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Bethesda Magazine Announces 2018 Green Award Winners

Six winners have demonstrated commitment to sustainable practices

County Partners With Safeway To Replace Old Light Bulbs With Free LED Lights

Shoppers can exchange bulbs at Safeway stores throughout the county through Aug. 20

MoCo Will Put Up Money To Help Restaurants Go Green

Montgomery County wants to grow its roster of certified green businesses by offering money to restaurants going through the process. The county’s Department of Economic Development announced it will provide one-time subsidies for 50 percent of the cost of restaurant certification (up to $1,000). Restaurants would be responsible for ongoing fees in order to maintain […]

New Bethesda Green Company Works To Reduce Water Usage

The newest addition to Bethesda Green's Business Incubator says it's solving a problem of increasing concern to companies and homeowners. AQUEES, which provides water efficiency analysis and upgrades such as smart metering, dual flush toilets and faucet aerators, is set to open this month at Bethesda Green's headquarters on Cordell Avenue. The company claims it […]

Duo Laying Groundwork For Bethesda-Based Medical Marijuana Company

Two friends want to get in on the ground floor of what could be a lucrative statewide medical marijuana industry, and they want to do it in Bethesda. Quinton Stevens-Palmer and Collin Brown have started organizing and raising money for The Conscience Company, what they envision as a distributor and cultivator of cannabis for a […]

Bethesda Green Looking To Expand Business Portfolio With Mentoring Program

Green business incubator Bethesda Green is looking for 15 green business start-ups to take part in a one-on-one business mentoring and investor pitch program. The Mentor Capital Network, the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and corporate funders such as Bethesda-based Honest Tea are helping to organize and fund the program. It’s seeking the additional […]

Bethesda Company Gives White House Props For New Solar Panels

A Bethesda company that analyzes energy costs recently added a pretty famous new property to its portfolio. Savenia Labs, the Bethesda Green business incubator company, The calculations are based on water, electricity and other utility rates in the home’s zip code. Home sellers or builders can enter the product model numbers for new water heaters […]

Green Landscaper Looking For Support On $150,000 Grant

A local entrepreneur with a green landscaping company is looking for support in a program that could net his business $150,000 in funding. Zack Kline launched his Rockville-based A.I.R. Lawn Care company last year as a member of Bethesda Green’s Green Business Incubator. Kline graduated from the incubator earlier this year while his “eco-friendly landscaping […]

Planning Offers Free Trees To Grosvenor, Bethesda Property Owners

The Planning Department is now offering free trees to property owners in the Grosvenor area, an expansion of the program looking to create more tree canopy in urban areas of the county without much of it. The department’s Shades of Green program is funded primarily by required contributions from developers who don’t replace or plant new […]

Bill Would Ban Use Of Styrofoam Foodware In Montgomery County

Two members of County Council are pitching a bill that would ban the use of environmentally harmful styrofoam plates, trays, cups and carryout trays in Montgomery County. Councilmembers Hans Riemer and George Leventhal introduced bill 41-14 on Tuesday. It would enact the ban beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The bill would closely mirror a similar bill […]

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