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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Dept of Parks and Rec, Pr. Geo. County & Pepco Partner to Help Residents Reduce Carbon Footprint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2021

Media contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311

 

In Celebration of Earth Day, M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County and Pepco Partner to Help Residents Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Riverdale, MD - The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County has a mission to conserve and protect the natural spaces and species that call our county home. The Department is committed to making the best efforts to uphold sustainable practices. To continue that mission, The Department has partnered with PEPCO to help residents of Prince George’s County reduce their carbon footprint by taking simple, daily actions. The app, called EcoCRED, is an effective and user-friendly tool to assist in doing so.

“When each of us makes small changes in our daily routine, using tools like EcoCRED, we build habits that help reduce our ecological footprint,” states Bill Tyler, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation. “The EcoCred App will provide residents with information on the Department’s sustainability efforts and events, and how they can take part,” Tyler concludes.

Benefits of the EcoCRED App include:

  • Build Eco-Friendly Habits - Discover simple daily actions that truly make a difference (like Bring your own bag and Veggie Day). After you choose your habits, the app will help you stay on track.
  • Measure & Track Your Footprint - Use the ecological footprint calculator to measure your environmental impact and track your progress toward lowering it.
  • Get Offsets - With offsets, you can lower your impact on the planet and help bring powerful sustainable initiatives (like wind farms) to life.
  • Collective Action - Join over 40,000 EcoCRED members and be part of collective climate action. See how your individual efforts tally up and reduce carbon emissions.

 

“At Pepco, we are committed to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities,” said William Ellis, Pepco region vice president. "We are pleased to partner with the Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County to help customers make more sustainable decisions that are healthy for our environment.” 

 

The EcoCRED App can be downloaded in the Apple app store, Google play store, and here. Learn how you can help make a difference. Start building eco-friendly habits today.

 

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 

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