A City council-appointed community board, the Green Team guides Frostburg’s long-term efforts to be vibrant, environmentally sustainable community of choice. Going green saves our small town both valuable natural and financial resources while creating unique opportunities for community engagement and inclusivity. To do that, we:• Encourage sustainable best practices• Promote events and partnerships that encourage green behaviors• Engage our community residents and groups• Share information about local and regional natural resources We’re committed to working with our community—residents, businesses, social organizations, churches, and educational institutions—to make Frostburg a conservation-minded destination of choice. Green Team events are shared by FrostburgFirst.• downtownfrostburg.org• FB: @frostburgfirst• Twitter: @frostburgfirst• Instagram The Green Team, founded in 2016, aided Frostburg becoming a certified Sustainable Maryland community on October 10, 2017. Team members developed the City’s Community Certification Report.In 2019, the Green Team seeks volunteer and community involvement in:• Community trash cleanups• Poop-a-ganda, a pet waste education initiative• Food preparation and preservation classes• Farmers' Markets• Tree and plant sales• Beautify the ‘Burg, and• Recycling and trash education initiatives.The City of Frostburg has a long history of conservation and green-minded initiatives including:• Constructing a hydroelectric plant• Promoting and expanding the Frostburg-based Allegany County Farmers' Market to include a winter market• Being a Tree City USA town and participating in regular tree plantings• Participating in Beautify the Burg, the city’s official community volunteer day to remove trash• Organizing a residential solar installation project, and • Expanding city ordinances to allow residents to keep chickens.What is a Sustainable Maryland community?Sustainable Maryland is a certification program for municipalities in Maryland that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Sustainable Maryland is a collaborative effort between the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Municipal League.