January 30th, 2008

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Save Energy with an ENERGY STAR qualified product


If every American home replaced just one light bulb
or fixture with an ENERGY STAR qualified product,
we would preserve enough energy each year to light
more than three million homes, save more than $600
million in energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gas
emissions equivalent to those produced by more than
800,000 cars!

When you see the government's ENERGY STAR label
on a light bulb or fixture, you can trust that it has met
rigorous energy efficiency, quality and lifetime standards
set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). It's also
backed by a two-year manufacturer warranty.
The EPA and the DOE together are encouraging homeowners
to make their homes more energy efficient. The
government awards the ENERGY STAR to those
products, companies and organizations, homes, and
services that meet specifications established by the EPA
and the DOE. It's our future. Together, we can change
it for the better.

Save Energy. Save Money. Save the Planet.
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Forum on Youth Initiatives

The State’s Listening Forum on Youth Initiatives was rescheduled for February 20, 2008. This forum is hosted by the Maryland State Child and Family Services and will feature:
Secretary John M. Colmers, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
Secretary Donald W. DeVore, Department of Juvenile Services,
Secretary Brenda Donald, Department of Human Resources,
State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick, Maryland State Department of Education, and
Executive Director Dolores Briones of the Governor’s Office for Children
The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Dept. of Family Services, Harriet Hunter Building, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748, Tel: (301) 265-8401.

Register here.
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Cost of Water going up ~$73?

From Tamara Brown:

In case you have not read the Washington Post lately (Metro Section, January 15, 2008), WSSC is proposing a rate increase and fees in its Fiscal Year 2009 Budget. They are:

9.5% rate increase for the Operating Budget = $4.47 per month or $13.41 per quarter
$20 per month new Infrastructure Renewal Fee (a dedicated fee for improving infrastructure (i.e., water mains, aging pipes).

This averages to about $73.41 [comment from poster: not sure how this adds up] in total increase per quarter, and the average quarterly bill would be approximately $225.00!! To see the full Proposed FY 2009 Budget, please go to: http://www.wsscwater.com.

The WSSC Commissioners will be having a public hearing on this budget on:

Wednesday, February 6, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Largo Government Center
Room 102
9201 Basil Court
Largo, MD

To sign up to speak, please contact Sheila Cohen at scohen(at)wsscwater.com, or call (301) 206-8100. You can also e-mail your comments to Ms. Cohen if you’re unable to attend.

As you may know, WSSC serves both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. After the public hearings in both counties, the budget goes before both counties’ Councils for review, amendments and approval. The Councils will meet in May for joint approval. If the counties do not agree on the same amendments, the proposed budget AUTOMATICALLY goes into effect!!

Please voice your opinion on the proposed budget.
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Learn about & give comments on health care for Marylanders

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Town Hall Meetings
All meetings are 6:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, February 20 Prince George's County
Oxon Hill United Methodist Church,
6400 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative's Technical Advisory Committee will provide you an opportunity to:

Learn about the new health care expansion laws
Give comments on what YOU want to see in an overall plan to give access to quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders

More at Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition.

REMINDER: Get updates through emails and see other bloggers' posts in Prince George's Co. from links at the side of the home page of this blog: http://community.livejournal.com/prince_georges