The following is a list of upcoming seminars and workshops to help Maryland Green Registry members maintain their commitment to strong, proactive environmental management. Please also check the newsfeed in the right margin of this page for new tools, reports and websites designed to support improvements in environmental performance. Send information on your upcoming event to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included here as well as in the Maryland Green Registry Members LinkedIn Group.
Webinar on Solar Incentives and Financing for Maryland Businesses (12/5/17)
Archived Recording of WebinarPowerPoint of Webinar
ENERGY STAR Webinars (Ongoing): Learn about Energy Star and Portfolio Manager programs through these free webinars. Free, but registration is required.
To register, go to: https://esbuildings.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=esbuildings
Sustainable Business Webinar Series
This free, four-part webinar series for commercial and industrial facilities will help you build the business case for environmental sustainability and turn ideas into outcomes. All webinars are from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST. See site for archived webinars:
2/6/18: Practical Approaches to Source Reduction
3/6/18: Basics of Energy Management
4/3/18: Influence of the Corporate Culture
5/1/18: Developing an Action Plan and Success Stories
Businesses for the Bay Webinar Series: Register for this free series here and learn actions that businesses can take in the five areas of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement: All are from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
3/28/18: Clean Water
5/16/18: Abundant Life
7/11/18: Climate Change
9/25/18: Engaged Communities
11/6/18: Conserved Lands
April 4, 2018: Montgomery County Energy Summit. “The Slight Edge: Incremental Steps towards Sustainability” Silver Spring Civic Center. Register here.
April 11 and May 9, 2018: B Lab Workshops. Visit bethesdagreen.net
April 1 to April 30, 2018: Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards application period.
June 28, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Event. This event, held in partnership with One Montgomery Green, will be at beautiful Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. Stay tuned for more details.
RMI Energy Efficiency Program Available Now: Manufacturers in the Pepco and Delmarva service areas with more than $80,000 in annual electrical costs are eligbile for up to $20,000 in energy efficiency services at no cost. Click here for more information.
Discounts on stormwater protection measures: The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy has a grant to install best management practices (BMPs) including rain barrels, bayscapes, rain gardens, and microbioretention gardens at a 50 -80% discount at business properties in Bird River, Middle River, Tidal Gunpowder, watersheds. Learn more here. Projects must be installed by December 15, 2017.
Green Events Baltimore: This site tracks events around Baltimore aiming to keep the green community connected, educated and inspired.
Annapolis Green: This organization also keeps a calendar of local and statewide events.
U.S. Green Building Council Maryland: This organization offers educational and networking events, as well as training for credential maintenance. See upcoming events here.
Food Waste Reduction: MDE will be providing technical assistance to at least two food waste production facilities to reduce food waste, energy and water usage in early 2018. Contact laura.armstrong @maryland.gov for more information.
Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund
This fund will invest $250,000 annually over a three-year period in Maryland-based startup companies with innovative technologies that may help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay area. For more information, go to http://www.mtech.umd.edu/funding/cbsc/index.html
Maryland Green Registry Wins National Award
The Maryland Green Registry was awarded the Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. The award recognizes outstanding and innovative pollution prevention projects and programs that demonstrate measurable results and optimization of available project resources.
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