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Westlake High School in Waldorf Crowned 2017 Maryland State Recycle-Bowl Champion

Keep America Beautiful announced the Recycle-Bowl winners for 2016 annual competition and the top prize goes to Bon Air Elementary School (Kokomo, IN). This year’s competition included 1,291 schools in 47 states and the District of Columbia with 2.2 million pounds of recycling collected.

Tools & Tips from EPA

US EPA shared some important tools and tips for businesses and organizations in the areas of contracting services and demolition/deconstruction projects. Included is a tip sheet created by RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts on best management practices for businesses seeking to contract trash, recycling and food waste services. US EPA Region 5 also shared several tools for demolition and deconstruction projects.

Reduce, reuse, recycle, re…direct???

The Maryland Food Bank re-directs (diverts) enough food from the landfills every year to produce 41 million meals annually for our state’s embarrassingly large food insecure population (760,300 food insecure citizens in Maryland - 12.7% of population). Last Friday, a handful of volunteers from the MRN board contributed a morning’s worth of hours to the roughly 35,000 volunteer hours the MD Food Bank depends upon each year to help move its mission “to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.” 

29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup - April 8

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is recruiting volunteers for its 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. The cleanup will take place along the shoreline of the Potomac River at Hard Bargain Farm on April 8, 2017, 9 .a.m - 12 p.m..

Member news: Clean Green Baltimore County Facebook page launched

Baltimore County Government is excited to announce the launch of a new Facebook page promoting the County’s commitment to making our communities more sustainable. Clean Green Baltimore County will serve as a resource for residents seeking to become better environmental stewards while also highlighting eco-friendly achievements throughout our county.

The Clean Green Baltimore County Facebook page will post useful information and resources related to various Baltimore County agencies, including, but not limited to: