Frederick Is Going Green

Frederick is Going Green

Did you know that Frederick Md is progressively moving in the direction of Green? I recently spoke with a representative from the Frederick County Government’s Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources, who suggested I put a “Green Frederick” Category on 365 Frederick. Frederick is going green, and there are lots of initiatives both at the City and County level. [Let me add, I welcome comments and emails with news that I can add to the blog regarding green initiatives in the City and County of Frederick].

Frederick County Green Initiatives

The Green Homes Challenge is the initiative that the County is promoting to homeowners in Frederick County. The Challenge helps residents take action at home to reduce energy use and utility bills, adopt green lifestyle practices, and use renewable energy.  Homeowners can take a pre-survey to see how they are doing, and then there are steps to the program, with certifications along the way, and recognition ceremonies. You can register on the site.

You can learn more on their Facebook Page.

The County offers several neighborhood green workshops throughout the year, on various topics, like the upcoming Workshop at Linganore High School on May 12,  and the Rain Garden Workshop on June 16.

Coming Soon…Solarize Frederick County Pilot Project.   This is a volume purchasing program being tested in the Villages of Urbana and Myersville.
Power Saver Retrofits: Funds for Energy Efficiency Improvements. Qualifying homes will receive up to $1,600 worth of energy efficiency retrofits implemented by a professional contractor, with the homeowner investing just $400.

City of Frederick Green Initiatives

The City of Frederick has formed a Green Initiatives Team to help achieve the goal of certification as a Sustainable Maryland Certified City. You can “Like” the Frederick Green Initiatives Facebook Page to keep up on all the things they are doing to make our Beautiful City of Frederick more green, as well as what local businesses are doing.

The State of Maryland Green Initiative

Frederick County has joined the Maryland Green Registry, a free membership program to encourage a more sustainable State. The Maryland Green Registry is open to organizations and facilities of all types and sizes in both owned and leased space.

Karen Highland

I'm a real estate agent, real estate blogger, communications director, a wife, mom (empty nest - yay!), dog-lover, and wine-lover. Frederick Md is a great place to live, work and brag about! The Highland Group. 301-401-5119 Google

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