7th annual Green Summit!

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Thank you for joining us online all week for the annual Green Summit featuring family-friendly resources and focusing on a different environmental topic each day. We hope you found the information shared at this year's virtual Green Summit helpful and motivating!

We'd love to hear from you to help make our future events better. Please complete this quick, 2-minute survey to tell us how we did: www.surveymonkey.com/r/W6JY23X

For questions about the Green Summit, please contact Brittani Garner at BGarner@co.pg.md.us.

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Check out our "Green Summit 2021" YouTube playlist featuring many of the workshops, presentations, and videos displayed at this year's virtual event. 

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Agenda for October 4 - 8, 2021

Presentations and information can be accessed by selecting the time period in the charts below or on the left-hand toolbar (for desktop users) and at the bottom of the screen (for mobile users).

Monday, October 4th - Litter Reduction

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10 AMIntroduction to Green Summit with Director Crooms
Countywide Beautification Initiative and PGCProud website
12 PMGrowing Green with Pride Event
PGCLitterTRAK information and training session registration
2 PMUnderstand how to dispose of big and bulky household items
4 PMLearn how our sister agencies, the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) and the Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T), work alongside DoE 
5 PMYour Call to Action for Litter Reduction (see below)

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Tuesday, October 5th - Pet Services

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10 AMLearn about the pet adoption process and the importance of spaying or neutering your pet
12 PMGet to know the role of Animal Control Officers in our community, why they do it, and how to identify neglect or abuse in animals and report it
2 PMLearn some first aid and life-saving tips for your pets
4 PMSee why it's important to "Scoop that Poop," for our health and the protection of our waterways
5 PMYour Call to Action for Pet Services (see below)

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Wednesday, October 6th - Waste Diversion

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10 AMLearn about the waste management facilities the County has to recover resources, including the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill (BSRSL), the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), and the Organics Composting Facility (OCF)
12 PMLearn how to compost in the County's recently expanded curbside collection of food scraps program
2 PMPlay games, test your knowledge and get creative with these various online resources for reducing, reusing, recycling, and more
4 PMGet to know what to throw (in your recycling or trash bin) and what common items are actually considered contamination in our waste streams
5 PMYour Call to Action for Waste Diversion (see below)
7 PMMeet the new Director, Andrea L. Crooms

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Thursday, October 7th - Clean Waterways

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10 AMLearn about the various programs the County offers for residents, businesses, schools, and organizations to protect and restore our waterways
12 PMSee what current stormwater restoration projects are underway throughout the County
2 PMLearn how to help maintain clean waterways from home, including hearing from WSSC Water on how to protect your pipes
4 PMLearn about the Anacostia Watershed stewardship project and how communities can get involved
5 PMYour Call to Action for Clean Waterways (see below)

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Friday, October 8th - Sustainability

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10 AMLearn how to garden beautifully while reducing your water use
12 PMGet an update on the County's Climate Action Plan (CAP) 
2 PMCheck out some of the countywide programs that support sustainable commuting like the Capital Bikeshare program
4 PMFind out how you can make your home energy efficient and learn about solar programs, for County residents and businesses, in the County
5 PMYour Call to Action for Sustainability (see below)

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