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Posted on: October 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Frederick County Recognizes 2022 Sustainability Award Winners

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Frederick County Recognizes 2022 Sustainability Award Winners

FREDERICK, MD -- County Executive Jan Gardner and Frederick County Sustainability Commission Chair Faith Klareich recognized the Frederick County 2022 Sustainability Award winners and nominees at the 10th Annual Green Homes Challenge Recognition Event at the Delaplaine Arts Center on October 20, 2022. Selected by the Frederick County Sustainability Commission based on demonstrated leadership, innovation, and success in sustainability, the awards were presented in the following categories: 

2022 Awards

  • Commercial 50 or Fewer Employees—Pumpernickel + Rye
  • Commercial Over 50 Employees—Linganore Winecellars
  • Individual—Cindy Poole
  • Individual—Cindy Unangst
  • Nonprofit—Color On The Creek
  • Student –Dhruv Girish

Commercial 50 0r Fewer Employees

Pumpernickel + Rye – for pioneering a waste management initiative within their business to divert compost and recycling from the landfill, leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Commercial Over 50 Employees

Linganore Winecellars – for utilizing wind and solar power to produce 100% of their power needs to run the operation, and providing EV charging stations for customers 


Cindy Poole – for leading numerous Thurmont green efforts as a resident and chairperson of the Thurmont Green Team and fostering community engagement


Cindy Unangst – for leading numerous Middletown green efforts as a resident and chairperson of the Middletown Green Team and fostering community engagement


Color On The Creek- for pioneering measures to improve the water quality of Carroll Creek in an esthetically pleasing manner 


Dhruv K. Girish – for pioneering The Scholarly Program which provides support to underprivileged families in learning about sustainable agriculture and the environment  

Executive Gardner was joined by County Council President MC Keegan-Ayer, Myersville Council Member Wayne Creadick, Burgess of Middletown John Miller and Shannon Moore, Director, Division of Energy & Environment. 

For more information, contact Climate & Energy Manager Ashbacher at 301-600-6864 or via e-mail at

The Frederick County Sustainability Commission represents the natural environment's critical relevance in making community decisions that will sustain for all time a healthy, abundant, affordable, and inspiring place to live and work.  More information about the Frederick County Sustainability Commission can be found at:


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