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October 26, 2011 Green Blog 1 Comment

Wednesday October 26th, 2011

Gaithersburg, MD

By: Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin

Want to learn more about green products, sign up for wind energy or get more information from local green groups that are active in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Kentlands Whole Foods Market is hosting a GO GREEN event on Sunday, October 3o from 11-4 pm, outside its store.  The event is geared for kids and adults alike.

American Wind, Kentlands Community Foundation GO GREEN Group, Muddy Branch Alliance, 3 GreenMoms, and Purple Goose Kids are some of the organizations and green vendors that will participate.  GreenGaithersburg.com will have a presence, too!

For people who want to determine the source of their electric power through PEPCO, American Wind, a subsidiary of North American Power, will provide information and on-line registration at the venue.

Since 2009 when PEPCO was deregulated, Maryland residents can choose alternative energy providers such as American Wind.  There are 88 residential alternative energy providers that meet Maryland’s Public Service Commission and utility requirement to provide services in Maryland.

American Wind power broker Rodney McCallister says that the company offers renewable energy certificates in all 50 states.  They offer 25% and 100% energy products to PEPCO or BGE customers in Maryland.  “One signs up by grabbing their PEPCO or BGE bill and visiting the North American Power website, where you can select a charity if you would like the company to donate on your behalf out of its profits,”  according to McCallister.  “There are no fees or contracts to sign and the rates are variable and extremely competitive.”

Muddy Branch Alliance, a new non-profit working on water quality issues and education in Gaithersburg, will also be at the venue with valuable information about upcoming events including how to conduct water tests and how to set up rainscape gardens.

Kentlands Community Foundation GO GREEN Group will provide a hands-on activity to educate about alternatives to synthetic chemicals for safe lawn care. You can watch a short video, Life. Nature. You Make the Conection, by Danish Independent filmmaker Myles Thompson.  Thompson’s video has been submitted for a video competition.

3GreenMoms will demonstrate their lunch skins and other reusable bags!

Purple Goose Kids, a D.C non-profit organization of parents and volunteers, will participate to share their mission of  increasing special needs education awareness and advocacy.

Kentlands Whole Foods Market will give away reusable bags, in preparation for the Montgomery County plastic bag law which goes into effect in January, 2012.  Passed in May of this year, the law places a five-cent charge on each paper or plastic carryout bag provided by retail establishments at the point of sale, pickup or delivery.  Retailers retain 1 cent of each 5 cents for the bags they sell a customer.

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  1. Marni says:

    Congrats on this exciting event! We will try to be there. It sounds great.

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