Largo, MD – Join the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, for a day of education and family-friendly activities at the 8th annual Green Summit at the Kentland Community Center, 2413 Pinebrook Avenue in Landover on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free one-day event is open to the public, but registration is required.
“We invite all Prince Georgians to visit this Saturday’s Green Summit to have fun and learn more about the County’s environmental programs and services,” says Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “This Green Summit will highlight some ways that the County Government is working to ensure our County is clean, beautiful, and sustainable. Through this event, we hope Prince Georgians will become even stronger partners in our efforts to beautify the County, combat climate change, and so much more.”
Attendees will be able to engage with County agency representatives from DoE, the Department of Public Works and Transportation, and the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement to gain more information on creating healthy and clean communities. Residents can learn more about the County’s beautification efforts, how to use the smart app PGCLitterTRAK and how to apply for a grant through the Rain Check Rebate Program. DoE’s environmental mascot, Spencer the Sprout, will spread his environmental message of how to take care of the environment.
DoE Director Andrea Crooms is excited about providing residents with the opportunity to be part of a new climate task force. Community members passionate about climate action, environmental justice, and resiliency can hear details on how to apply for a new Climate Resident Advisory (CRA) Group formed by the signing of Executive Order NO. 5-2022. Interested parties will serve on the Climate Implementation Task Force to help create the County’s Climate Action Plan. “All residents, 16 years and older, are encouraged to be part of this next step in addressing climate change,” says Director Crooms.
Additional educational and information sessions include how to curbside compost through the County’s newly expanded composting program, organize a community cleanup, properly dispose of household hazardous waste and old electronics, and protect your home from flooding.
Outside exhibitors and family-friendly activities include an electric vehicle display, a pet adoption event, live wildlife animal ambassadors, and much more.
A full agenda and list of exhibitors is available at mypgc.us/greensummit.
For more information, visit mypgc.us/greensummit or contact PGC311.