Author: Jackie Cooper

Roger Carter Community Center Begins LED Light Bulb Exchange

The Roger Carter Community Center (RCCC) is the latest location to offer residents free energy efficient LED light bulbs as part of a Howard County Office of Community Sustainability (OCS) program to promote energy efficiency. Howard County residents may exchange used incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs for new, energy efficient LED light bulbs… Read more »

Howard County Pledges to Increase Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced his support of workplace electric vehicle (EV) charging as the first public official in Maryland to sign the “Charge@Work” pledge. It is a part of a U.S. Department of Energy-funded initiative to help employers and public officials establish and expand workplace charging programs. Howard County is the first jurisdiction… Read more »

Howard County Creates New Office of Agriculture

Howard County has created a new Office of Agriculture – only the third in Maryland – to bring together agricultural programs and staff closer to the County’s farming community in a shared space at West Friendship Park in support of farms and farmers. “We have and will continue to do more to make sure that… Read more »

Howard County’s New Waterloo Fire Station Awarded LEED Gold

Howard County’s Department of Fire and Rescue Services’ (HCDFRS) Waterloo Fire Station has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The new fire station features eco-friendly elements such as reflective concrete, low-flow water appliances, a geothermal system for HVAC, energy efficient boilers, EV charging stations and rooftop solar panels. The… Read more »

Howard County Expands Green Bin Program

Howard County expanded access to its Feed the Green Bin program to nearly 8,000 additional households in November, extending the free curbside food scraps pickup program to 59 percent of all County households. The expansion includes 7,860 homes in 12 communities:  King’s Contrivance, Cherry Tree Park, Emerson, Hammond Village, Hunters Creek Farm, Jamestown Landing, North… Read more »