Environmental Sustainability Dev Admin
Sustainable Maryland is a free and voluntary certification program for municipalities in Maryland that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life.
The mission of Sustainable Maryland is to enhance livability for all Marylanders by helping municipalities choose a direction for their sustainability efforts, improve access to resources needed to implement action, measure their progress, and gain recognition for their accomplishments.
The Town is specifically involved in the Maryland Administration (MEA), Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD-Community Legacy) Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Weatherization upgrade program with over 130 current applicants.
We actively recruit town residents to participate in this program. In addition we partnered with University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center for Pest Waste station projects (10) in the Town of Bladensburg as well as assisting five other municipals. Our Clean and Green initiative with DHCD) is ongoing with Big Belly trash receptacles with an anticipated August or September installation date of additional Big Bell receptacles in the collaboration areas. All included in our Sustainable Maryland Certified Portfolio.
ECO City Farms at Bladensburg is located on 3.5 acres of land formerly occupied by three multifamily apartment buildings. It provides healthy food for the residents of the adjacent subsidized housing complex and the larger “healthy food deprived” neighborhood. The farm employs permaculture and season-extension techniques to its large productive growing space.
The Weatherization Assistance Program, operated by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing and Building Energy Programs section, helps eligible low income households across the State of Maryland with the installation of energy conservation materials in their dwelling units. These measures both reduce the consumption of energy and the cost of maintenance for these homes. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the Strategic Energy Investment Fund and participating EmPOWER Maryland utility companies.
The Town of Bladensburg and Prince George’s County, Maryland are providing Weatherization upgrades, funded by the Maryland Energy Assistance MEA and the Department of Housing Community Development DHCD grant program, at no cost (FREE) to the owner.
If qualified, this grant program is designed to save you money on monthly utility bills and make your home more energy efficient.