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Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today issued the following statement regarding the Maryland Public Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to award offshore wind renewable energy credits to two projects to be built off Maryland’s coast:

“The PSC’s decision creates a tremendous opportunity for Maryland to become a national leader in a new American industry. With the nation's first large-scale offshore wind projects, we will be able to protect our environment and support renewable energy solutions — all while we grow our economy.

“I commend the PSC for promoting environmentally sound policies that require port modernization at Tradepoint Atlantic and open the opportunity for a new steel fabrication plant at Sparrows Point. Baltimore County has unique assets here that can meet the needs of global manufacturers that support this 21st century industry.  

“Together we can transform our county and our state into the East Coast hub for offshore wind manufacturing and logistics.”


by Jeanette Garcia Polasky, Communications Specialist, Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management

1.  Get outsidego for a walk or simply spend some time with Mother Nature, whether in a park, open space or your own back yard!

2.  Be vigilant about conservation on Earth Day and every day –  use natural light or turn off the lights as you leave a room, air dry dishes and clothes, install energy-efficient light bulbs, shop with reusable bags, recycle all you can, walk or bike to your destination and don’t waste food or let the faucet run while you brush your teeth. Want more tips? EarthShare has you covered.

3.  Read about Baltimore County’s “clean, green” programs and services on the County’s Earth Month web page.

4.  Follow Baltimore County’s new Facebook page, Clean Green Baltimore County, for all the latest news and information on county initiatives and resources that support sustainable living. 

5.  Attend an Earth Day event or cleanup. Here's a few ideas: 


Offers broad range of helpful environmental resources for residents and businesses 

Baltimore County is helping residents celebrate Earth Month in a meaningful way by providing information on the County’s web site about local environmental events, clean-ups and volunteer opportunities; as well as information about energy audits, renewable energy, green business practices and more.

“In Baltimore County, we have a long history of protecting and preserving our environment to support the high quality of life that our residents enjoy,” Kamenetz said. “April is Earth Month, and it’s a good reminder for all of us to think of some simple changes we can make to reduce our impact on the environment. Many of these changes can actually reduce costs, for example, by cutting energy bills; and make our lives a little easier, such as switching to grasscycling rather than bagging lawn trimmings.”

The Baltimore County Departments of Public Works and Environmental Protection and Sustainability teamed up to present a web page where Baltimore County residents and businesses can find the latest information on eco-friendly events and opportunities. Listed events including a Rain Barrel and Compost Bin sale, the Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge, stream clean-ups and household hazardous waste collection.

The web page also links to energy efficiency and conservation resources for residents and businesses. The site includes a wealth of user-friendly information, including comprehensive instructions for a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit, as well as information for residents and businesses who want to learn how to switch to a clean renewable energy provider.

Additional information is available for landowners interested in finding out about how to protect farm or forest land through easements, residents needing to upgrade outdated septic systems, and anyone looking to donate reusable building materials to be re-purposed. Learn more by visiting www.baltimorecountymd.gov/EarthMonth 


 
 
Revised September 26, 2016