Our Mission

The Howard County Office of Community Sustainability aims to protect and enhance the quality of life in our communities by addressing environmental and economic issues affecting County citizens and future generations. Guided by principles of science, ingenuity, sustainability and stewardship, the Office engages in water quality, economic development, agriculture, energy and education initiatives. 

Howard County boasts the state’s oldest Office of Sustainability and works to coordinate efforts throughout other Howard County Departments, governments through out the state and region, and community institutions.

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Sustainability Projects & Initiatives
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GreenFest
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Howard County's annual celebration of Earth Day and environmental stewardship. Features local vendors and non profits, a native plant sale, workshops, food, and more. 

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Live Green Howard
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Contains information on a wide variety of sustainability issues.

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Clean Water Howard
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Focuses on stormwater management. Find information about the Watershed Protection and Restoration Fee.

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Roving Radish
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The County's convenient food kit program to promote healthy and local food choices.

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Agricultural Preservation Board
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The Howard County Agricultural Preservation Board (APB) consists of seven board members from the local farming community. Board meetings take place throughout the year on matters related to the Agricultural Land Preservation Program (ALPP) and the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF).

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Environmental Sustainability Board
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Consisting of 13 members, the Board assists in the implementation of the County’s environmental agenda, providing both advice and review. Board members include experts in energy, air/water quality, environmental governance, community outreach and education, transit, green building, and environmental health.

News

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Team

Joshua Feldmark
Director of Community Sustainability
Lindsay DeMarzo
Sustainability Projects Manager (Stormwater)
Julie Costantino
Sustainability Projects Manager (Stormwater)
Elissa Reineck
Sustainability Projects Manager (Outreach)
Bill Mahoney
Sustainability Projects Manager (Howard EcoWorks/READY and Green Infrastructure Network)
James Zoller
Sustainability Projects Manager (Roving Radish and Agriculture)
Leah Miller
Sustainability Projects Manager (Energy and Climate)
Dani Phillips
Sustainability Projects Manager (Energy and Climate)
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