Sustainability Events Calendar

Check out our sustainability calendar of events for a wide range of conference, trainings, and programs across the region.  In addition, we post information regarding Sustainable Maryland-sponsored events. You can also post events of interest to the Sustainable Maryland community by clicking on "Add Event" at right.  This link will only appear if you are logged into the website.  Click on "Sign in or sign up" on the top left of this page to log in.

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How Gardeners Can Save the World

August 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Seven Park Store

522 Ritchie Highway Severna Park, MD 21146

Join Founder/Director of Bee City USA®, Phyllis Stiles, and learn how Bee City USA can mobilize your community for pollinator conservation and how gardeners can transform ornamental landscapes to help reverse pollinator declines.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

National Drive Electric Week Event

September 15, 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Poolesville Parking Lot at Rt 109 and Rt 107

19942 Fisher Ave Poolesville, MD 20837

Getting ready for 2018 National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) Poolesville Day Electric Vehicle Show! Sign up early! More information coming soon! Poolesville Green’s 2017 National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) Poolesville Day Electric Vehicle Show was a huge success again! Number 1 again on the east coast with 129 vehicles registered and number 3 out of 276 events worldwide (based on registered vehicles). We are looking to make 2018 even bigger, but more important, better!

Event Type: Other

Smart Cities Week

October 02, 2018 to October 04, 2018

Annual Smart Cities Week held in Washington DC; registration opening soon!

Event Type: Conferences

2018 Maryland Woodland Stewards Workshop

October 04, 2018 to October 07, 2018

Shepherd's Spring Retreat Center

16869 Taylors Landing Rd Sharpsburg, MD 21782

The Maryland Woodland Stewards program teaches enthusiastic individuals how to be good stewards of natural land, and good advocates for forest and wildlife stewardship in their community. The Maryland Woodland Stewards Project (formerly the Coverts Project) is an educational program of University of Maryland Extension. It teaches forest and wildlife management practices and leadership skills to a select group of people each year. In return, participants apply these principles to property they own or manage, and actively encourage others to practice good forest stewardship using the principle of “Neighbor Helping Neighbor.”

Through classroom sessions, Maryland Woodland Stewards learn about:

  • Maryland forests and how they grow
  • Wildlife and habitat
  • Sound forest stewardship to improve the health and productivity of their woodlands while increasing wildlife habitat, diversity, and abundance
  • The natural resources professionals and organizations that provide information and other assistance to help manage their properties Classroom learning is reinforced with outdoor sessions that demonstrate how these principles can be applied to individual woodlands.

Classroom learning is reinforced with outdoor sessions that demonstrate how these principles can be applied to individual woodlands.

Deadline for application is June 29, 2018. Follow the link below for more information and how to register.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

Energy Efficiency Day 2018

October 05, 2018 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Event Type: Other

2018 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference

October 07, 2018 to October 10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, D.C. USA 20001

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. Currently in its 12th year, BECC is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.

Event Type: Conferences

Maryland Clean Energy Summit 2018

October 08, 2018 to October 10, 2018

The Hotel at the University of Maryland

7777 Baltimore Avenue College Park, Maryland 20740

Event Type: Conferences

Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference - University of Maryland

November 08, 2018 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Crowe Plaza Hotel

173 Jennifer Rd Annapolis, MD 21401

This conference will feature a range of experts who will share ideas, opinions, and information on current legal issues that impact Delmarva’s agricultural and environmental communities.

Event Type: Conferences

America Recycles Day 2018

November 15, 2018 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Take the Pledge to recycle! Be one of over 75,000 Americans to make a promise to themselves and the planet to improve their recycling efforts and get greener!

Event Type: Other

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop Mid-Shore

January 08, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Chesapeake College

HPAC 127, 1000 College Circle Wye Mills, MD 21679

This is one workshop in a series of scheduled events to educate agricultural service providers, farmers, and landowners on strategies and resources to implement conservation leasing practices on leased land.

For additional information and to register for the webinar or a workshop, visit https://agresearch.umd.edu/agroecol(link is external). For questions, contact Nancy Nunn at (410) 827-8056 or nnunn@umd.edu

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops