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How the Region is Green

What are local gov­ern­ments doing?
Local gov­ern­ments in the region are set­ting goals and explor­ing sus­tain­able prac­tices that can be inte­grated into both gov­ern­men­tal oper­a­tions and all aspects of com­mu­nity life. Sus­tain­abil­ity plan­ning at the local level involves a vari­ety of depart­ments such as, plan­ning and zon­ing, pub­lic works, recre­ation and parks and eco­nomic devel­op­ment. Sev­eral local juris­dic­tions have cre­ated a sep­a­rate sus­tain­abil­ity office to coor­di­nate sus­tain­abil­ity plan­ning efforts across depart­ments. Explore each juris­dic­tions’ links below to learn more.

Anne Arun­del County
Recy­cle More Often
Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works

City of Annapo­lis
Sus­tain­able Annapo­lis
Cer­ti­fied Envi­ron­men­tal Stewards

Bal­ti­more City
Office of Sus­tain­abil­ity
Sus­tain­abil­ity Commission

Bal­ti­more County
Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and Resource Management

Car­roll County
Recy­cling Office

Fred­er­ick County
Sus­tain­able Fred­er­ick County
Sus­tain­abil­ity Com­mis­sion
Fred­er­ick Green Challenge

Har­ford County
Depart­ment of Plan­ning and Zon­ing
Resource Pro­tec­tion Strategies

Regional Sus­tain­abil­ity Committee

In Octo­ber 2008, the Board of Direc­tors of the Bal­ti­more Met­ro­pol­i­tan Coun­cil (BMC) cre­ated a Regional Sus­tain­abil­ity Com­mit­tee (RSC). The mis­sion of the RSC is to share infor­ma­tion and coor­di­nate sus­tain­abil­ity actions within the Bal­ti­more region in order to improve the qual­ity of life for all cit­i­zens. The RSC is made up of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from BMC mem­ber juris­dic­tions. A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Fred­er­ick County par­tic­i­pates as an asso­ciate member.

Goals
The RSC will focus its efforts in three areas:

  1. Coor­di­nat­ing regional sus­tain­abil­ity programs.
  2. Fos­ter­ing coop­er­a­tion between state and local governments.
  3. Max­i­miz­ing part­ner­ships with pub­lic, pri­vate and quasi-governmental agencies.

For more infor­ma­tion on the RSC, check the web­site or con­tact: Mike Kelly, Coor­di­na­tor, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment & Gov­ern­men­tal Rela­tions mkelly@baltometro.org or 410−732−9561.

Green Tip

Turn off water while brushingTurning off the water between rinses can save at least two gallons in one brushing session.