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International Day Of Climate Action: 350 Baltimore
October 19, 2009, 12:17 am
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Baltimore Responds To Global Call For Climate Action Saturday, October 24th

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis.  350 (parts per million) is the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.  On October 24th events will be occurring all over the globe to bring attention to this figure and 350.org is asking for your help.

In Baltimore: Families March For The Climate (This is a dog friendly event)

Join Greenpeace, and others, as they march Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to call for action on global warming.  Meet outside the Port Discovery Children’s Museum and walk along the water’s edge until Rash Field where the route ends for a massive group photo opp.  For more info on the march, CLICK HERE.

Location Information
35 Market Place Outside Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Baltimore, MD, 21202
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To better understand the significance behind “350”, check out the short video below:



Learn How To Green Your Business For Free

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Maryland now has a free online source to help you green your business; the Maryland Green Registry.  As part of Maryland’s Smart Green and Growing campaign, dozens of helpful tips are now listed on their site to help individuals, small business owners and corporations minimize their environmental impact.  There is information provided in areas of management, waste, energy, transportation, water and green building.  This information is all free and available with no sign-up required.  However, if you do choose to register your business, you will have the added benefit of having your business listed on the site.  For more information, CLICK HERE.



Supergreen 2.0, Sustainability Festival Sat. 10/17
October 14, 2009, 1:01 pm
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Just In Time For Winter, This Saturday Is Sustainability Festival Supergreen 2.0!


The above video is from the first Supergreen.  The first Supergreen was so successful, now there’s Supergreen 2.0!

This Saturday, October 17th folks can learn how to heat their homes using locally grown sustainable Biomass, buy renewable electricity and utilize solar power, inexpensively make there home more energy efficient and more.  Stop by the Mill Valley General Store at 2800 Sisson Street, just off the I83 29th Street Exit, between 9:30 am to 2pm to check out the activites. For more information, CLICK HERE.




No Impact Baltimore

No Impact Week Begins October 18th

In Spring of 2009 the No Impact Project was founded.  Soon thereafter the No Impact Project site was created to encourage people to reduce their environmental impact.

Later this year, No Impact Project teamed up with The Huffington Post to create the No Impact Experiment to encourage people to go “No Impact” for one week.  Here is their handy No Impact Guide.  So, come on Baltimore, join today!



Baltimore Celebrates Fall With Local Agriculture
October 13, 2009, 12:50 am
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Hamilton/ Lauraville Community and Woodberry Kitchen Celebrate Local Agriculture This Weekend.

Hamilton/ Lauraville Harvest Festival – 10/17 Rain or Shine!

Location: 4500 Harford Road, Market Connection, (site of Hamilton/Lauraville Farmer’s Market)

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Activities will include: music and contra dancing, food, storytelling, apple bobbing, scarecrow making, garden talking, info getting, picture taking and history making.

Woodberry Sausage Festival – 10/18 *This Event Has Been Canceled Due To Weather Forecasts*

Live Music and Sausages, With Vegetarian Options Available

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Nuclear Renaissance

Baltimore Based Constellation Energy Aims to Activate Nuclear Renaissance.

On Friday the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a partnership (the transfer of operating licenses) between Constellation Energy and Electricite de France, a French energy company.  Armed with this new vote of support from the US government, Mayo Shattuck, Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Energy, took to the airways this morning to advertise his campaign for a Nuclear Renaissance.

For folks who aren’ t as excited about the Nuclear Renaissance as Mayo Shattuck, consider switching to wind power.  If you live in Baltimore, wind power is currently cheaper than the rates you are receiving from Constellation Energy through BGE.  For more information on switching to wind power, CLICK HERE.

For an article in the Washington Post about the transfer of operating licenses, CLICK HERE.