Here’s what’s going on in green this week.

  • 2010 Bethesda Magazine Green Awards Call for Nominees — Bethesda Magazine is accepting nominations for its first Green Awards, which will recognize businesses, non-profits, communities and individuals that are leading the local fight to protect the environment. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2010. Winners will be profiled in the November/December issue of Bethesda Magazine and recognized at the Bethesda Green gala on Oct. 7, 2010. The Green Awards are presented by Bethesda Magazine in partnership with Bethesda Green.
  • DC Second on Green Roofs List, Baltimore Fourth The industry group Green Roofs for Healthy Cities says Chicago led the country last year with more than 500,000 square feet, while Washington was second with about 190,000 square feet of green roofs. Baltimore was fourth with almost 100,000 square feet.
  • Rockville’s New Green Building Codes Applauded – The rules may make the city a more attractive location for future development.
  • County Moves Forward on Start-up Program for Farmers – Woodstock Equestrian Park is top choice for Montgomery County farm incubator program.
  • Community Groups Seek to Grow Gardens at Schools – County residents try to get Superintendent Jerry Weast to reverse his stance.

Local Green Events:

  • June 8 – Prince George’s Green Drinks – Join the Prince George’s Green Power Coalition–a loose group of businesspeople, local government officials, nonprofit professionals, “green-collar” workers, and union folks–for a Green Drinks evening of socializing and networking. 6:30-8:30 pm at the DuClaw Brewery in the Bowie Town Center (4000 Town Center Blvd. Bowie, MD 20716).
  • June 9 – Smart Growth Speaker Series – Peter Harnik, Director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land, will discuss “Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities.” Sponsored by the U.S. EPA, ICMA, the National Building Museum and the Smart Growth Network. Takes place at the National Building Museum, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • June 12 – Solar Bethesda, A Free Solar ExpoThis event at Bethesda Green will feature local solar-panel installation companies, energy organizations, speakers and panel discussions about the ins and out of adding solar to your home, plus  online satellite mapping to determine your home’s readiness. We’ll also have info about the various solar energy tax and purchasing incentives. RSVP now! Solar Bethesda will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., June 12 at Bethesda Green, 4825 Cordell Ave., 2nd Floor, Bethesda, Md.
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