Sustainable Maryland Actions

See below for the Actions in the Sustainable Maryland Program. Click on the action title to learn more about the actions, or for a quick guide of submission requirements view the Master Action Tracking Spreadsheet.

For more information on the program rules and updates, including certification requirements, please click here. To learn more about how the actions are developed click here.

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  • Community Action

    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Participation in MD Green Schools

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Green Team
      • Action details Conduct Community Barriers and Benefits Assessment

        15 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Participate in SMC Green Team Training

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Complete a Green Team Action Plan

        10 Points Mandatory
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Build SMC Resource Center

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Create Green Team

        10 Points Mandatory
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Community Based Food System

    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Establish CSA Drop-off Location

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Local Food Consumption
      • Action details Local Food Fair

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Local Food Cooking & Preservation Classes

        5 Points
        • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Establish Local Farmers Market

        5 Points
        • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Promote Local Farmers Market

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Local Food Production
      • Action details Spring Transplant Sale

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Community Gardens

        15 Points Priority
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Fall Transplant Sale

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Energy

    • Action details Wind Energy Project

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Residential Energy Efficiency

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Municipal Energy Audits

      5 Points Priority
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Greenhouse Gas

    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Community Carbon Footprint

      15 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Municipal Carbon Footprint

      15 Points Priority
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Climate Planning
      • Action details Climate Change Adaptation Element

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Climate Action Plan

        5 Points
        • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Health & Wellness

    • Action details Let's Move

      15 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Living Well Program

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Workplace Wellness
      • Action details Workplace Wellness Program

        5 Points
        • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Join Healthiest Maryland Businesses

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Local Economies

    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Buy Local Campaign
      • Action details Promote Local Business Directory

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Local Purchasing Preference Policy

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Economic Analysis of Procurement Practices

        15 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Local Business Procurement Notices

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Local Business Roundtable

        5 Points
        • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Establish Local Business Directory

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Buy Local Campaign

        15 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Green Business Recognition
      • Action details Promote Maryland Green Registry

        5 Points
        • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Join Maryland Green Registry

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Green Business Certification Program

        15 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Green Purchasing
      • Action details Implement Waste Reduction Program

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Purchase Environmentally Preferable Products

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Purchase Recycled Products

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Vendor Preference Statement

        10 Points Priority
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Evaluate Current Purchasing Practices

        10 Points Priority
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Green Purchasing Policy

        15 Points Priority
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Natural Resources

    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Tree City USA

      15 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Pet Waste
      • Action details Adopt a Pet Waste Ordinance

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Develop a Pet Waste Program

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Implement a Pet Waste Education Program

        5 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Septic Management
      • Action details Dedicated Septic System Fund

        20 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Septics System Management Plan

        20 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Septics System Assessment and Inventory

        15 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Stormwater Management
      • Action details Stormwater Management Program

        15 Points Priority
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Stormwater Manager / Coordinator

        15 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Stormwater Fee Structure

        20 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Water Conservation
      • Action details Develop a Water Conservation Plan

        15 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
      • Action details Develop a Water Conservation Outreach Program

        10 Points
        • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Watershed Stewardship

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Planning & Land Use

    • Action details Innovative Demonstration Projects

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Housing and the Comprehensive Plan

      5 Points
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Participation in DHCD Sustainable Communities

      20 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Land Preservation

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

Actions & Certification