Prince George’s County’s 9th Annual Green Summit to Be Held October 21
For immediate release:
October 19, 2023
For more information, contact:
Brittani Garner, Public Information Officer
Department of the Environment
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Prince George’s County’s 9th Annual Green Summit To Be Held October 21
Free reusable bag distribution and activities for all ages during this outdoors event
Largo, MD – Join the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE), the City of Hyattsville, Low Impact Development Center, and partners for a day of family-friendly activities and sustainable tips at the 9th annual Green Summit at the David C. Driskell Community Park, 3911 Hamilton Street in Hyattsville on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free one-day event is open to the public, and registration is preferred.
"We invite all Prince George's County residents to attend this Saturday's Green Summit, which will provide an opportunity to learn more about the County's environmental programs and services," says Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “During this Green Summit, we will talk about how the County Government is working to keep our County clean, beautiful, and sustainable. We hope this event will strengthen Prince Georgians bonds of cooperation in our efforts to beautify the County, tackle climate change, and so much more.”
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, 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.
“Single-use plastics, especially plastic bags, are pervasive in our environment” says DoE Acting Director Adriana Caldarelli. “Plastic bags are the single-most common item found in clean-up efforts on our streets, waterways, and communities. Recent campaigns, such as “Bag it Right” and “Upon Request” are just a couple of ways that everyone can make a difference to curb plastic pollution.”
Attendees are also invited to help clean up the park. The City of Hyattsville will hold 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. Interested volunteers must register with the City of Hyattsville.
Additionally, educational sessions will be hosted to provide residents resources on understanding their flood risk, how to apply for Rain Check Rebates or the Stormwater Stewardship grants, and all things waste collections with information on our residential Clear the Curb collections.
Outside exhibitors and family-friendly activities include an electric vehicle display, pet adoption event, live wildlife animal ambassadors, face painters, bubbles, and so much more.
Full details of activities and list of exhibitors can be found at mypgc.us/greensummit.
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