The Poolesville Pulse

Proposed Maryland polystyrene ban would be first statewide ban on foam containers

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, the Maryland State Delegation voted 97-38 in favor of a proposal to ban polystyrene food containers. On Jan. 18, 2019, Maryland House Bill 109 was first introduced (LegiScan.com). The bill is aimed at reducing p...

Food Waste in Montgomery County: A Threat to Our Air

Joe Dwyer, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

More than one third of the food produced in the United States is wasted, and ends up in places like Gude Landfill. Gude is a waste disposal facility located just North of Rockville, only a mile away from Montgomery College. W...

New single-family home construction in Poolesville poses potential harms to the environment

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Over the past decade, small town Poolesville, Maryland has seen enormous growth in new developments and the construction of single-family homes, which pose a threat to the surrounding environment. Since 2010, the number of d...

Redeveloping Lakeforest Mall could bring sustainable urban practices to Gaithersburg

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Lakeforest Mall, located in Gaithersburg, experienced a steady decline in attendance, leading to the property being sold in 2018 to U.S. Bank in hopes of redeveloping it into a new, environmentally sustainable shopping area. ...

School named for segregationist sparks review of all MCPS school names

Brandon Summers, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

On Feb. 5, 2019, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro sent a letter to Shebra Evans, the President of the Board of Education, and Jack Smith, the county’s superintendent, asking that Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School...

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