Three Major Problems with Parking Minimums

Parking minimums are the strange, out-dated, and totally unscientific law that's probably languishing in your city's zoning code. They sound dull (and they are) but they're incredibly important because they have … [Read more...]

Envision Speaker Series: ALICE in Frederick County, with Malcolm Furgol

Far more Frederick County households than you might imagine (roughly four of every ten) are living on the edge, and worry every day that they are one emergency away from financial disaster. By many standards, … [Read more...]

Connect with the Multi-faith Alliance of Climate Stewards of Frederick County

The Multi-faith Alliance of Climate Stewards (MACS) of Frederick County is made up of individuals and faith communities who are called to act on climate. As people of faith, it is our moral duty to learn more about … [Read more...]

GREEN DRINKS! March 20: Vermicompost with Linda Norris

On Wednesday, March 20th, join us again, or for the first time, for an enjoyable social hour and an engaging presentation! Green Drinks is scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month, each starting with a social … [Read more...]

Blockbuster year for monarchs, but what lies ahead?

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I was at Shepherd University the other day talking to Susie Munnis, who had just returned from San Miguel de Allende. This was her first trip to Mexico and I was anxious to hear how she liked it. She then told me that … [Read more...]

Good congestion, bad congestion

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Our model for traffic congestion is flawed. We need to make the crucial distinction between good and bad congestion and plan our transportation systems accordingly. A few years ago, after taking a blood test, my … [Read more...]

Maryland should stop subsidizing pollution from incinerators

Several months ago, Frederick County broke ground on the Ballenger-McKinney Photovoltaic Solar Project — a 5-acre, 1.3-megawatt solar array. This project is special, not only because of the over $100,000 it will save … [Read more...]

Unsprawl: The Agricultural Reserve in Montgomery County, Maryland

Maryland’s Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve comprises 93,000 contiguous acres in the Washington, D.C. metro region set aside for farming and wildlife habitat. Since it was established in the 1980s, the reserve has … [Read more...]