Sustainability Programs

The Frederick County Division of Energy and Environment offers an array of programs to assist residents and businesses in reducing energy use (and saving money on energy costs), conserving resources, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting our Chesapeake Bay watershed, and becoming better stewards of the environment.

We recognize that the impacts of climate change are not distributed equally, and some neighborhoods and individuals are at increased risk. We are working to ensure that our programs and services meet the needs of everyone in our community. If you have feedback, program suggestions, or would like to connect with our staff, please join our Facebook conversation or send a message to

Check out this video on What Is Sustainability?

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Sustainability is often defined as the intersection between the environment, the economy and equity. Sustainable practices support ecological, human and economic health and vitality. With the understanding that resources are finite and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the methods in how resources are used. 

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