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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P3 Water Summit

July 08, 2020 to July 10, 2020

Our annual program examines how alternative project delivery methods are being used to advance critical water projects of all sizes across the country. We explore innovative approaches in project design, build, risk, financing, and O&M that offer communities new ways to meet complex water, wastewater, and stormwater challenges.

Join public agency representatives, utility operators and industry nationwide for 3 valuable days on the latest modes of water infrastructure delivery. The 2020 Summit is dedicated to alternative delivery methodologies for owners, operators, and industry partners.

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Conference

GCC's Managed Retreat Toolkit Launch

July 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Georgetown Climate Center’s Managed Retreat Toolkit will synthesize best and emerging practices for facilitating retreat in vulnerable coastal areas, conserving and enhancing important coastal ecosystems, and preparing higher-ground “receiving communities” to take in residents relocating away from vulnerable areas. The toolkit will include case studies about retreat from across the country, including examples from both coastal and riverine communities.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Workshop

ACEEE Hot Water Forum

July 21, 2020 to July 29, 2020

Explore the smartest, most cost-effective ways to improve the efficiency of hot water systems, the second largest energy user in the home. In addition, learn about the intersection between hot water systems and important issues like equity and decarbonization.

At this unique virtual event, with 16 breakout sessions on new programs and ideas, you will hear from industry leaders and fellow professionals in a welcoming community that is passionate about hot water issues in the latest technology, system design, sectors, and programs and policies.

Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Workshop

Climate Change Resiliency Through the Power of Nature

July 22, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Climate change impacts, such as sea level rise, higher-intensity storms and wildfires, and droughts, can damage infrastructure and impede operations, leaving companies vulnerable to risk. Join our expert speaker to learn how companies can harness the power of nature to build resilience against these impacts and hear case studies about companies who have implemented successful nature-based solutions.

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

Howard County Conservancy Summer 2020 Climate and Sustainability Webinar Series

June 17, 2020 to August 26, 2020

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

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

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