Saturday, September 22, 2012
12:00pm until 1:00pm in EDT
Abell Open Space - 32nd Street between Abell Ave. and Guilford Ave.
Join Food & Water Watch and Environment Maryland for a potluck picnic to Stop the Global Frackdown!
Come learn about fracking, what it could mean for Maryland and Baltimore, and find out how you can help stop it before it starts!
If you can, please bring something for the potluck.
Read more at Baltimore Brew
If you would like to see this stopped there is a Facebook page
Not in the Brew article: sign the petition here.
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Where: Nick’s Fish House, 2600 Insulator Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
- Grille, pasta and veggie fare
- Beer, wine, plus a signature cocktail
- Reusable keepsake glass
- Live music
- Silent auction and raffles
- All with a waterfront view
- Education and outreach to youth and communities
- Helping community groups, churches, schools and businesses with their own clean water initiatives
- Helping homeowners purchase and install rain barrels and/or rain gardens
- Trash pickup events
- Tree plantings
- Pavement reduction
- Legislative advocacy
- Baltimore Harbor’s Waterkeeper
- Storm drain art and stenciling (to remind the public not to dump waste into storm drains)
- Herring Run Nursery
To join via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/476801212332850/
“The City of Baltimore greatly supports urban greening efforts that not only enhance the beauty of a local community, but also improve livability and create jobs,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We are honored to have two of these grants awarded today to organizations right here in Baltimore that are accomplishing great ‘green’ things for our city.”
The full press release: <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/0310b277270748ea85257a2a006abf7d?OpenDocument">http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/0310b277270748ea85257a2a006abf7d?OpenDocument</a>
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from Kaid Benfield’s Blog
Can placemaking - in short, the building or strengthing of physical community fabric to create great human habitat - be a “new environmentalism”? The question is posed by a provocative short essay, which I first discovered last summer. Written by Ethan Kent of the Project for Public Spaces, the article has recently resurfaced, perhaps in honor of yesterday’s celebration of Earth Day. The essay influenced my own writing last year (“The importance of place to sustainability”), and I’m returning to it today because the issues Ethan has raised continue to be important.
My answer, by the way, is a qualified yes: creating the right kinds of places for people, particularly at the neighborhood scale, has indeed become a new approach to environmentalism and one to which I am deeply committed. But I qualify my answer because placemaking is by no means the only important aspect of today’s environmentalism (not that Ethan suggested that). In addition, I think the physcal building of community can become even stronger as an environmental tool by becoming somewhat more explicitly environmental in its content. I’ll get into all that in a minute....
[B' Spokes: Sometimes you run into a group that opposes bike trails because of impervious surface and storm water run off, well this goes through the major issues and bike trails is one solution and not a problem, at least not like things we do with storm water as a matter of routine. Read the report on how we can go green and save money.]