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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Hartford County Farm Fair

July 22, 2019 to July 27, 2019

Bel Air

Event Type: Conferences

Old Line State Summit

July 24, 2019 - 12:00 am to 11:59 am


Preservation Maryland will convene Maryland’s statewide historic preservation conference, the Old Line State Summit, in Frederick on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This full-day event is for anyone who is committed to protecting the places that make Maryland special and those who want to know more about how to use new tools, grow effective collaborations, and hone their preservation skills. Attendees and speakers for this one-day conference vary from planners, architects, Main Street professionals, museum volunteers and staff, students, businesses, and more. Topics will include placemaking, smart growth advocacy, augmented and virtual reality technologies at historic sites, real estate development, cemetery documentation, highlighting Latinx history, climate change, and a tour of Frederick’s architecture.


Event Type: Conferences

Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Ladew Gardens

August 06, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD 21111, USA

“Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies” will help you gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in raising monarch caterpillars and butterflies. This two-day workshop will provide a meaningful, hands-on learning experience with an interdisciplinary approach of combining science, gardening, art, geography, literacy, math, technology, Mexican culture and more. 


Event Type: Conferences

National Drive Electric Week 2019

September 14, 2019 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


City Dock Dock Street Annapolis, MD 21401

September 15, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Hyattsville Municipal Center 4310 Gallatin St Hyattsville, MD 20781

September 21, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Poolesville Parking Lot at Rt 109 and Rt 107 (Anytime Fitness Parking lot and behind Basset's) 19942 Fisher Ave Poolesville, MD 20837

National Drive Electric Week, September 14-22, 2019, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

Link - Hyattsville

Link - Poolesville

Link - Annapolis

Event Type: Conferences

“The Clean Bin Project” – Film Screening

October 09, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace, MD, USA

Is it possible to live completely waste-free? In this multi-award winning festival favorite, partners Jen and Grant go head-to-head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem of waste. Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society.”


Event Type: Conferences

11th Annual Green Craft Fair - Trash to Treasure

November 09, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Watkins Nature Center

301 Watkins Park Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Explore local crafters and artists who create treasures made from at least 50% recycled, organic, fair trade or sustainably-harvested materials or environmentally friendly products.


Event Type: Conferences