Riverdale Park’s Sustainability Committee (RPSC or Green Team) has been very busy since its inception on October 1, 2012. The team is comprised of Riverdale Park residents concerned with making Riverdale Park a more sustainable community.
The Riverdale Park Sustainability Committee (RPSC) is working to improve Riverdale Park’s sustainability by improving the local economy, reducing impacts on environmental resources, and encouraging community involvement. The team is comprised of residents concerned with making Riverdale Park a more sustainable community. Examples of projects the RPSC works on are a residential composting pilot project, giving away free trees and organizing a tree summit for residents to discuss tree issues in town, planting a food forest, organizing residents to clean up street trash on Earth Day, planning pollinator gardens, creating a dog waste station map, and generally advising the Town staff and elected officials about issues of sustainability in Town.
RPSC Monthly Meetings
The RPSC meets every second Tuesday of each month (except typically during July or August) at 7:30 pm to discuss issues of sustainability in our community. We are always looking for more residents to help and would love for you to join us!
Sustainable Maryland Certified
The Town of Riverdale Park received Sustainable Maryland Certification in September of 2014. Sustainable Maryland Certification (SMC) is an initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. The initiative was created to enhance livability for all Marylanders by helping municipalities choose a direction for their sustainability efforts, improve access to resources needed to implement action, measure their progress, and gain recognition for their accomplishments. The Town was re-certified in 2017and 2020. Every three years, the RPSC needs volunteers to write up summaries of the Town of Riverdale Park's sustainability actions in order to recertify.