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Posted on: October 24, 2022

City Receives Sustainable Maryland Certified Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of College Park Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award

College Park, MD October 24, 2022 – The City of College Park is pleased to announce that it received the Sustainable Maryland Certified Award during the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s (MML) Fall Conference on October 13, 2022. The City was certified at the Silver Level.  This is the fourth time that the City has received the award, after its first certification in 2013.

“The City is thrilled to receive this Sustainable Maryland award and to be recognized for all of our efforts in conservation, sustainability, and positive community impact,” said Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn. “As a Sustainable Maryland Certified municipality, the City has introduced and expanded services that divert items from the landfill, began work to increase our tree canopy, and efforts to educate residents on water runoff to reduce pollutants in our waterways. Thank you to all who have helped us achieve this award.”

A total of 18 Maryland municipalities were honored at the awards ceremony. To achieve certification, municipalities are required to form a Green Team comprised of local residents, community leaders, municipal staff and officials; complete a variety of sustainability-related actions; and submit the appropriate documentation as evidence.   To achieve a Silver level, municipalities must score above 400 points; the City was certified at the Silver Level with 580 points.

 For a detailed summary of the City of College Park’s sustainability actions and certification report, please click here.

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News and media outlets are encouraged to contact Ryna Quinones regarding any inquiries or stories about the City of College Park. For all media inquiries, please contact her via email at rquinones@collegeparkmd.gov or by phone at (240) 487-3508. 

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