Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ) There are currently three openings on the CEQ. You must be a Baltimore County Resident to apply. The CEQ needs representatives from agriculture; the residential building industry; and the from environmental conservation and preservation. The CEQ meets monthly in Towson and additionally in smaller working groups. This is a VOLUNTARY effort.
June 25, 2007
New England Construction
Demonstration project reveals secrets about sustainable but relatively unknown material
A Sutton, Mass., pavement demonstration conducted as part of an industry seminar provided designers, contractors and materials producers with important tips on using pervious concrete, a building material fast gaining recognition for its stormwater management and sustainable characteristics.
For most Americans, biking to and from work is a tall ask. But, for PJ Park, the 11.2-mile round trip daily bike ride was only the warm up to something much, much bigger.
PJ's bike route from DC to Natal, Brazil.After starting a bike co-op in his home town to share biking tips and repair tools, PJ soon found himself entertaining a radical (some might say crazy) idea
Published: May 3, 2007
SOME gymgoers are tortoises. They prefer to take their sweet time, leisurely pedaling or ambling along on a treadmill. Others are hares, impatiently racing through miles at high intensity.
Each approach offers similar health benefits: lower risk of heart disease, protection against Type 2 diabetes, and weight loss.
But new findings suggest that for at least one workout a week it pays to be both tortoise and hare
By Alisa Bauman
Stan urban, 48, a competitive cyclist, turned to yoga three years ago when he began to experience lower back pain, a very common ailment among cyclists, who spend the majority of their time hunched forward over the bike. Though Urban thought his problem centered in his lower back, his coach and yoga instructor, Dario Fredrick, had a different theory. Shortened hamstring muscles along the backs of Urban's legs coupled with tight hip flexors along the front of his thighs, as well as tight groin muscles and hip rotators, were preventing him from riding his bike in the proper form.
Waters Park Annual Earth Day Event (Anne Arundel
Saturday, April 21, 2007 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A family-oriented, educational event celebrating the diverse environments of the earth and highlighting opportunities to make environmentally sensitive decisions. The race is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Sierra Club.
The 423rd session of the Maryland General Assembly ended April 9 and it was a great year for the environment. What a difference an election can make!
The General Assembly passed two major pieces of legislation that will reduce pollution from vehicles and control stormwater runoff, as well as a number of other important bills to increase the state's use of solar energy and eliminate phosphorus.
While campaigning last year, legislators heard that Marylanders wanted solutions to global warming. This year, they acted swiftly and passed the Clean Cars Act within the first six weeks of session! This bill is a significant step and moves Maryland toward becoming a national leader in the fight against global warming. Addtionally, they passed the Stormwater Management Act--the nation's strongest stormwater legislation--that requires developers to use environmental site design to manage stormwater.
Unfortunately, some important legislation failed to pass this year--like the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Green Fund and the Global Warming Solutions Act--but we made great strides in educating legislators and the public. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters will be back next year to pick up where we left off. We hope we can count on you to join us!