PRESS RELEASE: Envision Frederick County Announces New Executive Director

NEWS RELEASE (December 1, 2020) FREDERICK, MD -- Envision Frederick County Founder and Executive Director Kai Hagen announced today he will be leaving his position in the organization to pursue other opportunities. He … [Read more...]

Think Before You Compost

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a MASSIVE compost advocate. But compost is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to the issue of food waste in our community and around the world. Let’s start with a few basic facts: … [Read more...]

What is Project Drawdown? Learn on November 21 at Our Virtual Workshop

Frederick County residents who want to learn about the strategies and hope Project Drawdown offers to reverse global warming and mitigate climate change are invited to attend a free virtual workshop by trained Drawdown … [Read more...]

Best practices for ending exclusive single-family zoning

Your city or state just allowed—or is considering allowing—multiple units on every lot. Here are six tips for successful implementation of the Missing Middle. Last year was a groundbreaking one … [Read more...]

Climate Change Working Group releases position paper on energy and Frederick County

After eight months of work and six drafts, it is my privilege to introduce Achieving Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050: A Position Paper on Energy and Climate Change in Frederick County. The … [Read more...]

Coping with Covid: An online market opportunity to build local food resiliency

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Circumstances created by the Covid-19 virus quickly revealed frustrating weaknesses in our supply chains. Those seen in fresh foods are a natural outcome of what is typical scarcity in our local supply. Only 10% of the … [Read more...]

#Climate Stewards Pledge

We must walk more gently on the Earth. Households in the United States emit an average of 21.5 metric tons of carbon per year – almost 5 times the global average. Our goal for planetary health should be closer to … [Read more...]

How should the City of Frederick accessorize?

When it comes to accessory dwelling units, the City of Frederick is playing catch-up. Numerous jurisdictions around the country have eased restrictions on what were once known as granny flats, garage apartments or in-law … [Read more...]