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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Unsinkable Eastern Shore II: Rural America Responds to Climate Change

April 01, 2017 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Eastern Shore Conservation Center

114 South Washington Street Easton, MD 21601

Join ESLC as we host a follow-up to our Unsinkable Eastern Shore I conference held in 2013. Participants will gain a better understanding of ongoing efforts on the Eastern Shore to prepare for the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the long-term risk of climate change. Conference includes two separate panel discussions (Preparing for Impact: Adaptation efforts on the Eastern Shore, and Our Part: Meeting the Eastern Shore's energy responsibility), as well as two keynote speakers.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

Prince George's County Pet Waste Management Summit

April 06, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

1801 McCormick Drive Conference Room Largo, MD 20774

Are you a Prince George's County Green Team member, elected official, municipal staffer, non-profit or HOA? Do you care about your community's health and want to keep your neighborhood beautiful? Sustainable Maryland is pleased to invite you to the Prince George's County Pet Waste Management Summit! This event will offer a unique opportunity for Prince George’s County elected officials, staff and residents to learn more about pet waste management and how they can incorporate pet waste best management practices into their overall sustainability initiatives.

Attendees will hear about the County’s new Pet Waste Campaign, share best practices, and access resources to start their own local pet waste management program.

Tentative Agenda: 

6:00 – 6:25pm: Networking/Light Refreshments
6:25 – 6:30pm: Welcome/Introductions
7:15 – 7:45pm: Prince George’s County Pet Waste Initiative
6:30 – 7:15pm: Flash Updates: What’s Going On in Your Community?
7:45 – 8:15pm: Road Map to Pet Waste
8:15 – 8:45pm: Get Shovel Ready!
8:45 – 9:00: Sustainable Maryland: Wrap Up

Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

Keeping History Above Water

October 29, 2017 to November 01, 2017

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

80 Compromise St., Annapolis, MD 2140

Save the Date! Keeping History Above Water: Annapolis is an international gathering hosted by the City of Annapolis in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation. Conference discussions will examine the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities, their built environments and traditional lifeways. Leaders in the fields of historic preservation, business, culture, tourism, economics, urban planning, environment, sustainability, design, engineering and public policy will participate in symposia, workshops, roundtables and tours that focus on practical solutions and community engagement.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

2017 Bowie Green Expo Educating for a Greener Tomorrow

April 08, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Kenhill Center

2614 Kenhill Dr. Bowie, MD 20715

The Bowie Green Expo is a free family-fun event open to the public. Activities include Kids Zine with make and take activities, puppet show, live entertainment, electric car display, over 50 vendors showcasing their environmental friendly products and services. The mission of the Bowie Green Expo is to educate and empower people to create a more sustainable and healthy life style and reduce the environmental footprint through conservation and recycling.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Expo

Middletown Green Expo

April 29, 2017 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Middletown Memorial Park

Join Us for a fun filled day Educational Exhibits Recreational Bike Rides Vendors, Crafts, Music & More!!

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Expo

Greenbelt Great Rain Barrel Event

April 01, 2017 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Plumbers & Gasfitters Training Facility 5000 Forbes Blvd.Lanham, MD 20706

The City of Greenbelt in Partnership with Prince George’s County Department of Environment, Plumbers & Gasfitters UA Local 5 and the Greenbelt Environmental Committee is offering discounted 50-gallon rain barrels for a limited time.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Workshop

3rd Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit

April 05, 2017 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Silver Spring Civic Center

1 Veterans Place Silver Spring , MD 20910

Join USGBC National Capital Region's Montgomery County Branch and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for a full day of interactive discussions and workshops. Topics that will be covered include Montgomery County's launch of the Commercial PACE Program, the County's new Green Bank, energy audits, commissioning, and the IgCC.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Workshop

Bringing Nature Home Talk with Doug Tallamy

April 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Bowie Center for Performing Arts

15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie MD, 20715

Come and learn from one the leading advocates for “Bringing Nature Home." Dr. Doug Tallamy will present about how homeowners and communities can landscape with and for nature.

Invite birds, butterflies, and others back to your yard by using native plants. Hosted by the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District, Bowie-Crofton Garden Club and City of Bowie Environmental Advisory Committee. Register at

Event Type: Other
Event Categories: Other Events, Workshop

Building A Healthier Summit

May 10, 2017 to May 12, 2017

DC Downtown Hotel

Renaissance Washington

The Building a Healthier Future Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country’s health and well-being. Attendees walk away with tangible, actionable solutions that will indeed help us to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Americans, regardless of where they live, work or play.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Workshop

Youth Bike Summit

October 06, 2017 to October 08, 2017

Youth Bike transforms our local communities and strengthens our national movement by empowering bicycle leaders.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Workshop