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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Community solar - Solar is for everyone

January 22, 2017 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Baltimore Ethical Society

306 W Franklin St #102, Baltimore, MD 21201

Presentation on community solar and how anyone can get involved

Thanks to a new community solar law in Maryland, everybody can go solar! Community solar allows you to sign up for solar power for your home, business or organization without installing any equipment. It’s clean energy from a local project in your neighborhood, and everyone can be part of it. Come on January 22, 2017 to learn how you and your neighbors can join together and help build a local clean energy solar project that will let you save money and help the environment.


This event is hosted by the Baltimore Ethical Society. This presentation begins with a brief welcoming, announcements and reading of the Baltimore Ethical Society's statement of purpose.

After 12 pm, attendees are invited to continue the discussion over snacks and coffee during the social hour.


Gary Skulnik will be the speaker at this event. He is the founder of a new social enterprise called Neighborhood Sun, He is a strategic thinker who has been a leader in developing the clean energy market in the East Coast. As President of Clean Currents, he started the movement for clean power in Maryland and the region. Gary is an active public speaker on sustainability, clean energy, B-Corps, social enterprises and many other topics.

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

Prince George's County Pet Waste Management Summit

April 06, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

1801 McCormick Drive Conference Room Largo, MD 20774

Are you a Prince George's County Green Team member, elected official, municipal staffer, non-profit or HOA? Do you care about your community's health and want to keep your neighborhood beautiful? Sustainable Maryland is pleased to invite you to the Prince George's County Pet Waste Management Summit! This event will offer a unique opportunity for Prince George’s County elected officials, staff and residents to learn more about pet waste management and how they can incorporate pet waste best management practices into their overall sustainability initiatives.

Attendees will hear about the County’s new Pet Waste Campaign, share best practices, and access resources to start their own local pet waste management program.

Tentative Agenda: 

6:00 – 6:25pm: Networking/Light Refreshments
6:25 – 6:30pm: Welcome/Introductions
7:15 – 7:45pm: Prince George’s County Pet Waste Initiative
6:30 – 7:15pm: Flash Updates: What’s Going On in Your Community?
7:45 – 8:15pm: Road Map to Pet Waste
8:15 – 8:45pm: Get Shovel Ready!
8:45 – 9:00: Sustainable Maryland: Wrap Up

Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

Unsinkable Eastern Shore II: Rural America Responds to Climate Change

April 01, 2017 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Eastern Shore Conservation Center

114 South Washington Street Easton, MD 21601

Join ESLC as we host a follow-up to our Unsinkable Eastern Shore I conference held in 2013. Participants will gain a better understanding of ongoing efforts on the Eastern Shore to prepare for the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the long-term risk of climate change. Conference includes two separate panel discussions (Preparing for Impact: Adaptation efforts on the Eastern Shore, and Our Part: Meeting the Eastern Shore's energy responsibility), as well as two keynote speakers.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

10th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2015

March 30, 2015 to March 31, 2015

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Celebrating 10 years of the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference allows us to reflect on the distance that colleges and universities have come in their path to a more sustainable future. Since 2005, your institutions have incorporated sustainability into mission statements, strategic plans, and organizational structure. 680 schools have signed the President’s Climate Commitment, and many more have established carbon mitigation goals. Students have become organized, curricula has expanded to include sustainability outcomes, and our community partners have joined us as we look to the future. The Conference Planning Committee invites you to join us as we celebrate our success and continue to learn, share, and explore emerging issues. As we journey forward together, we see many new opportunities to evolve and expand our focus and learn from our collective challenges and successes. Welcome to the 2015 conference as we honor our past and chart our future.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

National Sustainable Materials Management Summit

May 12, 2015 to May 13, 2015

University of Maryland

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

The National Recycling Coalition, in partnership with the Syracuse Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, is organizing a one and a half day Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Summit focused on the sustainable management of discarded materials in the United States. The Summit aims to enrich the value and role of SMM initiatives in communities across the United States. Its ultimate goal will be to assist in the acceleration of SMM as a method of choice for managing discarded materials. NRC will facilitate a dialogue among participants to reach deeper connections for actions and activities in the future. The key to this Summit will be the development of action-oriented strategies intended to promote SMM throughout North America. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 2015

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

Bike Maryland Bicycle Symposium

March 17, 2015 - 9:00 am to 5:00 am

Miller Senate Office Building

11 Bladen St, Annapolis, MD 21401

The annual Bike Maryland Bicycle Symposium is your chance to learn from leaders in the bicycling field, bicycling advocates, planners, community leaders and legislative officials. The symposium features speakers on current topics with the goal of increasing bicycle safety, connectivity and accessibility. The Bicycle Symposium is always free to any and all who would like to attend!

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

The Future is Now: Dealing With Rising Seas on Maryland's Shores

February 21, 2015 - 9:30 am to 3:00 am

Todd Center for the Performing Arts, Chesapeake College

1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679

The sea is encroaching on the land around the Chesapeake Bay and threatening Maryland's Atlantic Coast. This forum emphasizes the adaptation that is underway and planned for communities and shorelines. Will Tilghman Island and Crisfield, Maryland survive? Fee includes light breakfast and lunch.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Categories: Workshop, Conference

Maryland Native Plant Society Annual Fall Conference

September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Cecil College

1 Seahawk Dr, North East, MD 21901

How do we secure plants native to Maryland?

This annual event, held by Maryland Native Plant Society (MNPS), concerns the preservation of the natural plant wildlife found throughout Maryland, and the differing ways to secure these influential plants as major segments of the Maryland ecosystem. The conference includes field trips to various beautiful wildlife sites in Maryland. 

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

January 29, 2015 to January 31, 2015

Hilton Baltmore Hotel

401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201

All about smart growth

This three-day event provides insight into smart growth, and how people from virtually any background can participate. The event will also tackle programs and case events involving social equity and environmental justice issues.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Conference

Maryland Clean Energy Summit

October 14, 2014 to October 15, 2014

Marriott Inn & Conference Center

3501 University Boulevard, East Hyattsville Maryland 20783

Where is clean energy headed?

This event is designed for innovators and investors who want to understand the current state of clean energy. Speakers and presenters will discuss different aspects of energy within the frameworks of technology, finance, and policy.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Categories: Conference, Workshop