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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  • 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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Frederick County officials and OSER staff will recognize Certified Households at the 5th annual Green Homes Challenge Recognition event on Thursday, March 24, 2016.    The event will include prize drawings for certified households from our event sponsors.  Households will receive an entry for every challenge they are certified in!

 If you haven't certified yet,  now is the time!  All households must be certified by February 22, 2016. 

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Action of the Week
  • Households: 244
    Dispose of cooking grease properly

    Instead of pouring your grease down the drain, collect it in a glass or metal container. Use caution as grease can be very hot. This method of cleaning your pots and pans prevents grease from clogging your pipes and lessens the load on the wastewater system. When the container is full, throw it away or scoop out the solid grease and recycle the container. You can even use leftover animal fat for seasoning cast iron pots or for cooking, as a replacement for butter.

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