Filed under: Events | Tags: Baltimore Offie of Sustainability Climate Action Plan
Baltimore Climate Action Plan
Town Hall Meeting
Baltimore Climate Action Plan Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m.
Baltimore Medical Systems
Highlandtown Healthy Living Center, LEED Platinum building
3700 Fleet Street, Baltimore 21224
From the Baltimore Office Of Sustainability:
The Baltimore City Office of Sustainability will introduce its Climate Action Plan (CAP) greenhouse gas emission reduction measures and strategies for the City to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 at a town hall meeting.
A Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the next step in Baltimore City’s comprehensive Sustainability process to meet the current environmental, social, and economic needs of the community without compromising the ability of future generations to meet these needs.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Baltimore is vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the form of rising sea levels threatening real estate and infrastructure, increased cooling loads raising the cost to air-condition our buildings, and rising temperatures endangering public health. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 will help grow Baltimore as one of the greenest cities in America.
To Register, CLICK HERE.
Kimchi 101 At Baltimore Food Co-Op
June 28, 2012 — 5:30pm
Location: Baltimore Food Co-op, 2800 Sisson Street, Baltimore 21211
Join food and gardening educator Chrissa Carlson of Urban Farmhouse Edible Landscapes to learn the basics of this Korean staple, including versions made from cabbage and radishes! Spring vegetables get a probiotic boost, tangy zip and spice fire when transformed into kimchi.
Samples will be provided.
To RSVP, email Katie Dix or call her at (410) 488-5663 x128.
BaltimoreBikeParty 80’s Ride
BaltimoreBikeParty has something special planned for riders in Baltimore this month: June’s RAD 80’s Bike Party.
damn the 80’s were so choice. whether it was new wave, hair metal, the cure, run DMC, miami vice or valley girls, the 80’s was a pure excess of awesomeness. and, let’s face it, so is riding your bike, right? ESPECIALLY in a huge bike PAAAAAARTAAAAAAY! so dust off your best spandex and acid wash jordache, huge gold chains and high top pumps. coif up your best flock of seagulls hair or side ponytail and come out and ride baltimore to a bitchin’ 80’s track list with all your wicked homeboys and homegirls and get ready for some mad slamdancin at the red lights.
BaltimoreBikeParty meets at 7pm on the last Friday of the month at the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon. The wheels hit the road at 7:30. They usually ride until ~9:30 with 1 or 2 stops along the way. The ride is a slow pace (~6-10mph) designed to keep everyone of all biking abilities together!
To learn more, CLICK HERE.
Baltimore Native Berry Festival
Native Berry Festival
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 11am-3pm in Herring Run Park
Blue Water Baltimore’s annual community picnic and volunteer celebration is right around the corner. There will be live music, local food, wine and beer, fun for the kids, and a native berry dessert competition–and there’s still time to sign up if you’re interested in competing!
Native Berry Dessert Competition
For more information, CLICK HERE.
Filed under: Events | Tags: Fracking, SUstainable Speaker Series, Under The Surface
Book Release And Fracking Discussion With Journalist Tom Wilber
Sustainable Speaker Series
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Public Library
Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
Tom Wilber talks about his new book, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale.
Tom Wilber has spent years interviewing key players and local residents on all sides of the Marcellus Shale issue. Running from southern West Virginia through eastern Ohio, across central and northeast Pennsylvania and into New York, the Marcellus Shale formation underlies a sparsely populated region that features striking landscapes, critical watersheds, and a struggling economic base. It also contains one of the world’s largest supplies of natural gas, a resource that has been dismissed as inaccessible until recently. Technological developments that combine horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” — have removed physical and economic barriers to extracting gas from bedrock deep below the Appalachian basin. Under the Surface is the first book-length journalistic overview of shale gas development and the controversies surrounding it.
Tom Wilber has been in the newspaper business for more than 20 years and has written for the Central New York Business Journal and the Watertown Daily Times. For 17 years he worked for the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, covering business, health, and environement beats. From 1992 through 2005, he taught various journalism courses at Broome Community College and Binghamton University.
Presented in partnership with Baltimore GreenWorks as part of the “Sustainable Speaker Series.”