Community Involvement, Education, & Leadership
97. Refer 5 Frederick County households to the Green Homes Challenge.
Help spread the word by referring 5 of your friends, family members, co-workers, or neighbors to the Green Homes Challenge. Motivate them to register online or call the Green Homes Program Coordinator at 301.600.7414.
Names: 1. __________________________ 2. _____________________________
3. __________________________ 4. _____________________________
98. Calculate your environmental footprint.
Try out at least one of these useful calculators to discover your ecological, carbon, water, or nitrogen footprint. Re-calculate these values once you’ve finished the challenge to see how much you have improved!
Calculate your ecological footprint:
My household’s ecological footprint is: ___________ Earths
Calculate your carbon footprint:
My household’s carbon footprint is: ____________ metric tons CO2/year
Calculate your water footprint:
My household’s water footprint is: ____________ gallons/day
Calculate your nitrogen footprint:
My household’s nitrogen footprint is: __________ lb Nitrogen/year
99. Attend an environmental workshop, seminar, or discussion.
Would you like to learn how to engage in a sustainable practice like composting, gardening, or recycling the proper items? Check the Challenge website at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/GreenHomes or call the Green Homes Challenge Coordinator at 301.600.7414 for information about upcoming workshops.
You can also attend a workshop, seminar, or discussion on an issue of interest to you hosted by another organization. Click to learn more about:
Common Market workshops,
Maryland Native Plant Society workshops,
Friends of Frederick County meetings, workshops, and events,
Rain barrel workshops hosted by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin,
DNR seminars on environmental issues,
Composting workshops with the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management.
Get updates on upcoming Chesapeake Bay Watershed workshops and seminars by joining the Chesapeake Network.
100. Volunteer with an environmental organization.
There are many great initiatives within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that could use an extra helping hand. To search for volunteer opportunities in or near Frederick County, check out The Volunteer Family, Volunteer Match, or Idealist.org.
To receive updates on Chesapeake Bay Watershed projects that you can get involved in, join the Chesapeake Network.
Visit the following organization’s pages to find out more about their volunteer programs:
Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance,
Hood College’s Monocacy Basin Stream Monitoring Project,
DNR Stream Waders,
Friends of Frederick County,
Maryland Park Service,
Maryland Native Plant Society
Interested in traveling the world as a volunteer? To find out more about volunteer opportunities and programs around the world, check out the Earth Watch Institute, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Eco-shout, World Wide Helpers, Conservation Volunteers, Working Abroad, or Global Vision International.
You can even organize your own volunteer project, such as a tree planting, community garden, schoolyard habitat, adopt-a-road, rain barrel installation, or used good drive. Click for information on:
Creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat at a local school or community center,
Discounted trees for plantings through the TREE-MENDOUS Maryland program,
Adopting a road in Frederick County, organizing a project through the “Clean Up the World” program or the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.
101. Become a Green Ambassador.
If you like the idea of inspiring or motivating others to go green, consider becoming a Green Ambassador for your workplace, faith community, or neighborhood organization! Click to learn more about becoming a Green Ambassador.
Earn bonus points.
Has your household completed an action that we didn’t think of?
Total “Community Involvement, Education, & Leadership” Green Points: