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Keeping Our Communities Green

G+P put together a mailer in celebration of Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center receiving a sustainable design award! This message also shares our efforts in working with clients on sustainable goals and maximizing opportunities for environmental literacy in the schools we build.

Have you been to Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center yet?

Howard County Library System’s Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center received the Community Champion Award at the USGBC MD's Wintergreen Awards Celebration!

Nestled within a new lush landscape, Howard County’s latest civic building is the epitome of a structure truly dedicated to public service, co-located with a 50+ Senior Activity Center and featuring one of the largest tool lending library's in the state of Maryland.

The Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center achieved its goal of a healthy, natural, and environmentally-friendly facility and site earned by LEED Gold Certification. Sustainable design elements incorporated into the design include biophilic design, optimizing natural light and maximizing views to nature.

Rock painting, gadget boarding, decorating, and service hours for the tweens!

G+P, the Chadwick Elementary School community, Baltimore County Public Schools and friends helped to improve a wooded area and transform it into a temporary Outdoor Learning Area while the new Chadwick Elementary School is under construction for the next two years. Students, staff and neighbors volunteered to help build benches around trees, make gadget boards, musical instrument panels, sorting tables, and more!

Encouraging Environmental Literacy and Engagement.

G+P partnered with the William S. Schmidt Center for Environmental Learning and Outdoor Education to lead teachers at Fairmont Heights High School (recently opened new school and LEED Gold Certified) through a professional development work session. The work session focused on the green and sustainable features of the new school, a tour of the vegetative roof, geothermal wellfield, rainwater harvesting system, greenhouse, daylit classroom and gymnasium, among other spaces.

G+P was a finalist for the Deep Impact Green Apple Day of Service Award.