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.

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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.

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Taking Nature Black 2021

February 23, 2021 to February 27, 2021


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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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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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