Secretary Summers Archive

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards announced

Media Contacts:  Samantha Kappalman, samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov or Adrienne Diaczok, adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov410-545-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards announcedMembers report $79 million in savings through environmental practices  BALTIMORE, MD (June 12, 2014) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers joined members of the Maryland Green Registry and Bethesda Green last evening ...Read More

MDE, DNR and Maryland Petroleum Council Present 37th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment

MDE, DNR and Maryland Petroleum Council Present 37th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment Tawes and Coulter Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements of individuals, groups and government employees   Contacts:  Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.govAdrienne Diaczokadrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov410-537-3003 ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 21, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment, Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum ...Read More

eMDE – Be air aware

      THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK 2014 Last year, Maryland’s air was the cleanest in the three decades that ground level ozone has been measured. Hot summer sunshine generally increases the amount of ground-level ozone in our ...Read More

Air Quality Awareness Week 2014

Last year, Maryland’s air was the cleanest in the three decades that ground level ozone has been measured. Hot summer sunshine generally increases the amount of ground-level ozone in our air, and that causes health issues for many Marylanders with asthma or other respiratory problems. Last summer had a ...Read More

Earth Week 2014

The Maryland Department of the Environment is joining in the worldwide call to environmental awareness that is Earth Week. That means planting trees, picking up litter, teaching children how they can Reclaim the Bay and more. To kick off the week’s events on Earth Day itself, MDE Secretary Robert ...Read More

Welcome to the New-Look eMDE

      THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT WELCOME TO THE NEW-LOOK eMDE For many years the Maryland Department of the Environment has produced newsletters to share information on environmental issues. In recent years this has taken the form of eMDE – an electronic newsletter ...Read More

Media Advisory: Department of Environment to Celebrate Earth Week Across Maryland

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman or Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **MEDIA ADVISORY** DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT TO CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK ACROSS MARYLAND BALTIMORE, MD (APRIL 21, 2014) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers will kick-off Earth Week with a tree planting tomorrow in Frostburg followed ...Read More

There will be no exceptions made to Maryland’s stormwater legislation

By Robert M. Summers Secretary Maryland Department of the Environment Mde.secretary@maryland.gov   There has been a lot of discussion over the last few months in the press and the MD Legislature about Maryland’s stormwater legislation and whether or not it is reasonable to expect property owners to pay to ...Read More

MDE Secretary Summers and Howard County students celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week at Dunloggin Middle School

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MDE Secretary Summers and Howard County students celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week at Dunloggin Middle School (ELLICOTT CITY, MD) March 13, 2014 – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers met with Howard County eighth-graders ...Read More

Capital News Service: 4th and 5th GRADE STUDENTS STUDY THE ENVIRONMENT DURING READ ACROSS MARYLAND MONTH

SILVER SPRING – 4th and 5th graders at the Sienna School learned more about climate change during a visit from Maryland Department of Environment Secretary Robert Summers. Read the article Watch the video
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