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Center For A Livable Future Sponsors Food Justice Discussion
March 31, 2011, 11:32 am
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Center For A Livable Future Sponsors Food Justice Discussion

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New Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Baltimore

New Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Baltimore

The Fitzgerald LEED certified residential building, which opened in October 2010, is now unveiling a public electric car charging station at the site.

On Thursday, March 31st, The Fitzgerald  is unveiling two brand new Electrical Vehicle (EV) chargers in their parking garage. Not only is this a first for a residential building in the Mid-Atlantic region, but the EV chargers will be open to the public! From 10-11am, they will be demonstrating the EV chargers and letting people test drive some brand new Electrical Vehicles.
To learn more at The Fitzgerald blog, CLICK HERE.


Bike Share Program In The Works For Baltimore City
March 29, 2011, 4:03 pm
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Bike Share Program For Baltimore City

From Baltimore Brew (short excerpt):

It won’t be anything like those squeaky two-wheelers you rent for a Sunday spin around the park.

Baltimore’s Department of Transportation is in the process of selecting a vendor to operate a network of high-tech bikes and computerized kiosks to entice city dwellers and visitors to use bicycles to get around downtown and nearby neighborhoods.

Known as “bike sharing” or “smart biking,” the program has taken root in Denver, Minneapolis, Boston, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere after proving enormously popular in Europe.

The concept is simple – you pick up a bike at the nearest “B-station” and then drop it off when you’re done at any station in the network. The bikes can be accessed through a yearly membership or day pass. The individual is responsible for any damage or loss until the bike is returned to another hub and checked in.

To read the full story at Baltimore Brew, CLICK HERE.



Rainforest Action Network Co-founder Talks About His New Book “Tree Spiker” In Baltimore

Rainforest Action Network Co-founder Talks About His New Book “Tree Spiker”

Co-founder of Rainforest Action Network, Earth First!, and the Ruckus Society, Mike Roselle will talk about his new book Tree Spiker Tuesday, April 5th at 7 pm at Red Emmas Bookstore Coffeehouse.

From Red Emmas:

Mike Roselle teams up with Josh Mahan to write Tree Spiker, the latest in the area of nonfiction enviro-action-adventure (if such a category exists?). This book’s lengthy subtitle—From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action—gives a good overview of its contents. Roselle’s tactics as an environmental activist make him loved by some and despised by others. This man has stood his ground in front of charging bulldozers to prevent the logging of old growth forests. He’s been involved in high-profile protests against acid rain and crook timber lords, hanging banners from Mount Rushmore and the Golden Gate Bridge, respectively. And as one might expect, he’s been arrested many, many times. The co-founder of Rainforest Action Network, Earth First!, and the Ruckus Society, Roselle has devoted his life to environmental causes, and this book takes a good look at the trajectory of his (sometimes) dangerous yet purposeful career. Roselle’s been around long enough to see protests turn violent and witness a new breed of eco-terrorists in action. But in Tree Spiker, he explains why he ultimately supports environmental protest that remains rooted in the tradition of nonviolent, civil disobedience. Roselle writes with environmental journalist Josh Mahan to produce this book that will be at home on the shelves of every muckraking, monkey-wrenching nature lover out there, and it will certainly inspire many of its readers to action.



Today Is A Good Day To Switch To Windpower, Do It With The Click Of A Mouse

Today Is A Good Day To Switch To Windpower

Did you know you can switch to windpower with the click of a mouse?

Many people are unaware that they have an energy choice in Baltimore through their regular supplier, BGE. With the click of a mouse you can select a wind power plan comparable to standard energy rates in just minutes.

At a time when new streams are releasing stories of nuclear leaks, fracking wastewater, shale gas waste, mountaintop removal, dangerous coal dust deposits and more, if you haven’t already made the switch to windpower -shouldn’t you?

Baltidome used Clean Currents to switch wind power four years ago, and couldn’t be more pleased with the ease of the switch.

For those of you who have never made the energy switch before, fear not.  It takes a short amount of time and your new energy supplier will handle all of the necessary changes.  When you switch to a wind energy source, your bill will still come from BGE, as they are still your energy provider, but the company that sources the energy will be different and listed as such on your bill.  There will be no interruption in your service and the change is otherwise seamless.

You have an energy choice, so use it!

For customer testimonials on YouTube, CLICK HERE.



Tree Stewards Wanted
March 23, 2011, 11:48 pm
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Tree Stewards Wanted

From Blue Water Baltimore:

Tree Stewards Wanted!

Blue Water Baltimore is seeking a few good men and women to serve as volunteer leaders at our spring and fall tree planting events.  As a Tree Steward, you will provide vital support for our restoration projects including leading planting teams, educating community members at tree giveaways, and/or maintaining a planting site. Both weekend and weekday opportunities are available and all necessary training will be provided. Training dates this spring will be on Tuesday, March 29th and Sunday, April 3rd, with additional opportunities as needed. Please email Debra or call 410-254-1577 x100 for more details.