Sunday, August 29, 2010

How to Earn Green ($$$) by going Green

How would you like to earn a little green ($$$) by going green in your landscape? There are several programs in the area that offer rebates and financial incentives to help encourage you to go green and conserve water in your landscape.  

Montgomery County Maryland Residents – Create a RainScape - Rebates of up to $1200 for participating in RainScapes Rewards Rebate Program. Maximum rebates available for various landscape changes: for installing rain gardens ($1200), conservation landscaping ($750), urban tree canopy ($600), permeable pavers ($1200), pavement removal ($1200), green roofs ($1200), rain barrels ($200), cisterns ($500), dry wells ($600)

Gaithersburg Rainscapes Rewards Program - $50 rebate for rainbarrels; up to $500 for conservation landscaping

Rockville Rainscapes Rewards Program - $50 rebate for rainbarrels; up to $500 for conservation landscaping

District of Columbia RiverSmart Homes Program - This District-wide program offers incentives to homeowners interested in reducing stormwater runoff from their properties. Homeowners receive up to $1,200 to adopt one or more of the following landscape enhancements: Shade Trees , Rain Barrels , Pervious Pavers , Rain Gardens , BayScaping

For more information about these programs, check out the links above.

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