Friday, October 15, 2010

Nature Center Progressing Nicely....

Here are some new photos of the ongoing construction of inside the nature center.

The Discovery Room is southwardly facing thus allowing the sunlight to be utilized to lighten the space.



The nature center is designed with many earth tones to accentuate the buildings architecture. The stone around the doorway was specifically selected to match the rocks discovered during excavation and they also match the foundation stonework amongst the historical structures that remain in the park.

Waste management; when nature calls!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Discovery Room




The Discovery Room in the nature center is being prepped for the flooring to be installed. The new rock wall looks marvelous!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October is Energy Awareness Month!

The Frederick Board of County Commissioners proclaimed October 2010 to be Energy Awareness Month in Frederick County and the Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) has planned a number of initiatives and events for county employees and the community. Energy Awareness Month is an opportunity to highlight the County's progress and achievements in meeting its goal to reduce consumption of non-renewable energy by 50% in fifteen years and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025.
We're finding ways to ... save fuel, reduce emissions, switch off to save, and power down!
During the month of October, look for weekly emails from OES with tips, visit our rotating display in the lobby of Winchester Hall, attend a community event (see below), and look out for a few energy-related surprises, all based on our four weekly themes:
Weekly Themes:
October 04 – 08: Save Fuel
October 11 – 15: Reduce Emissions
October 18 – 22: Switch Off to Save
October 25 – 29:Power Down
Upcoming Energy-Related Events
· Don't miss the Western Maryland Solar and Green Home Tour this weekend, October 2nd and 3rd. Go to our web page http://www.sustainablefrederickcounty.org/ or www.solartour.org/md more information.
We’ve partnered with the Home Depot on Rt. 355 for a Save Green. Live Green. Fall Energy Workshop on October 10, 2010 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Come learn about strategies and products that can increase the comfort and value of your home and decrease energy use and utility bills.
Check the OES Intranet site, http://fcg/Co_Mgr/OES, throughout the month for regular updates on events. Resources and community information are at our website, http://www.sustainablefrederickcounty.org/.

Your participation in Energy Awareness Month and commitment to energy efficiency will result in energy and cost savings to Frederick County Government. Thanks in advance for helping us reach our energy goals!