The Green Homes Challenge
makes it fun and easy to save energy,
adopt environmentally-friendly practices,
and use renewable energy.

  • Learn about actions you can take
  • Set goals and track your progress
  • Join a Green Team to stay motivated
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  • Sign up for an account
  • Add actions to your To Do List
  • Earn points and medals for completing actions
  • Become a Certified Challenge Taker
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Green Homes Challenge Receives Climate and Energy Leadership Award!

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Congratulations to all of our Certified Households! Since Frederick County launched its Green Homes Challenge in January 2011, more than 850 households have met one or more of the three Green Homes Challenges: Be a Power Saver, Be a Green Leader, or Be a Renewable Star. 

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Action of the Week
  • Households: 68
    Use cloth, hybrid, organic, or chlorine-free diapers or feminine products

    Approximately 27.4 billion disposable diapers are thrown away in the United States each year, and the average woman disposes of 300 lbs of feminine products in a lifetime. Disposable diapers and feminine products contain toxic materials that endanger consumers and the environment. Learn more about the impacts of disposable diapers and impacts of disposable feminine products.

    Cloth products are the most environmentally-friendly, as they can be washed and reused. If you prefer a disposable product, consider using hybrid or bleach-free disposable diapers or organic feminine products. Hybrid diapers are cloth exteriors with a disposable liner. Read more about the pros and cons of diaper choices and feminine product choices.

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