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Volume IV, Number 6

September 2010

eMDE is a quarterly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 

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Featured Articles

Governor O'Malley Outlines Plan to Grow Green Jobs at Maryland's First Green Economy Forum

Moving toward his goal to support 100,000 green jobs in Maryland by 2015, Governor Martin O’Malley convened Maryland's first Green Economy Forum July 14 at Montgomery Park in Baltimore.
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grants Reduce Stormwater Runoff in Takoma Park, Protect Maryland Waterways

Plants in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors cover the parking garage roof -- and capture rainfall that would otherwise carry pollutants into a nearby creek and, eventually, the Chesapeake Bay. A few blocks away, a newly planted “modular wetland” catches trash and filters runoff before it can reach the waterway.  More >

Maryland Green Registry Honors Five Organizations, Celebrates Results

An auto service facility that developed an innovative method of draining oil bottles, a manufacturer that is “landfill free,” and a college that achieved carbon neutrality for electricity are among the winners of the Maryland Green Registry’s first Leadership Awards.  More >

Clean Cars Program Means Improved Technology and Healthier Air for Maryland 

Marylanders can now save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and improve air quality when they purchase a new car.   More >

Draft Chesapeake Bay Pollution Diet Nearing Completion

On July 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced revised draft allocations for nitrogen and phosphorus as part of a rigorous “pollution diet” for meeting water quality standards in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries and restoring local rivers and streams throughout the 64,000-square-mile watershed.  More >

Howard County Student Discovers More Opportunities for Recycling

With assistance from the Maryland Department of the Environment, Ellie Budzinski, a tenth grader, encouraged restaurants to use greener packaging and utensils.  More >

'Tis the Season … to Conserve Water and Money

Maryland’s greatest water use occurs during the summer months, and this year will be no exception. With high temperatures, residential water use can be considerably greater than during the winter months. There are simple things we can do inside or outside of our home to conserve water and reduce the impacts of water use on the environment.  More >

Seeking Participating Companies for Fall 2010 ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Implementation Program

The Maryland Department of the Environment, in partnership with the University of Maryland Manufacturing Assistance Program, offers free assistance to Maryland companies in developing and implementing Environmental Management Systems (EMS).  More >

Vote For Maryland State Parks Through The Odwalla Plant A Tree Program

Maryland is competing against the 49 other states for $200,000 toward planting trees at State parks. Odwalla will donate a dollar to Maryland for each vote. 
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