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Support Young Environmental Leaders In Baltimore
February 29, 2012, 4:07 pm
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Support Young Baltimore Green Leaders

From the Baltimore Community Foundation:

The City Schools Sustainability Challenge–which puts Baltimore public school students in the lead in implementing environmental action projects at their schools–is the featured project on

Your donation to the Sustainability Challenge will help us reach our goal of funding projects in 50 schools in 2012. Better yet, Constellation Energy will be matching all donations dollar-for-dollar, so your gift will be doubled!

From school-wide recycling programs, to rain gardens, outdoor classrooms, and composting and energy conservation projects, Baltimore students are leading the way in making their schools greener.

Urbanite Project 2012: Addressing Food Deserts
February 29, 2012, 1:29 pm
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Urbanite Project 2012
Addressing Food Deserts

Urbanite Project 2012, Healthy Food Challenge Q&A
When: Tue., March 6, 5-6 p.m.
Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
140 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore

From Urbanite:

Last year’s Urbanite Project tackled Redline construction; this year we’ve set our sights on the city’s silent dilemma: food deserts. You’re invited to the Lyric for the Urbanite Project 2012: Healthy Food Challenge Q&A session. Urbanite staff and our partners from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, United Way of Central Maryland, and Stratford University come together to answer your questions. Shocked by the fact that two-thirds of the city’s adults and forty-percent of its high schoolers are overweight or obese, we’re looking for people with big ideas about how to make Baltimore healthier by making nutritious food accessible to all.

For more information at Urbanite, CLICK HERE.

Discussion – America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food
February 28, 2012, 2:43 am
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Discussion – America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food

Jonathan Bloom on the American Wasteland
Monday, Mar 05, 2012, 7pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library

Wheeler Auditorium

Jonathan Bloom talks about his book, American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)

American Wasteland book, smallGrocery prices and the forsaken foods at the back of your refrigerator seem to increase weekly. After reading American Wasteland, you will never look at your shopping list, refrigerator, plate or wallet the same way again. Jonathan Bloom wades into the garbage heap to unearth what our squandered food says about us, why it matters, and how you can make a difference starting in your own kitchen — reducing waste and saving money. Interviews with experts such as chef Alice Waters and food psychologist Brian Wansink, among others, uncover not only how and why we waste, but, most importantly, what we can do about it.

Jonathan Bloom is a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Presented in partnership with United Way of Central Maryland, Wesleyan University, and JHU Center for a Livable Future.
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The Ivy Bookshop will be selling copies of the book at a booksigning following the program.

Green Monday At American Brewery with Marty Schwartz, of Vehicles for Change
February 27, 2012, 10:29 pm
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Green Monday At American Brewery with Marty Schwartz, of Vehicles for Change

Join CSBA and Social Enterprise Alliance, Maryland Chapter for an evening of networking and learn about Vehicles for Change and it’s Freedom Wheels Program. Enjoy beer/wine and light fair in the beautiful American Brewery Building.

Monday, March 5, 2012, 5:30–8 PM
Humanim at the American Brewery
1701 N. Gay Street, MAP IT

The social enterprise success of Vehicles for Change and it’s Freedom Wheels program are rapidly becoming a national model for increasing access to opportunity for working families. What is less well known are the contributions Vehicles for Change makes to the local economy, and the positive environmental effects of its vehicle rehabilitation process. Speaker: Marty Schwartz, CEO of Vehicles for Change.

Register online by COB Friday, March 2, 2012: $20 member / $30 non-member ($30 member / $40 non-member at the door)

To register, CLICK HERE.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26, 2012, 5:45 am
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February 26 – March 3, 2012

From The Nature Conservancy:

What is an Invasive Plant?

Invasive plants are usually nonnative species that have been introduced intentionally or by accident and spread from human settings into natural areas with negative effects to our economy, environment or health.

Free from the plant-eaters and parasites that keep them in check in their native ranges, invasives reproduce rapidly and spread aggressively, taking over natural areas and altering biological communities. Invasive plants have been referred to as a form of biological pollution.

What can you do?

You can do your part by learning about some common invasive plants in our area and being able to identify them.

To download a Maryland Invasive Plants Brochure from The Nature Conservancy, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about Maryland invasive plants. CLICK HERE.

Engineering Green One Day Conference
February 22, 2012, 10:16 am
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March 6, 2012
@ Engineering Society of Baltimore

Keynote address from Mark Maloney, Dir. of Public Works, City of Shoreview, MN
“Pervious Concrete as Public Infrastructure”

Read Mark Maloney’s Bio Here

Vendor Tables  *  Breakfast and Lunch Included  * PDH’s available

Engineering Green 2012 is an event for civil engineers, landscape architects, property owners, developers, and others interested in the engineering design of a sustainable site.  This one day conference will showcase projects in the commercial and government sectors int he Chesapeake bay Watershed.  The day will include four sessions (with 2 or 3 presentations to choose from in each) in which presenters will give an in-depth look at project design, implementation, and lessons learned.  The event will also include a keynote address from a leader in the field of site sustainability, breakfast and lunch, and a chance to put your mind together with other professionals working in similar areas and dealing with similar issues to come up with practical solutions.

Early Registration Ends Feb. 28th

For more information, CLICK HERE.