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Dinosaurs, Green Roof Tours and Chemistry Experiments – Oh My!
April 19, 2011, 9:32 am
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Dinosaurs, Green Roof Tours and Chemistry Experiments – Oh My!

The Maryland Science Center Is Giving Giving Green Roof Tours During Their Earth Day Celebration.

Earth Day Celebration
Maryland Science Center
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Noon – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 the Maryland Science Center will celebrate Earth Day by providing visitors with a slew of conservation inspired activities in addition to their regularly scheduled programs.  Along with dinosaurs, earthquake models, outer space and other current exhibits, from noon to 4pm paid admission will also include the following:

  • Wheely Good Smoothies (human powered blended fruit drinks)
  • green roof tours
  • recycling races
  • the sending out of Solar Bags over the Inner harbor
  • chemistry experiments with green gurus
  • and much more….

For information and ticket prices, visit or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.

Green Roof Giveaway In Baltimore.

Green Roof Giveaway In Baltimore.

Cole Roofing Green Roof Giveaway!

Cole Roofing in Baltimore  is offering to install a green roof on an area non-profit – for FREE! One organization will receive a free vegetated or solar integrated roof, and one organization will receive a $5,000 donation from Cole Roofing.

Voting Period

November 16–December 17
32 organizations have made their cases and now it is time for the public to cast its vote on who is most deserving. Voting can be done through Facebook or registering at the Green Roof Giveaway site. After one month, voting will end and the winners will be chosen.

Everyone is allowed one vote per day.

Baltimore has many deserving non-profits listed on the Green Roof Giveaway.  Support your city non-profits by submitting your vote today!

For more information about the contest and to vote, CLICK HERE.

About Cole Roofing:
Family owned and operated since 1919, Cole Roofing has been providing quality commercial roofing, repair and maintenance—delivering building owners, property managers and tenants with technical industrial roofing expertise and superior customer service.


1st Building in Baltimore Receives LEED Gold Rating
Photo Courtesy of Herring Run Watershed Association

Photo, Courtesy of Herring Run Watershed Association

On June 30, 2009 the Herring Run Watershed Center announced that it is the first building in Baltimore to receive LEED gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. With the help of architects Ziger/Snead and Baltimore Green Construction, the former Pelham Bakery building has been transformed into an example of green design.  The building is outfitted with a green roof and native plant gardens, a composting toilet and recycled tile bathrooms, a tankless water heater, recycled oak floors, recycled countertops, low flow faucets, fsc certified cabinets, a self-monitoring lighting and HVAC system and more.

For an excuse to visit the center, consider participating in the vegetable gardening workshop to be held this month:

Grow it Eat it!

When: Wed, July 15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Herring Run Watershed Center, 3545 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21213 (map)

Description: It’s not too late! Join the Grow It Eat It statewide campaign to have one million vegetable gardens in Maryland. Learn how to start and maintain a successful food garden that is good for you and good for the environment. We’ll talk about how to plan your garden, select your site, prepare your soil, plant your crops, and take care of your garden. This is a great workshop for residents, teachers, community gardeners, or anyone else interested in gaining a better understanding of where your food comes from and how home growing can help the environment. The class will be lead by two terrific volunteers from Maryland’s Master Gardener program. Reservations are required. To reserve your seat at this FREE class, please contact Ashley Traut at 410-254-1577 or To learn more about the Grow it Eat campaign, go to