Say Thanks to GreenWheaton!
We are using ForestNation Tree Kits to promote sustainable “green” living practices in Wheaton MD and beyond, through education and outreach.
GreenWheaton is a group of dedicated residents, businesses, environmentalists and other supporters who value Wheaton’s human and natural resources and want to help Wheaton evolve into a model sustainable community. GreenWheaton was awarded the Mid-County Regional Services Center Civic Association of the Year award in 2011 for our work on the Sector Plan and the installation of the garden. Since 2009, we have staffed an environmental info booth at a variety of festivals such as Taste of Wheaton, Brookside Garden’s Earth Day, the Harp & Thistle Festival, and the World of Montgomery Festival.
GreenWheaton’s purpose is to engage the entire community (government, business and residential) in education and outreach that promotes Wheaton, Maryland, as a model sustainable community with a “visibly green” and healthy environmental footprint. Our organization helps local businesses and residents learn more about going “green” in the Wheaton community and surrounding area.
GreenWheaton organized outreach events with several businesses, non-profit and government speakers to discuss a variety of ways residents and businesses can “green” their homes, businesses, and organizations. For example, we have offered programs on wind power, eco-friendly lighting, tree conservation, community gardening and composting opportunities.
GreenWheaton partnered with DEP and installed the first conservation landscape garden in downtown Wheaton in 2010 on Reedie Drive. The garden was installed by volunteers and shows how landscaping can both improve water quality and add beauty to an urban area. It was designed to be easily replicated throughout the County using Rainscapes Program funding.