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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2020 MEDA Annual Conference

September 21, 2020 to September 24, 2020

The MEDA Board is anxious to provide you with a virtual offering of programming and plans to conduct an online program entitled “Inclusive Recovery for Economic Development.” Please continue to hold September 21 – 24 as we plan an alternative that will include: Conference Theme: Inclusive Recovery for Economic Development MEDA Business Meeting Economic Outlook by Anirban Basu MEDA Awards Silent Auction (online) to benefit the Lofton Scholarship Fund More to be announced

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Conference

APA Delaware Fall Conference

October 29, 2020 to October 30, 2020

"COVID-19 and the Real World" is our program emphasis. The first session (Thurs Oct. 29) shall be highlighting CIVID-19 impacts and influences on the Health Care Sector, while Transportation based topics is our second session (October 30). We are still arranging national and local session speakers which should be an awesome learning and outreach perspective. Other social network engagement efforts and opportunities will follow each day's session.

Event Type: ASBC
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

Howard County Conservancy Summer 2020 Climate and Sustainability Webinar Series

July 29, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

August 12, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

August 26, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Webinars are held on Zoom every other Wednesday by Dr. Sara Via, professor and climate extension specialist. Some of the topics include, "Healthy soil: What is it and why is it the basis of regenerative agriculture, gardening and landscaping?," "What can the pandemic teach us about being (un)prepared for climate change and other global disasters?," and "The power of individual choice: what can individuals do to combat climate change and how much difference will it make?."

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Workshop

ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficient Buildings

August 17, 2020 to August 21, 2020

Our theme for the 2020 Summer Study is “Efficiency: The Core of a Clean Energy Future.” We chose this theme in recognition of the rapidly evolving ecosystem of the energy industry. From resilience to health, from distributed energy resources to renewables to grid integration and virtual batteries, energy efficiency remains critical to our success. Whatever the surrounding goals for expansion of clean energy systems and services, the ability to design and operate efficient buildings is an essential foundational requirement.

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Workshop

Maryland Clean Energy Center Speaker Series

September 03, 2020 - 10:30 am to 4:15 pm

September 10, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

September 17, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

September 24, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

October 01, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

October 08, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

October 15, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

October 22, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

October 29, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

November 05, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is charging up for a series of timely and informative webinars! Plug yourself and your organization into this professional development program, designed to connect speakers and stakeholders, with a focus on current events in the evolving energy economy.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Workshop

The Challenge of Financing Resiliency Webinar

September 16, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

The Virginia Coastal Policy Center will partner with The Riley Center for Livable Communities to host a discussion on strategies and tools local governments can use to finance resilience projects. Featured speakers will include representatives of the insurance and banking industries, local government, and the private sector.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Workshop

Design DC 2020

September 21, 2020 to September 25, 2020

Design in the District goes beyond beauty. Meeting the challenges of climate change, a regional housing crisis, and safer streets through our buildings, landscapes, and communities has never been more urgent. In 2020, DesignDC will give attendees the tools and solutions they need for comprehensive design strategies that integrate sustainability, equity, wellness, adaptability, and more.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Workshop

Energy Star Webinars

July 22, 2020 to August 22, 2020

Learn more about ENERGY STAR and Portfolio Manager programs through these webinars. They are free, but registration is required.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Workshop

Fishable Swimmable Summit

September 23, 2020 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

901 S Bond St #400 Baltimore, MD 21231

Waterfront Partnership is hosting the Fishable Swimmable Summit to learn more about how clean the Baltimore Harbor is. Join us to reflect on the progress that's been made, learn from other cities, and join the discussion about where we should go from here. Attendees will get to tour Baltimore's most cutting-edge environmental restoration projects including Floating Wetlands, an Inner Harbor Oyster Garden and have the chance to walk on Mr. Trash Wheel.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Workshop