Sustainable Maryland Certified Resource Center


Sustainable Maryland Certified Resource Center


Sustainable Maryland Certified

Sustainable Maryland is a certification program for municipalities in Maryland that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Sustainable Maryland Certified is a collaborative effort between the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Municipal League to replicate the success of the Sustainable Jersey initiative throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, beginning in Maryland.

Small Town Sustainability


Frederick County Department of Waste Management



Frederick County OSER

Sustainability is for everyone. It exists at the intersection of economy, society, and environment and is about creating long-term health and prosperity in a world we want to live in.


Energy & Green Building Information

Contact us at (301) 600-6864 for information on energy efficiency and conservation, rebates and incentives, or green building related questions.


Frederick County Sustainability Resource Contact Information

The Green Homes Challenge guides, rewards, and recognizes households for saving energy, adopting green lifestyle practices, and using renewable energy.

Additional Resources & Links

Challenge Partners

Power Saver Retrofits

Powerware Parties!

Green Homes Challenge Recognition 2015

Refrigerator Exchange Program

Solarize Frederick County


Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities


Wikipedia - Endless list of links and resources

In ecology, sustainability is the capacity to endure; it is how biological systems remain diverse and productive indefinitely. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture.

Maryland Department of Commerce Energy and Sustainability

Maryland's natural gas, electricity and nuclear power companies are joined by solar, wind, wave and biomass enterprises with a shared vision toward the state's "smart, green and growing" energy future.


Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind

Solar Energy Industries Association

American Wind Energy Association

Maryland Clean Energy Center

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES)

University of Maryland Energy Research Center



University of Maryland Office of Sustainability

The University of Maryland Office of Sustainability supports and advances environmental performance, economic prosperity and social equality through a variety of initiatives. The staff facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices and curricula for the campus community by:

  • Educating the campus community about sustainability
  • Developing sustainability programming that affects student education and campus operations
  • Fostering collaboration between units of the university and external resources
  • Consulting with campus departments (administrative and academic) to find ways of reducing environmental impacts and promoting sustainability
  • Coordinating efforts to meet the goals of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
  • Measuring and reporting on campus sustainability efforts
  • Providing outreach to individuals and organizations both internal and external to the University
  • Supporting the University Sustainability Council


Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The general definition of sustainability is to use resources wisely today to ensure future generations have the same or better opportunities.


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Maryland Sustainability Network     

The Sustainability Network is a place where interested citizens, businesses and organizations can share ideas on projects and make connections between others who share their interest. The forum will be a place for those wishing to start a project such as a sustainability plan, a rain garden, energy reduction, and other green projects.

Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration.

Maryland Municipal League


A voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan association controlled and maintained by city and town governments, MML works to strengthen and support municipal government through advocacy and the development of effective leadership.

Town Creek Foundation

The Town Creek Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation dedicated to a sustainable environment.  In support of this mission, we make grants to non-profit organizations that work to promote ecological sustainability.

Environmental Protection Agency


Our mission is to protect human health and the environment.

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.

Sustainability Resources

Sustainable Communities Online

Preservation of the natural environment is essential for maintaining community sustainability.  The sustainability of a community depends on creating and maintaining its economic and environmental health, promoting social equity, and fostering broad-based citizen participation in planning and implementation.

Maryland Sustainable Communities