Maryland Preakness 2018

Fun Facts About Maryland’s Preakness

The People’s Party Not invited to this Saturday’s wedding of the youngest son of “The People’s Princess?” Not to fret. You can attend “The People’s Party!” After viewing the dazzling tiara worn by Meghan Markle as she weds Prince Harry at 7 am EDT, tune in for the middle jewel in the Triple Crown, the 143rd running of the Preakness …

Celebrate Recycling! America Recycles Day 2017

This year is the 20th  anniversary of America Recycles Day.  “ARD” is the only nationally recognized event that promotes recycling in the US.  “America Recycles Day is a call-to-action to motivate individuals to actively pursue a #BeRecycled lifestyle 365 days a year,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful which manages the program.  ARD reminds us of the …

Why Shop Small? Supporting the Local Economy by Spending Locally.

Each year, the day following Black Friday is Small business Saturday, a day to support the small businesses in your community. So, why shop small? Not only will your local economy benefit, the national economy will benefit as well. Historically, two-thirds of small new jobs are created by small businesses. Small businesses are also responsible for over half of our …

MDE Celebrates America Recycles Day: Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest

Since 2001, The Maryland Department of the Environment has celebrated America Recycles Day annually by hosting the Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest. At this event, high school students across the state of Maryland can compete by creating sculptures using recycled and reusable materials. Although America Recycles Day is actually on November 15, the Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest will be held on …

Maryland Bottle Bill and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Maryland’s “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan,” drafted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley, aims to accomplish a 25% statewide reduction in GHG emissions by the year 2020. To achieve this laudable and ambitious goal, the state is relying on significant increases in solid waste diversion, and increase in recycling and will be pushing …

Giving the Gift of Sustainability

Recently I received an eCard from a thoughtful friend through a company called TreeGreetings.com. The eCard read: “When your TreeGreeting was purchased, we initiated the process to plant the trees which can take several months to make sure the planting conditions and location are just right. We are pleased to let you know that your fruit tree was recently planted …