean-up

On Saturday, May 3, the City Committee for a Better Environment will be hosting a neighborhood cleanup!  Details below: When:  Saturday, May 03, 2014 Time and Place to Meet:  9:30 am at Hollywood Park (on 53rd Avenue, by the Metro) The City Committee for a Better Environment will be hosting a neighborhood cleanup on On Saturday, May […]

Guest Column: Not so Silent Spring – Frog Calls in College Park

[By Rick Borchelt. Rick lives in College Park and writes a blog here http://leplog.wordpress.com/] College Park is extremely fortunate to have several vernal pools that attract frogs and salamanders early each spring to call and mate. A vernal pool is defined as a temporary pool of water, generally without fish, that dries up at some […]

Friday April 4th, 2014 in Environment | No Comments »

Guest Column: Want to Go Solar? Join Us!

[The following is a guest post by Anthony Morley, who volunteers with Community Power Network, a nonprofit that helps MD, DC, and VA residents go solar and save money on their electricity bills.] Interested in going solar but not sure where to start? Join us! Members of the UMD and College Park community are organizing […]

Friday March 28th, 2014 in Announcements, Environment, Solar energy | No Comments »

Groups to Screen Movie on Healthy Diet

This Saturday (March 1), 1pm the College Park Community Library (CPCL) and the Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) will screen the movie Forks Over Knives (2011) at the City Hall chamber. The movie is 96 minutes long. There is no fee to watch the movie. Please RSVP if you plan to watch (for planning […]

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Wednesday February 26th, 2014 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »