This year's winners and YOUR results!

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July 2, 2018

2018 Award Winners


Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joined members of the Maryland Green Registry and One Montgomery Green on June 28, 2018 at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland to present the 9th Annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. And the winners are:

 City of Bowie

Johns Hopkins University

Pearlstone Center

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Volvo Group Trucks

Click on the links above to learn more about the steps these organizations have taken to reduce environmental impacts and implement new sustainable practices year after year.

Thank you to the award winners and to all the Maryland Green Registry members for the great work you do everyday to attain and maintain the impressive annual results we celebrate each year (see details below). Check out event photos here:

Laura Armstrong

Maryland Green Registry Coordinator

Leadership Circle

Introducing the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Circle

Also announced at the event was a new form of recognition called the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Circle. This one-year designation is for former Leadership Award winners that apply for recognition by demonstrating their continued commitment to improvement through the implementation of significant new sustainable practices and results.  Congratulations to the inaugural members of the Leadership Circle:

AstraZeneca MedImmune 

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Hub Labels

Washington Gas

Look for information next year, as we continue this new opportunity for all former Leadership Award winners.

And now for this year's results....

2018 Infographic

As the Maryland Green Registry membership grows, so do the results. Thanks also to all the members that shared new activities and results this year by updating their member profiles. Here are the 2018 results achieved through voluntary, sustainable practices:

  • 536,000 lbs of hazardous waste reduced 
  • 12.0 million lbs of nonhazardous waste reduced 
  • 723.9 million lbs of non-hazardous waste recycled 
  • 10.4 million lbs of material composted
  • 2.8 million gallons of wastewater reduced
  • 534,000 gallons of fuel saved through both fuel efficiency and VMT
  • 9.2 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduced
  • 466.7 kWh electricity saved 
  • 190.9 million gallons of water conserved
  • 2.5 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) reduced 

    $107.9 million saved!

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    Climate Champion Challenge

    Thank you to all who participated in the challenge by sharing at least five climate-friendly practices.  

    The prize drawing winners were:

    Straughan Environmental, Howard Community College, Towson University, Pinnacle Communications, MOM’s Organic Markets, Frederick County Government, AstraZeneca MedImmune, and Washington Gas

    Prizes included occupancy sensors, light meters, smart strips, smart outlets and infrared detectors.  Stay tuned for next year's member campaign.

    thank you

    Shout outs go to:

    One Montgomery Green for hosting this year's event as part of the their annual Green Gala.

    MOM's Organic Market for the Leadership Award Winner Gifts

    Maryland Department of Commerce for sponsoring this year's event

    Brookside Gardens for hosting and leading the Talk & Tour

    Maryland Department of the Environment Air & Radiation Administration for the Climate Champion Challenge prizes

    and to everyone who was able to attend this year's event!



    Hopefully, your summer bucket list includes fun and relaxation, but you might want to think about a summer bucket list for work that includes new sustainable practices to explore and educate yourself on so that when fall rolls around, you're ready to begin to incorporate them. So here's some food for thought...starting with:

    Learn how to reduce food waste: 

    July 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Hotel | Kitchen: Reducing Food Waste in Baltimore's Hospitality Industry.    Register here

    Learn how to prepare for climate change: 

    July 11, 2018: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: Climate Change Resiliency Webinar.  Sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Program and Businesses for the Bay. Free, but register here​.

    Learn how to green your fleet:

    July 12, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.: Electric Vehicle Workshop and Showcase Event.  Free event to be held at the Pepco Watershed Sustainability Center in Rockville. Breakfast and lunch provided. Learn more and register here.​

    Learn how to compost: 

    July 7 &14, August 4 &15, 11 a.m. to Noon:  Composting Demonstration at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Attendees receive a free compost bin provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recycling and information. Free with park admission.