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Discover the Path to Sustainability: Uncover The Steps to Go Green!
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Save Energy!


  • Buy a programmable thermostat and use it to keep your home most comfortable during the hours you are at home and awake
  • Try setting the temperature at a few degrees higher (summer) or lower (winter) than you presently do. A change of one degree can mean a savings of up to 3%.
  • Use LED lightbulbs wherever possible
  • Keep appliances, furnaces and air conditioners in good repair. Change filters regularly. When buying new appliances, look for the “Energy Star” rating. More information about Energy Star and their commitment to fighting climate change can be found here
  • Look for energy drains in your home. Insulate your attic and water heater, caulk drafty windows, and close off unused rooms.
  • Appliances and computers draw power even when they are off but plugged in. Unplug the small kitchen appliances, phone chargers, and computers when not in use
  • In summer, avoid activities that will generate heat during the hottest part of the day such as using the oven
  • Pepco Home Energy 
  • Washington Gas Residential Rebates 

Apply for PGC Rain Check Rebate 

  • The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to partner with Prince George’s County on its Rain Check Rebate Program. The Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program offers rebate incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce pollution, and improve local stream and river health! Click here to apply.

Plant a Tree!

  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, helping purify the air we breathe.
  • Trees regulate the climate by providing shade, reducing the temperature, and mitigating the effects of climate change
  • They provide shelter, food, and nesting sites for a variety of wildlife
  • Water conservation benefits
  • Receive a free tree with Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization (CKAR)
  • Receive a free tree with Joe's Movement Emporium GreenWorks Crew

Volunteer!


  • Make a positive impact in your community. Volunteering in green activities  allows you to actively contribute to the preservation and protection of the environment
  • Connect with community members and build relationships
  • Promote personal growth by having transformative experiences that help you develop new skills, gain knowledge about your environment, and expand your perspective

Visit the Bladensburg Waterfront Park!

  • Spending time in nature and engaging in outdoor activities has been shown to have numerous health benefits, such as stress reduction, mood improvement, and enhancement of quality of life
  • Experience the Anacostia River Trail, named one of the 10 best trails in Maryland, meanders along the River from Bladensburg to the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The trail takes you through 12 miles of forest, fields, marsh and river ecosystem. Portions of the trail are on both sides of the Anacostia River through Anacostia Park. The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is great for a casual stroll, a jog, a bike ride, or a dog walk.
  • Increase your physical activity by participating in canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating.

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