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Resource | Safe Energy

Energy Efficient MD

The 2008 EmPOWER Maryland Act set an ambitious goal to reduce Maryland's energy consumption 15% by 2015. To help achieve this goal, the state's five utility companies are required to offer their customers a suite of programs to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The utilities offer a number of resources, many of which do not require a major financial investment and can result in significant energy and cost savings over time. A list of these programs can be accessed here.

Resource | Transportation

Maryland PIRG's Transit, Not Traffic Pledge

The nation’s transportation system is in trouble. America’s dependence on cars for transportation is the number one cause of our addiction to oil and a major contributor to global warming and air pollution.

Resource | Transportation

U.S. Dept of Transportation Forecasts of Future Driving vs. Reality

This figure represents how the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has forecast national Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) over time and how those forecasts have compared with actual VMT. A large version of the image can be downloaded on this page as a PDF.

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How to Place a Security Freeze

Starting January 1, 2008 Maryland consumers will be able to freeze their credit reports as a way to protect themselves from identity theft.

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Children's Environmental Health & Protection Advisory Council endorses green cleaning bill

Thanks to 2012 legislation promoting green cleaning practices in public schools, Maryland joined 10 other states in protecting both school kids and maintenance workers from toxic cleaners. Legislation introduced this session would have extended green cleaning to large childcare homes and childcare centers, while allowing for both practical and economic exemptions. Experts say younger children are most vulnerable to chemical exposure.

In March, Green Cleaning in Child Care Centers bill was endorsed by the Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council – a group of pediatricians, State Delegates and Senators, environmental activists, and State Government Agencies housed under the Maryland Department of the Environment.

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