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FREE Eco Conference At AVAM
January 13, 2012, 9:59 am
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2012 State of Our Earth Eco Conference

State of Our Earth Eco Conference
Sunday, January 22, 2012, 10am
Cost: FREE
American Visionary Art Museum

From the American Visionary Art Museum:

In conjunction with the American Visionary Art Museum’s current original exhibition–ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma–we will be hosting an all day, visionary, ECO CONFERENCE that will be held on the third floor of our Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Sandra Steingraber–an authority on environmental links to cancer, and author of the acclaimed book Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment. The conference will also feature speakers Dr. Susan Shaw, a marine toxicologist, Doctor of Public Health, and Founder/Director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) speaking about the state of our oceans, as well as Dr. Shira Kramer, an epidemiologist and expert witness who founded Epidemiology International–an international organization that focuses on using scientific data to improve community health. Among these top scientists and activists, the voices of indigenous and Native American artists sharing their respective prophetic visions for the upcoming year 2012 will also be heard. The evening program will feature screenings of award-winning films, tours of the Maya-centric gallery in “All Things Round,” and much more!

To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Maryland Waterways Want You!

Maryland Waterways Want You!

Speak up for Maryland waterways since they can’t speak up for themselves!

From Blue Water Baltimore:

Watch That WIP!

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will be hosting meetings around the state to take comments on recently filed Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs). The MDE is under pressure from all sides to weaken the WIPs, which detail how to reduce the pollution that flows through our waterways and into the Bay.

We have a HUGE opportunity with the comment period coming up, Jan. 15 – Mar. 1. We need volunteers to attend the in-person meetings hosted by MDE and the Agro-Ecology Center and offer comments about how important it is to have strong WIPs. You do NOT need to be an expert– being a concerned citizen who simply shows up and goes on the record is of enormous importance! If you have even an inkling of interest, email Mike Aaron or call 410-254- 1577 x107 (he gets very excited when he gets calls).

To learn more about Blue Water Baltimore, CLICK HERE.

Give Used Tools For Vacant Lot Restoration
January 10, 2012, 9:53 am
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Give Used Tools For Lot Restoration

Community Tool Drive
January 15, 2012, 11am – 4pm
Parks & People Foundation
800 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore

The Parks & People Foundation, Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN) and Power in Dirt are hosting a Community Tool Drive to collect tools for to be used for vacant lot restoration and the maintenance of community gardens in Baltimore City.

All donated tools will be placed in free tool banks throughout the City that community groups can access in order to implement neighborhood projects related to gardening, park maintenance and community greening.

For more information, please email Katie Dix or call her at (410) 448-5663 ext. 128

Baltimore Green Works Annual Wintergreen Party
January 4, 2012, 9:27 am
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Baltimore Green Works Annual Wintergreen Party at Red Maple

January 11, 2012, 6 p.m.
Red Maple Restaurant & Lounge
930 N. Charles Street, Baltimore 21201
$10 suggested donation

Come celebrate the New Year with BGW.  A chance to sit by the fire while catching up with old friends and a few new.  It’s a great time to make plans for the coming year as we sip on hot drinks and snack on delicious local foods prepared by Chef Colin Innes.

Baltimore Bike Meetup/Ride From Balto To Patapsco
January 2, 2012, 12:04 pm
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Mid-Week Morning Ride From Downtown to Patapsco Trails

B’More GREEN Ride
Biking In Baltimore Meetup
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012, 8:45 AM
Panera Bread
600 E Pratt St MAP IT

From Biking in Baltimore:

Ride From Downtown to Patapsco Trails.. 50/50 Road/MTB!

This is a casual & fun (and zero emissions) ride from downtown Baltimore to Patapsco trails.

Roadies: You’re welcome to show up on skinny tires and head out west with us on the Gwynn Falls paved “trail” before we peel off.  If it’s wet, we’ll all stay on the roads for duration of ride

MTBers: If you’re interested in dirt only and you want to save your knobbies, feel free to just meet us at the Park N Ride on rte 166, near UMBC, at 9:30AM

Then we’ll hit the trails for an hour or so loop and head back, all (mostly) downhill back downtown… Woo hoo!

Support Cylcing in Baltimore: Be A Volunteer Bikecounter For A Day
January 1, 2012, 8:06 pm
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Baltimore Bike Counters Needed

From B’more Bikes:

Baltimore’s 2nd winter time bike counts are coming up January 10th, 11th & 12th.  While 2 people at each location/time would be ideal, there are some locations/times still vacant.  We need a few more volunteers to help, especially at

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 7:30-9:30 a.m
Pratt & South
Keswick & Wyman Park

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Keswick & Wyman Park

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Keswick & Wyman Park

To sign up, CLICK HERE.