How much energy we use and the type of energy we use directly affects our climate. You can help the planet simply by making the right decisions in regards to transportation, air quality, and energy efficiency which can help lower damaging effects of energy consumption.
One of the best things you can do for your health and the environment is to buy local food. Farmers markets, farm to table restaurant choices and innovative programs like the Roving Radish make buying local food easy.
Proper care and treatment of the land in our area helps our forests and trees grow, offers food and protection for wildlife, and is used as farmland to grow our businesses and put local, organic food on our tables. You can help naturally protect the land we live on for generations to come.
Howard County has all the information you need to recycle at home or at work. Learn which products can go in your blue bins, the best way to recycle grass clippings, how to recycle electronics and even how to compost. Start recycling and help the planet, and our community, get healthier today!
Conserving and protecting our water supply is a job for everyone and is cost-effective and simple to do. There are hundreds of ways to conserve water – everything from turning off the faucet while you brush to using low flow appliances. Learn more about how you can pitch in!
Howard County has many groups dedicated to preserving and improving our environment. Learn more and get involved in making Howard County even more “green” by participating in educational programs or volunteering with local environmental groups.
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