Category: Environment

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 […]

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

July Community Cleanup and Beautification

Please join us at our second 2015 Community Cleanup event on July 12. In addition to the usual trash-pickup, we’ll also do a beautification project through planting and painting business exteriors in the Hollywood Commercial District. The event will start at 8:30 am with a FREE breakfast at the Dry cleaner (opposite to 7-11) and […]

Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Sunnyside Community Cleanup, June 6

This summer, we plan to do a series of cleanup events in north College Park. Our first event will take place in the Sunnyside neighborhood on June 6, Saturday. We’ll meet at the Sunnyside Skate Park at 8.30 am. Free breakfast and coffee will be served. Please bring your families and friends and spread the […]

Tuesday May 26th, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

CBE to Host Workshop: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

The Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) is sponsoring a workshop entitled “Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden” When: Saturday, May 2, from 9 am to 11:30 am. What: Workshop on “Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden” Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road. Esther V. Mitchell, Master Gardner, University of Maryland Extension will present the best […]

Thursday April 30th, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Today: Community Clean-up at Sunnyside Skate Park

Councilwoman Mary A. Lehman will be hosting a Community Cleanup today (Saturday, April 11) at the Sunnyside Park 10110 Rhode Island Avenue. The cleanup will start at 9 AM and will go until noon Calling all volunteers! Gloves and trash bags provided, light refreshments.

Saturday April 11th, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Pepco Giving Away 1,500 Free Trees to Local Customers

Pepco is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through the Energy-Saving Trees program. It’s the fifth year of the Pepco-Arbor Day Foundation partnership that provides two trees per household while supplies last. This year, the free trees are more developed as they’re lightly branched and 2 to 4 […]

Friday March 20th, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Council to Weigh in Bill Banning Styrofoam

Council women Mary Lehman and Dannielle Glaros in the Prince George’s House Delegation have sponsored a bill CB-5-2015 to ban the polystyrene or styrofoam.  This is something that other localities like Montgomery County and D.C. have enacted . Styrofoam is known to be one of the most enduring materials we produce. For all its faults, a bleached white paper napkin […]

Tuesday March 10th, 2015 in Environment | No Comments »

Group to Play ‘Taking Roots: The Vision of Wangari Mathi’

This award-winning, 80-minute film tells the inspirational story of Wangari Maathi, an environmental and political activist, who founded the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, Africa. This environmental, nongovernmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 2004, Maathi became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for […]

Friday February 13th, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

City Activist Amelia Murdoch Passes Away

A long – time College Park activist Amelia Murdoch passed away around 10 am last Friday. There are no plans for a service at this time. Amelia will be cremated and her ashes interred with family in Philadelphia. There may be a memorial gathering of some kind at her home in the spring. Amelia is […]

Saturday January 17th, 2015 in Environment | No Comments »

Zero Waste Workshop and Discussion

The Zero Waste Prince George’s, College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment, and Community Research invite you to a presentation on an effective strategy to reduce waste, increase recycling, save money, and protect public health. Kristen Brown, a national expert and the Vice President of Municipal Partnerships for WasteZero (a Certified B Corporation), will present […]

Wednesday December 24th, 2014 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

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 […]

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