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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Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy Annual Conference

March 05, 2021 to March 06, 2021


Connect with Stewards, restoration professionals, funders, local government, and more! Whether you're a seasoned Steward, a stormwater professional, or just getting started in the wide world of watershed restoration, this year’s virtual conference has something for everyone!

Our virtual conference is all about creating connections - to nature, restoration professionals, local government, stewards, and more! We are excited to announce Dr. Mamie Parker, former Assistant Director for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, will provide the keynote address. 

Session Topics Include:

  • Innovative Stormwater Design 
  • Grant Funding
  • Inventive Community Outreach
  • The State of Anne Arundel County Waterways Invasive Plant Removal & Native Plant Solutions
  • Local Government Connections 
Event Type: ASBC
Event Category: Conference

2021 Hot Water Forum

March 10, 2021 to March 11, 2021


March 17, 2021 to March 18, 2021


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.

Click here to see a list of the organizations that participated in the 2020 virtual forum.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Conference

2021 National Environmental Justice Conference & Training Program

March 17, 2021 to March 19, 2021

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

775 12th Street NW Washington, DC 20005

Join Us for The 2021 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program Washington DC.

Leaders from various sectors will engage in 3 days of free exchange of ideas and approaches to environmental justice and particularly the impacts of COVID-19 on environmental justice and low-income communities that are the most vulnerable and have long been decimated by health disparities. These general and interactive training sessions will feature voices of experience, research, discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue. The program format will feature needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, tribes, faith-based organizations, and others with interests in environmental justice and health disparities and how addressing them can build health communities. The conference will highlight programs and collaborations that work, as well as initiatives that have not proven successful. Program speakers will feature representatives from Federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities. This interactive forum will give conference participants the opportunity to network with a variety of interests from diverse quarters. All conference participants will realize informative and productive resources that can support their individual program goals and objectives. Conference participants will also see examples of approaches that produce positive results through innovation and collaboration. All in all, the conference will prove beneficial and informative to participants.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Categories: Conference, Workshop

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

WHC Conservation Conference 2021

June 08, 2021 to June 09, 2021


Join us for Conservation Conference Online, a premier virtual event experience that only WHC can provide.

Our signature event, Conservation Conference, will be held online June 8 and 9. All of our sessions will be LIVE and include scheduled networking events.

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

World Wildlife Day

March 03, 2021 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. Given these various negative effects, Sustainable Development Goal 15 focuses on halting biodiversity loss.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

International Women's Day

March 08, 2021 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Gender Equity by 2030

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

The world has made unprecedented advances, but no country has achieved gender equality.

Fifty years ago, we landed on the moon; in the last decade, we discovered new human ancestors and photographed a black hole for the first time.

In the meantime, legal restrictions have kept 2.7 billion women from accessing the same choice of jobs as men. Less than 25 per cent of parliamentarians were women, as of 2019. One in three women experience gender-based violence, still.

Let’s make 2021 count for women and girls everywhere.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

World Water Day

March 22, 2021 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

World Water Day, 22 March 2021, is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource. Your voice will help shape the forthcoming World Water Day campaign, leading up to 22 March 2021. And your conversations will inform a report about what water means to people around the world.

Join the Conversation!

  • We want to hear from you!

  • Tell us what water means to you.

  • Share your views on social media.

  • Tag your post with #Water2me.

  • Your voice will help shape the World Water Day 2021 campaign and will inform a report about the importance of water.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

2021 Celebrate Trails Day

April 24, 2021 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Mark your calendars for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s annual spring celebration of the pathways we all love!

This year, Celebrate Trails Day (formerly Opening Day for Trails) falls on Saturday, April 24. We'll be sharing fun ways for you to enjoy the amazing trails you love while being able to #RecreateResponsibly—so that everyone can celebrate trails, safely.

Stay tuned for more on how you can join in! Learn more at + follow #CelebrateTrails for updates!

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events