Green Economic Development saves money and makes for better living: 2 reports of interest

Across the country, communities are struggling with how to fix and replace failing and outdated infrastructure and meet new demand to manage stormwater and protect clean water. American Rivers worked with the American Society of Landscape Architects, ECONorthwest, and the Water Environment Federation to release the Banking-on-Green report to build on the current understanding of the […]

04-11-2011 7pm IMAGINE! Frederick film: A Community of Gardeners at the MET, discussion to follow

PLEASE JOIN US! Monday, April 11th 7-9pm IMAGINE! Frederick film:A Community of Gardeners released just last month at the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival, focuses on the people who grow fruits, vegetables and flowers at seven community gardens in Washington, D.C. and shows how these green spaces are changing their lives, their communities and their environment. (a […]

09-19-2010 IMAGINE! Frederick Fall Film Series Launches with Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

Where on Earth are we going?  And what can we do about it? These are two of the questions that are at the heart of this Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium – a profound inquiry into a bold vision to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on […]

‘Green’ Hotel Proves Saving Energy Makes Money

Proximity Hotel’s restaurant offers an uncommon view in the heart of a busy Greensboro business and shopping district. Just below the outdoor terrace, a restored stream winds through an expanse of tall grass. A colony of turtles and the occasional heron make their homes in this quiet retreat. It’s not what you expect just a […]

05-19-2010 5-7pm Green Drinks and Potential Wind Energy in Frederick County

Frederick Green Drinks is a great success! At our April gathering, Michelle L. Liefke a local EcoBroker/Ecosociate launchedwww.leafkey.com. Fred Ugast president of U.S. Photovoltaics, Inc., discussed incentives available in Maryland with an emphasis on the changes enacted by the legilsature last week. Our NEXT event is on: May 19, 2010 (Wednesday) from 5 to 7pm Dr. Carlos […]

Garden City movement inspires student documentary

Rebecca Rush, right, with the Land and Cultural Preservation Fund, talks to an audience at the Women’s Club in Hagerstown about the documentary that Washington County Technical High School students from left, Hannah Leizear, Heaven Burkhammer, Christine Johnson and Kenise Lewis made about the Garden City movement in Hagerstown. (Credit: By Ric Dugan / Staff […]

04-13-2010 7pm “Build Green” Shows at IMAGINE! Frederick Film Series

For more information on IMAGINE! Frederick go to:  http://www.friendsoffrederickcounty.org/outreach/ourcommonwealth/2010-spring-film-series/

02-17-2010 @ 5-7pm Green Drinks in Frederick City

Green Drinks location: Quynn’s Attic, 10 East Patrick Street (side entrance) in downtown Frederick.  Boonsboro-based, Glory Energy Solutions will have a 15-minute presentation and demo on home energy audits. Energy audits for the home and business are critical to energy conservation and lowering your utility bill.  Green Drinks is a monthly meet up of people working […]

Going Green Downtown: publication promoting sustainable growth

DNR Environmental Resources Management’s Local Government Planning Group is pleased to announce the publication of Going Green Downtown, a sustainability guide for Maryland’s downtowns.  This document was prepared by ERM for the Maryland Departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and describes strategies for integrating sustainability into local planning and economic […]

An invitation to explore bike, foot and transit options for MD 355/85 corridor

Frederick County Government has undertaken a study, funded by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Transportation and Land Use Connections Program, to explore short-term bicycle, pedestrian and transit improvements and long term land use recommendations to improve safety and access throughout the MD 355/MD 85 corridor. The public is invited to a meeting on Wednesday, […]