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.

Scroll down this page to see upcoming events listed in date order by category or search for specific events using the filters below.

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Tap into Resilience, WaterNow Alliance Virtual Summit

April 06, 2021 to April 08, 2021


Connect with new ideas, a community of support, and inspiration around our shared vision for a more resilient water future.

Our 2021 virtual summit, Tap into Resilience, is about discovering opportunity amid challenges. Reshaping systems to advance equity. Accelerating sustainable water innovation to build safe, healthy and prosperous communities for everyone.

This summit will bring together elected and appointed local government officials, utility management and senior staff, water innovators, and more, to explore cross cutting water strategies, share solutions, and engage with experts in order to make decisions that will shape our nation’s water future.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Conference

Environmental Film Festival

March 18, 2021 to March 28, 2021

The 29th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital will be held March 18-28, 2021. We look forward to offering a robust online festival featuring over 100 films and many filmmaker and expert panels (in-person, theatrical screenings will continue to be pending until safety permits).

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Expo


January 26, 2021 to January 27, 2021


Largest Annual Conference & Trade Show by, for, and about the organics recycling industry!

VIRTUAL COMPOST2021 - Sharing Local Solutions Globally - is the USCC's 29th Annual Conference, where compost manufacturers, affiliates, equipment manufacturers, consultants, allies, and partners in the industry gather for a virtual tradeshow and conference bringing 37 speakers over three targeted tracks. 

Paul Hawken, New York Times best selling author and founder of Project Drawdown, will be the USCC's keynote speaker for VIRTUAL COMPOST2021 - Sharing Local Solutions Globally, the US Composting Council's 29th Annual conference.

Event Type: Webinars

2021 Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit

January 26, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Tune into the Annual Maryland Environmental Summit to fight for key environmental bills in the 2021 Maryland General Assembly!

Tune in virtually to the annual Maryland Environmental Summit, sponsored by the coalition of Maryland environmental groups known as CCE (Citizens Campaign for the Environment)!  Learn about and rally for passage of important environmental bills in the General Assembly's 2020 session including:

    • Increasing Maryland’s greenhouse gas reduction requirements to 60% below 2006 levels by 2030 and net neutral by 2045
    • Banning plastic bags at the point of sale at retail locations
    • Fighting dangerous PFAS "forever chemicals" that are polluting our waterways and putting health at risk
    • Funding the Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) Capital Needs and electrifying MTA buses

There will be presentations by both environmental advocates and leading members of the General Assembly.

Event Type: Webinars

2021 MAEOE Annual Conference

February 03, 2021 to February 07, 2021


Registration for 2021 opening soon!

Get Ready for the Virtual MAEOE Annual Conference, February 3 - 7, 2021. This year join educators from the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond for education sessions, speakers, and workshops, as well as social and networking opportunities. Keynote Speaker Saturday, Dr. John Francis, the Planet Walker (see the URL below for more details).

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

GreenBiz 21

February 09, 2021 to February 11, 2021


This event is primarily designed for corporate sustainability executives and other professionals who are interested in integrating sustainable practices into their roles or businesses.

The sustainability profession is evolving, with new concerns and concepts emerging faster than ever. To keep up, you need to know the latest trends, tools and insights shaping your job and company today — and tomorrow.


GreenBiz 21, the premier annual event for sustainable business leaders, will convene more than 1,200 professionals online — February 9-11. By joining this invitation-only event, you’ll form valuable connections with the GreenBiz community and gain access to more than 80 sessions — leaving you feeling inspired and prepared for a successful year ahead.

Event Type: Webinars

Taking Nature Black 2021

February 23, 2021 to February 27, 2021


Register now for early bird pricing!

TNB 2021 will run for FIVE DAYS, primarily virtually, from Tuesday, February 23rd through Saturday, February 27th, with some select outdoor events that follow governmental guidelines for social distancing.

Our theme is Call and Response: Elevating our Stories, Naturally! This year we're elevating our stories chautauqua-style, so be on the lookout for speakers, creators, innovators, scientists, educators, musicians, artists, and entertainers telling their stories about everything from climate change to environmental justice and environmental joy in creative ways.

Stay tuned to this page for updates on this landmark event, and be sure to follow us on social media using the hashtag #TakingNatureBlack

Event Type: Other

Green School Summit for Facilities & Sustainability Leaders

February 25, 2021 to February 26, 2021


This educational summit is hosted by the Center for Green Schools and the Green Schools National Network.

With like-minded school staff, share best practices for creating and maintaining learning environments that are healthier for students, teachers, and the planet while gaining strategies to connect your important work to the classroom. This summit is designed to engage school facilities, energy, and sustainability staff and non-profit partners working to help green schools.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

22nd Annual National Bike Summit

February 28, 2021 to March 03, 2021


Registration will be opening in December!

The 2021 National Bike Summit will take place online, February 28 - March 3, 2021, with daily convenings beginning at 1pm ET / 10am PT. This year’s theme is “Bikes: Our Vehicle for Change” in recognition of the power of bicycling to move us forward, even in the most challenging of times. 

Event Type: Webinars

2021 Hot Water Forum

March 10, 2021 to March 11, 2021


Click the link to see a list of the organizations that participated in the 2020 virtual forum!

The hot water industry is currently experiencing a renaissance. Join us in March 2021 as we explore new technologies and methods that help us provide efficient hot water to users in commercial, multifamily, and residential buildings.

The 2021 Hot Water Forum Virtual will be held over four days with more than 15 breakout sessions on cutting-edge technologies, system design, programs, and policies. You will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and fellow professionals, all passionate about hot water issues in all sectors. New to 2021 will be the opportunity to watch demonstrations on the latest products, technology, and system designs.

Event Type: Webinars