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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4-H Teen Leadership Summit

June 28, 2021 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Carroll County Extension Center 700 Agricultural Center Drive, Carroll County MD 21157, US

The Maryland 4-H Program is excited to offer this one day in-person event for 4-H member’s age 13-18 this summer.

The 4-H Teen Leadership Summit is designed to offer networking opportunities, skill building sessions and project workshops with a focus on future career and college goals.

Event Activities include:
AM Skill Building Tracks:
Age groups rotate through skill building sessions
• Writing to Promote Your Goals and Yourself
• Networking and Creating Connections
• Career Exploration

Peer to Peer Connections:
Teens will have the opportunity to meet with 4-H Alumni and peers to chat about experiences, share ideas and find common interests.

PM Program Workshops:
• Teens will select up to three workshops of interest led by 4-H Priority and Program Teams.

Register through 4-H Online and pay your registration fee by June 14, 2021.
Review the Registration Help Guide to register for this event in 4-H Online.
Registration fee: $30 per participant, payment by credit card through 4-H Online

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Conference

2021 Maryland Land Conservation Conference

July 13, 2021 to July 14, 2021

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001

Join us for the only state-wide land conservation conference in Maryland (formerly hosted by Maryland Environment Trust) where the land trust community and its partners come together to connect, learn, share, and celebrate our collective work.

This year's indoor/outdoor conference features keynote speakers, luncheon programs, an evening reception and an array of sessions hosted by distinguished leaders in land conservation along with preservation planning with your local government officials.

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Conference

2021 Public Health Law Conference

September 20, 2021 to September 23, 2021

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 300 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202

The 2021 Public Health Law Conference brings together policy experts to learn and collaborate to build healthy communities for all.

At this critical moment for public health in the United States, come together with others to learn how the strategic use of legal and policy tools can address fundamental drivers of inequity, promote health and well-being, and save lives.

The 2021 Public Health Law Conference will examine law and policy pathways to:

  • Improving child and adolescent health
  • Addressing environmental and climate challenges
  • Eliminating the social and structural barriers to health equity
  • Addressing critical issues like the ACA, opioids, mental health, gun violence and vaccinations
  • Strengthening the legal capacity of public health departments

Who should attend?

  • Public health officials and practitioners
  • State attorneys general and public health lawyers
  • Policymakers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Advocacy and philanthropic organizations
  • Those working in sectors that impact health outcomes like housing, education and transportation
Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Conference

2021 Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference

November 18, 2021 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

173 Jennifer Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401

Our annual conference provides Maryland’s policymakers, farmers, attorneys, and stakeholders a forum for education on current legal issues impacting the Delmarva’s environmental and farming communities.

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Conference

Charles County Compost Workshop

July 26, 2021 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Charles County Dept. of Public Works 10430 Audie Lane La Plata, MD 20646

The Division of Environmental Resources and University of Maryland Extension are pleased to offer compost workshops.

 

Participants learn hands-on backyard composting techniques and how to both prevent and solve common issues. Registrants can also take home a bin to get started with backyard composting. Workshop is 45 minutes in length

Register by June 21st. Space is limited.

Participants will be required to complete a pre-program survey providing contact information, a review of COVID-19 symptoms, and agree to follow UME program requirements. Please provide an email address to access this form. The workshop is rain or shine.

For more information please call Kaitlyn Baligush at 301-539-3047 or Meg Romero at 301-932-3445.

 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Workshop

Pollinator Week

June 21, 2021 to June 27, 2021

 

Take Part in Pollinator Week!

 

Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It's a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. The great thing about Pollinator Week is that you can celebrate and get involved any way you like! Popular events include planting for pollinators, hosting socially distant garden tours, participating in online bee and butterfly ID workshops, and so much more. However you choose to celebrate this year, be sure to register your event on the map below, and share your story with us by tagging us on social media using the hashtag #PollinatorWeek.

 

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference 2021

June 27, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Virtual

Come learn about and discuss municipal issues and to network with fellow city and town officials. By participating in MML’s conference, you will enhance your knowledge and build skills that will improve your ability to serve the citizens who elected you.

Sponsor Opportunities

Be the Leader! Secure your organization as the information resource for Maryland's Cities and Towns. Become a conference sponsor and show you want to do business with Maryland's 157 local governments. Details in January.



Networking Opportunities


You will also have an opportunity to virtually meet with key state officials at the Cabinet Secretaries Roundtable and to visit commercial and state agencies in the online exhibit hall chat rooms, which includes over 250 exhibits. Exhibitors display a wide array of products and services including wireless technology, engineers, GIS systems, financial services, insurance, lighting, ordinance codification, recreation and parks equipment, water and wastewater supplies and consultants, and public works equipment and vehicles.

Saving Money
Past MML conference attendees report that attending educational workshops and meeting with conference exhibitors have saved significant amounts of money from what their municipality had previously been spending for the same service or product.

 

Conference registration and schedule details will be available on this website and in the Municipal Maryland magazine's March/April edition. Contact MML  anytime if there are any questions.

Event Type: Networking