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Maryland State Government Maryland Department of the Environment

mde and environmental sustainabilityGreening Your Facility
Improve Your Environmental Performance and Save Money

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is responsible for a wide range of regulatory programs that protect our state’s air, land and water resources.  Many Maryland businesses, however, aim to go beyond what is required by law to ensure that future generations enjoy the high quality of life and natural environment that our state offers.  MDE supports this proactive approach to environmental management and offers information and technical services to help citizens and organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.

Sustainability: Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

United Nations World Commission
on Environment and Development, 1987

"Many Maryland businesses already enjoy the economic benefits of improved environmental performance.  I encourage all Maryland companies to take advantage of the free services MDE offers to help organizations of all types improve their efficiency and operations."

Robert M. Summers, Ph.D, Secretary
Maryland Department of the Environment

Learn more about these MDE Services:

  • Technical Assistance - Green your facility with free on-site assessments and Environmental Management System Implementation Assistance
  • Informational Resources - Checklists, websites, and other resources to get you started
  • Recognition - Share your successes and receive recognition through voluntary state programs

For more information about any of these programs and services, please contact MDE Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Coordinator Laura Armstrong at (410) 537-4119