Edmonston is a Green Community!

One of the Greenest Streets in America
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About

The Town of Edmonston is located in Price Georgia’s County, Maryland. It is alongside the Northeastern part of the Anacostia River and is 2.5 miles away from Washington DC. Edmonston is home to one of the “Greenest Streets in America,” thanks to the completion of our “Green Street” Project on November 9, 2010. The “Green Street” Project has become a model for many other communities wishing to “Go Green,” and is just one of the many ways Edmonston is working hard to make our town a “healthier” place to live!

Green Street

Edmonston’s, “Green Street” is a fully environmentally friendly public space including canopy trees overhead to a storm water system underground. Green Street was first constructed in 2009 on Decatur Street. It is the first street of its kind in Maryland. Edmonston is continuously keeping up with repairs on the street in an environmentally friendly way. To learn about the future plans for Green Street, click here.

Sustainable Maryland Certification

Edmonston was certified on October 15, 2019 for our efforts to become a more environmentally friendly community. Through our work with the Sustainable Maryland Certification Program, we hope to continue being a model green community. 

For more information on how a municipality can register in the Sustainable Maryland Certification Program. This program also includes a customized green team training, and access to student resources that are available to provide consultancy services for municipal planning, contact ( 301) 405-7956 or mikeh75@umd.edu.

Award-winning programs:

Green Team

Edmonston’s Green Team is proactively working together with our neighbors to bring the community together in sustainable efforts. 

The community’s health requires a multi-faceted approach: increased accessibility for cyclists, runners, and walkers; clean air and energy; a tree canopy for each street that mirrors efforts from the green street; sustainable efforts for recycling, compost, and trash; and promotion of healthy and local food.

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Anacostia Watershed Society

The Anacostia Watershed Society was founded in 1989 by a small group of concerned individuals who decided that the environmental needs of the Anacostia River and its watershed communities required serious attention. AWS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Anacostia River by bringing partners and communities together to achieve a clean and safe Anacostia River for the benefit of all living in its watershed and for future generations.

Resources: Anacostia Watershed Society Mission Statement

Town Policies

Resolution 2013-r-05 RENEWABLE ENERGY Policy

A policy declaring the Town of Edmonston’s intent to take a leadership role in renewable energy generation within the Town of Edmonston, partnering with Maryland Energy Administration, and enrolling as a Maryland Smart Energy Community. To read more on this policy, click here.

Resolution 2013-r-06 RENEWABLE ENERGY Policy

A policy declaring the Town of Edmonston’s intent to take a leadership role in reducing electricity consumption within the Town of Edmonston, partnering with the Maryland Energy Administration, and enrolling as a Maryland Smart Energy Community. To read more about this policy, click here.

 
 
Edmonston petroleum fuel reduction Policy

A policy declaring Town of Edmonston’s intent to take a leadership role in reducing transportation petroleum consumption in and by the town of Edmonston, by partnering with the Maryland Energy Administration and enrolling as a smart energy community. Click here to read more about this policy.

 
 

Climate Action Plan (CAP)

The Climate Action Plan (CAP) aims to help the County reach its carbon emissions goal of a 50% reduction by 2030 (compared with 2005 levels). The goal aligns with the State’s projection for 50% emission reduction by 2030 through the implementation of the Maryland 2030 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s goals for the region.
 
In the spring of 2020, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed a Council Resolution (CR-007-2020) mandating a Climate Action Commission (CAC) to develop a Climate Action Plan for Prince George’s County by September 30, 2021. The County’s CAP will occur as a collaborative and inclusive community engagement process with an opportunity for public feedback and participation.
 
In January 2022, DoE, in the capacity of CAC support staff, submitted the official Climate Action Plan with the Supplemental Public Comments Report to the County Council and the County Executive. 
 
 

Learn More about Edmonston Sustainability

Green Agenda
Community, County and State Resources
Environmental Initiatives
Sustainability Efforts
Planting and Gardening Resources
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