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.

To access past webinar recordings or download workshop presentations, click on "Past Webinars and Training" at right.

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Walk/Bike to School Day

May 05, 2021 to May 06, 2021

Mark your calendar for National Bike to School Day on May 5, 2021, and get ready to bring attention to the value and joy of safe walking and rolling!

The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.

The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.

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Event Category: Other Events

World Bee Day

May 20, 2021 - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Bee engaged!

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.

The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries.

We all depend on pollinators and it is, therefore, crucial to monitor their decline and halt the loss of biodiversity.

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Event Category: Other Events

22nd Annual National Bike Summit

February 28, 2021 to March 03, 2021

Virtual

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

Taking Nature Black 2021

February 23, 2021 to February 27, 2021

Virtual

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

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2021 Hot Water Forum

March 10, 2021 to March 11, 2021

Virtual

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

2021 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

May 25, 2021 to May 26, 2021

Virtual

Click on the link to view a list of organizations that participated in EEFF's 2018 conference!

Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join us for the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) — the premier conference for industry leaders like you — to explore cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.
 
You will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with leaders in finance, government, utilities, and energy service companies. In interactive sessions and dynamic plenaries, you will learn about successful projects and innovative models. You will discuss ways to overcome barriers, scale the industry, and deliver deep energy savings.

In a recent series of blog posts, ACEEE looked at financing’s vital role in cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years. We hope you will be part of this continuing conversation.

Event Type: Webinars

Green School Summit for Facilities & Sustainability Leaders

February 25, 2021 to February 26, 2021

Virtual

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

Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference 2021

June 27, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Virtual

Come learn about and discuss municipal issues and to network with fellow city and town officials. By participating in MML’s conference, you will enhance your knowledge and build skills that will improve your ability to serve the citizens who elected you.

Sponsor Opportunities

Be the Leader! Secure your organization as the information resource for Maryland's Cities and Towns. Become a conference sponsor and show you want to do business with Maryland's 157 local governments. Details in January.



Networking Opportunities


You will also have an opportunity to virtually meet with key state officials at the Cabinet Secretaries Roundtable and to visit commercial and state agencies in the online exhibit hall chat rooms, which includes over 250 exhibits. Exhibitors display a wide array of products and services including wireless technology, engineers, GIS systems, financial services, insurance, lighting, ordinance codification, recreation and parks equipment, water and wastewater supplies and consultants, and public works equipment and vehicles.

Saving Money
Past MML conference attendees report that attending educational workshops and meeting with conference exhibitors have saved significant amounts of money from what their municipality had previously been spending for the same service or product.

 

Conference registration and schedule details will be available on this website and in the Municipal Maryland magazine's March/April edition. Contact MML  anytime if there are any questions.

Event Type: Networking

Mike's Workshop

January 15, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Virtual or College Park City Hall

1234 Smith Road, College Park

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Event Type: Trainings and Workshops