8th annual Green Summit!
Thank you for attending the 2022 Green Summit!
Stay tuned for updates announcing the next summit in fall 2023.
For questions, please contact Brittani Garner at BGarner@co.pg.md.us.
2022 Green Summit Agenda & Activities
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PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
Theater Room (Room 118)
|10 - 10:50 a.m.||RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE COMPOSTING PROGRAM: PGC Composts|
Andrea Crooms, PGC Department of the Environment
Join DoE Director Andrea Crooms for a demonstration of the County's expanded Curbside Composting program: PGC Composts. Learn what items are accepted, how to properly prepare food scraps and yard trim for collection, and get a first-hand look at the materials that will be delivered to eligible residents.
|11 - 11:50 a.m.||NUISANCE FLOODING IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY|
Emily Clifton, Low Impact Development Center
This session will discuss the County’s approach to Nuisance Flood planning efforts and what the County is doing to document high-tide and urban flooding problems, which is the first step in identifying solutions. Common drainage problems for homeowners will also be addressed.
|12 - 12:50 p.m.||CLIMATE CHANGE RESIDENT ADVISORY GROUP INFORMATION|
Dawn Hawkins-Nixon, PGC Department of the Environment
Residents passionate about climate action, environmental justice, and resiliency are invited to apply to join the new Climate Resident Advisory (CRA) Group. Join DoE Associate Director Dawn Hawkins-Nixon as she provides details on the roles and responsibilities of CRA group members.
|1 - 1:50 p.m.||COUNTY WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAMS|
Marilyn Naumann, PGC Department of the Environment
Residents will learn how to request a roll-off container for their community for bulky trash removal and to host beautification cleanup days. Hear other updates to the County's residential waste collection programs and participate in a Q/A session.
Multi-purpose Room (Rooms 122, 123 & 124)
|10 - 10:50 a.m.||COUNTY BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAMS|
Tiaa Rutherford, PGC Department of the Environment
Learn how you can play a part in keeping Prince George’s County Clean and Beautiful with a demonstration of our award-winning smartphone app, PGCLitterTRAK, used to track bags of litter removed during cleanups and meet our newest team member, Spencer the Sprout. Learn how his educational books and website are teaching school-aged children about marine debris.
|11 - 11:50 a.m.||WHAT'S THAT CLIMATE SOLUTION? A Game of Collaboration |
Janet Gingold, Prince George's County Sierra Club
In this collaborative adaptation of a popular game show, teams will work together to come up with answers to questions about climate solutions. Bring what you know and your curiosity about what we can do to reduce our carbon footprints, from household energy efficiency to transportation and waste reduction.
|12 - 12:50 p.m.||RAIN CHECK REBATE AND STORMWATER STEWARDSHIP: Financial Resources for Residents, HOAs, Nonprofits, Businesses, and Others|
Nguyen Le and Kathy Somoza, Chesapeake Bay Trust
Join this interactive session about how stormwater runoff impacts our communities and how you can help reduce it on your property, whether you're an individual resident, HOA, nonprofit, business or other County-based entity. The Chesapeake Bay Trust will share an overview of financial resources available such as the Rain Check Rebate and Stormwater Stewardship Grant programs.
|1 - 1:50 p.m.||WILDFLOWER SEED BALL WORKSHOP|
Bonnie Greer, Neighborhood Sun
Learn how to make your own wildflower seed ball from natural clay, potting soil, and seeds with this interactive kids' activity! Hand sanitizer and supplies will be provided.*
*Limited supplies on a first-come, first-served basis
(NOTE: Workshops and presentations are subject to change)
OUTSIDE & EXHIBITORS
- PET ADOPTION AREA
- ELECTRIC CAR DEMONSTRATION with Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
- KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
- SOULTARIAN FOOD TRUCK
- SPENCER THE SPROUT
- 4 DMV Kids
- ANACOSTIA WATERSHED SOCIETY
- CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST
- ECHOES OF NATURE - live wildlife ambassadors!
- GREEN & HEALTHY HOMES
- JOE'S STREAM TEAM - Joe's Movement Emporium
- LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT CENTER
- MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
- MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE
- NEIGHBORHOOD SUN
- OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER TOM DERNOGA
- PB PROUD
- PGC BOARD OF EDUCATION/ PGC PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- PGC DEPARTMENT OF PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS & ENFORCEMENT
- PGC DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORTATION
- PGC OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
- PGC MUNICIPAL LIBRARY SYSTEM
- Prince George's County FOOD EQUITY COUNCIL
- Prince George's County SIERRA CLUB
- POTOMAC CONSERVANCY
- POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER