9th annual Green Summit

Thank YOU for attending the Green Summit!

The Department of the Environment (DoE) hosted its annual signature event, the Green Summit, on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the David C. Driskell Community Park in Hyattsville, MD, with the Low Impact Development (LID) Center, the City of Hyattsville, and partners. Look for us again in October 2024 as we celebrate the tenth anniversary!

 

 

We want to hear from you!

We hope you had a great time at this year's Green Summit. Please take this quick 3-min survey to help us make future events better. 

 

FREE REUSABLE BAG DISTRIBUTION - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

To help the public prepare for the upcoming ban on plastic bags, DoE will be giving FREE reusable bags to attendees, while supplies last. Beginning January 1, 2024, Prince George’s County prohibits all retailers (grocery stores, restaurants, big-box/department stores, convenience stores, gas stations, etc.) from providing a plastic carryout bag to shoppers and, with certain exceptions, must charge at least 10 cents for each paper or reusable bag provided. Learn more at mypgc.us/bagitright.

 

HELP CLEAN UP THE PARK & EARN SERVICE LEARNING HOURS

Volunteer with the City of Hyattsville for a special invasive removal and park clean-up in tandem with the Green Summit and Growing Green with Pride! Volunteer activities will take place 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and all ages are welcome.

Volunteers MUST register with the City of Hyattsville to participate in these community service opportunities, by visiting www.hyattsville.org/FormCenter/Public-Works-12/Growing-Green-with-Pride-Invasive-Remova-198

You will be assigned to an age-appropriate activity, including invasive plant and vine removal from the Driskell Park woods, trash pick-up from the woods and creek, and trail maintenance. Please dress for outdoor yard work and bring water.

Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Adults will need to complete a guardian consent waiver for children under their supervision when they arrive. Activities are eligible for student service learning hours.

 

DONATE TO OUR ANIMAL SHELTER

Gently used items help provide our adoptable pets with clean and comfortable spaces with enrichment to help their personality shine while they await their FUR-ever home. Accepted used items include:

  • Cleaned bedding - sheets, blankets, linens (NO pillows please)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Newspaper
  • Muffin pans

The shelter is also seeking additional items on their wish list. Donations can be brought to the Green Summit (10/21), or to the Animal Services and Adoption Facility (any time during operating hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays).

 

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

DoE will host three (3) information sessions inside the Community Center at Driskell Park:

  • 11 – 11:45 am – Understanding Your Flood Risk

    Learn about flooding prone areas in the County and how DoE and partners are helping residents take proactive measures to reduce their flood risk and to manage localized drainage.

  • 12 – 12:45 pm – Talking Trash 

    Our Resource Recovery Division will cover topics like our residential Clear the Curb waste collections and highlight the importance of recent legislation to curb plastic pollution, such as the January 1, 2024, plastic bag ban "Bag it Right" and single-use foodware, "Upon Request" only that's already in effect.

  • 1 – 1:45 pm – Rain Check Rebates and Stormwater stewardship (CBT)

    Learn about the programs and financial resources for residents, HOAs, non-profits, businesses and other entities to install practices that help Prince George's reduce polluted runoff.

     

PARKING

While there is free onsite-parking (3901 Hamilton St.), we encourage you to walk, bike, take the bus, train or carpool to reduce your carbon footprint. Driskell Community Park is conveniently located on WMATA 86 bus route and the Northwest Branch Trail of the Anacostia Tributary Trail system.

The City of Hyattsville will be providing FREE bus shuttles to the event from the West Hyattsville WMATA station and satellite parking lot, located at 4310 Gallatin Street (City Municipal Building). **Event shuttle will only make stops at these three locations**

The Hyattsville shuttle will pick up and drop off from (1) the front of the municipal building, (2) the West Hyattsville WMATA station, and (3) the Driskell Community Park at 30-minute intervals between 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Download the bus shuttle map and schedule here


 

FOOD VENDORS

Cocineros
Happy Hippo Shaved Ice
Night Owl Vegan
She B Cookin
 

EXHIBITORS & VENDORS

A Cat's Life Rescue
Advanced Solar
Anacostia Watershed Society
Art Works Now
Chesapeake Bay Trust 
Chesapeake Natives
Citizens Climate Lobby 
City of Hyattsville Department of Public Works
City of Hyattsville Police Department & Electric Vehicles
Clean Water Partnership
Community & Urban Forest Alliance
Community Forklift
Defensores de la Cuenca
DJ Bob
Echoes Of Nature
EcoLatinos
Environmental Quality Resources 
Friends of Sligo Creek
Gardening and Beats
Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
Hand on Drums Craftmakers
Honey Glow
Joe's Movement Emporium- Joe's Stream Team
Low Impact Development Center
Maryland Environmental Service
Maryland-National Capital Park Police
Mystic Water Soap
Nature Forward
Neighborhood Design Center
Neighbors of the NW Branch
Newventur Entertainment (Face painter and bubbles)
PB Proud
PEPCO
Power52 Foundation
Prince George’s County Sierra Club
Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation
Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE)
Prince George's County Department of Public Works (DPWT) Vision Zero and Capital Bikeshare programs
Prince George's County Department of the Environment (DoE)
Prince George's County Master Gardeners
Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)
Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) and the Board of Education (BOE)
Prince George's County Redevelopment Authority
Prince George's Soil Conservation District
Pyramid Atlantic
Sew Chic Fabrics and Crafts
SlingClay
Sustainable Hyattsville
Sustainable Maryland
Throne
Ultimate Sun Solar
WSSC Water

 

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

 

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Looking for a virtual experience?

Check out our "Green Summit 2021" YouTube playlist featuring many of the workshops and videos shared or view some posted online environmental activities here

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