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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Get Social!

  • Join a Green Team
  • Post to Green Stories
  • Invite your friends to join
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Green Homes Challenge Receives Climate and Energy Leadership Award!  In 2015, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) awarded Frederick County with a Climate and Energy Leadership Award for the Green Homes Challenge. This award recognizes outstanding efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. 

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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! Each year, certified households are recognized at our Green Homes Challenge Recognition Event!

Challenger of the Week
Ginorio Household
    certified (54)
    in progress (1)
    in progress (0)
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 184
    Minimize stockpiling of excess paint

    In order to cut down on paint stockpiling, donate unwanted usable paint, properly dispose of outdated paint, and be sure to buy only the paint that you absolutely need. To properly store paint, close it tightly and write down the date that you opened it. Donate unwanted paint in usable condition to friends or charity organizations. Unopened paint cans can be donated at the Frederick Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 622 North Market Street, Frederick.

    Unwanted paint must be dried before being disposed of at a landfill or in the trash. To dry paint, add paint hardener available at home improvement stores or add a clumping agent such as sand, mulch, or kitty litter and allow to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Read more about proper paint disposal.

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