Bethesda Green honored the county’s greenest Wednesday and acknowledged a Rockville renewable energy supplier, a Potomac school, and the marketing director of a Kensington public garden among more than 100 nominated groups.
This year’s Green Gala is the second hosted by Bethesda Green, a nonprofit that works to support environmental protection efforts. The event has seven categories, ranging from companies that promote renewable energy to individuals helping to battle climate change.
“These are the most accomplished companies and individuals from across Montgomery County and northwest D.C. dedicated to accelerating environmental stewardship in their homes, businesses and community,” Bethesda Green Executive Director Dave Feldman said in a release.
Clean Currents, a green energy supplier located in Rockville, won honors for its work supplying renewable energy. In addition to its work of supplying renewable energies, Clean Currents has donated more than $20,000 to help purchase recycling bins and rain catchment barrels, and weatherization for various schools, churches, and other community buildings in the county.
The Bullis School in Potomac was recognized for its initiatives, such as the 540 solar panels that help power the school to its community garden and introduction of environmental awareness education into its curriculum.
Brookside Gardens was also honored. The award acknowledged the public park’s use of LED lighting and green cleaning products.
The other winners were: the Rock Creek Conservancy, Congressional Bank, Piney Branch Elementary Schools Young Activists Club, and Mike Tidwell, founder and director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network.