One Montgomery Green is founded on sharing and inclusion. Our mission: To foster partnerships that help others to achieve their goals of supporting sustainable communities while promoting the development of a green economy.
One Montgomery Green (OMG) is the successor organization resulting from the merger between GreenWheaton Inc.(GW) and Silver Spring Green (SSG). Our work involves bringing together diverse perspectives from businesses, residents and government to catalyze the transition to a sustainable economy, facilitate environmental responsibility among all three sectors and increase the quality of life for all Montgomery County residents.
One Montgomery Green grew out of an initiative by Silver Spring Green and Green Wheaton to form a collaborative, convening organization that combines the energy of SSG and GW and aims to provide resources and opportunities to green organizations throughout Montgomery County, MD. With the expertise and commitment of our combined membership and partners, we are taking on effective initiatives that will serve our common mission – to promote the development of a sustainable, green economy in Montgomery County and to address unmet needs and complement other green initiatives in the County.
One of the initial exciting new projects is a mapping effort. OMG will map green assets that already exist and identify new and under-served opportunities to develop green solutions. Using the existing, successful GreenMap platform, OMG will identify sustainable and green-oriented companies, other organizations countywide and resources in specific sectors with an emphasis on Silver Spring and Wheaton. OMG is an active partner in the international Green Map® System (GMS). The GMS universal iconography is its signature tool to share green living, ecological, social and cultural resources. More than 950 projects have engaged with GMS, each bringing local knowledge and leadership to the task of capturing the information in its locale. 32,000+ sites worldwide have been entered on the interactive Open Green Map.