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City’s Urban Forest is in Danger, But there is a Hope

The urban forest in College Park is under threat due to new construction and individual tree removal, the city’s tree canopy has been steadily declining since 2009 – a report has concluded. At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will hear a presentation about the City-wide Tree Canopy Assessment. The City secured a consultant SavATree […]

Monday April 15th, 2019 in Environment, sustainability | Comments Off on City’s Urban Forest is in Danger, But there is a Hope

Starting Next Week, Residents Can Recycle Food Waste in College Park

Starting next Monday,  instead of throwing food scraps into the trash, collect and bring them to a food waste recycling location nearby. Here are a few locations the City will accept your food waste. The Department of Public Works at 9217 51st Avenue Hollywood & Downtown Farmers Markets (Markets start on May 4th) Hollywood Shopping […]

Wednesday March 27th, 2019 in Announcements, Environment, sustainability | Comments Off on Starting Next Week, Residents Can Recycle Food Waste in College Park

Rain Barrels Available Now!

The City’s Department of Public Works now offers 50-gallon rain barrels for $72, while supplies last. Once installed, Prince George’s County residents can apply for a Rain Check Rebate off-setting most of the cost! You can purchase and pick them up at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue). For more information, please call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@ […]

Saturday August 25th, 2018 in sustainability | Comments Off on Rain Barrels Available Now!

What the City has Done to Reduce Emissions in College Park?

At the next week’s Council meeting, the City Council will review the City’s progress on the sustainability plan. This plan was passed in October 2015. The City Operations Sustainability Plan was developed to reduce unhealthy emissions created by City operations; coordinate City sustainability practices; position the City as an organization with leading practices in sustainability; […]

Saturday July 29th, 2017 in Environment, sustainability | Comments Off on What the City has Done to Reduce Emissions in College Park?

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 | Comments Off on City Considering a New Community Garden in Hollywood

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 | Comments Off on City to Add Electric Vehicles Charging Stations in Downtown Garage

City to Partner with UMD Department on City’s Sustainability Efforts

The City has been in discussions with the University of Maryland’s Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) program since January 2014. In May 2014 the City Council authorized staff to identify resources, such as the PALS program, to assist with the City’s sustainability efforts. PALS is administered by the National Center for Smart Growth. […]

Friday February 20th, 2015 in sustainability | Comments Off on City to Partner with UMD Department on City’s Sustainability Efforts

Council Considers Sustainability Initiatives

At last night’s meeting, the City Council considered adopting one or more of the steps below. These are based on the sustainability plans of several cities, metrics and policies used by some communities and UMD, and conversations with staff, Council members, committee members, and UMD staff. Short-term Recommendations: • Authorize an expanded Green Team (consider adding […]

Wednesday May 21st, 2014 in sustainability | Comments Off on Council Considers Sustainability Initiatives

On Emission Reduction and Sustainability: What Other Cities Do?

Matthew Popkin (Master’s Candidate, Maryland School of Public Policy), an intern working in the City Sustainability program has compiled a list of programs and action plans that other cities are doing. Here is his list: • Baltimore, MD: The City of Baltimore announced its sustainability plans in 2009, and has since completed four comprehensive annual sustainability […]

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Sunday April 20th, 2014 in sustainability | Comments Off on On Emission Reduction and Sustainability: What Other Cities Do?