Published on: Monday, October 16, 2017 News

Takoma Park Receives Sustainable Maryland Certified Award and is 2017 “Sustainability Champion”

The City of Takoma Park is proud to announce that it has achieved recertification for its sustainability efforts and has been named Sustainability Champion 2017.

Takoma Park accumulated 650 points, 500 above the minimum requirement of 150 and completed the mandatory priority actions necessary for certification. Priority actions consisted of implementing a community garden, performing municipal energy audits, developing a municipal carbon footprint, passing a green purchasing policy, creating a watershed plan, and developing a stormwater management program.

“Takoma Park is thrilled to receive the Sustainable Maryland Certified award for our commitment and hard work to maintaining and creating a livable community for all who live, work, and visit our beautiful city,” said Mayor Kate Stewart.

Takoma Park has been a pioneer of sustainable initiatives in Maryland. The City is fully committed to the idea of acting locally while thinking globally. If we all do our part on the local level, we will ensure that generations have a healthy planet to call home.