Sustainability Network


The Sustainability Network is a place where interested citizens, businesses and organizations can share ideas on projects and make connections between others who share their interest. The forum will be a place for those wishing to start a project such as a sustainability plan, a rain garden, energy reduction, and other green projects. Visitors will search through topics to find similar projects. This will allow people to learn from others while reducing the amount of time needed to research projects and ideas.

The Sustainability Network is for organizations and businesses participating in sustainable practices.

Contact John Wald at jwald@dnr.state.md.us to join the network.



Maryland Sustainability Network

Statewide Organizations

Chesapeake Covenant Community
Chesapeake Covenant Community aims to reach to the entire Chesapeake Watershed. Our mission is to help communities of faith to greater consciousness if the importance of ecological concerns and to implement measures for greater sustainability

www.chesapeakecovenant.org

Chesapeake Research Consortium
A partnership of 6 major research institutions in the watershed with a goal to encourage science-based management through innovative multi-institution-partner collaborations.

www.chesapeake.org

Environmental Management Systems
This free program assists businesses in implementing EMSs through workshops,on-site assistance, and audits.

http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/BusinessInfoCenter/Greening Your Business Facility/Technical Assistance/Pages/BusinessInfoCenter/PollutionPrevention/technical/iso_14001_ems.aspx

Future Harvest
A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (Future Harvest-CASA) is a network of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC. Future Harvest-CASA promotes profitable, environmentally sound and socially acceptable food and farming systems that work to sustain communities.

www.futureharvestcasa.org

Greenhorne & O’Mara
Greenhorne & O’Mara is committed to being a leader in the consulting engineering profession by integrating environmental awareness and responsibility throughout our work. We are dedicated to providing our clients with inspired solutions for improving lives through sustainable designs that are technically superior, innovative, creative, and cost effective. With our commitment to environmental stewardship, G&O strives to continue to grow by improving daily life and leaving a lasting legacy for the future.

www.greenhorne.com

Maryland Environmental Trust (MET)
Serves as a statewide land trust and holds over 1000 conservation easements protecting over 125,000 acres of forest, farmland and scenic open space across Maryland. MET was established in 1967 by the Maryland General Assembly and provides landowners and partner organizations with information and tools to permanently protect natural, historic and scenic resources in the state.

http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/met

Maryland Green Fuels
Maryland Green Fuels, LLC (MGF) is a green energy company committed to utilizing leading edge technology solutions to convert waste tire materials into renewable liquid fuels, carbon black, by-products and electrical energy. Through these efforts, the reduction in waste tires can contribute to enhancing the environment, stimulate the economy and create jobs in Maryland.

www.marylandgreenfuels.com

Maryland Green Registry
The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering tips and resources to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability. Members share their successful environmental practices through online member profiles.

www.green.maryland.gov/registry

On-Site Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance
Take advantage of a free, confidential assessment of your facility by engineers at the University of Maryland Manufacturing Assistance Program. You’ll receive a report listing voluntary waste reduction, and energy and water conservation opportunities at your facility and an offer for further assistance in implementing them.

http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/BusinessInfoCenter/Greening Your Business Facility/Technical Assistance/Pages/BusinessInfoCenter/PollutionPrevention/technical/onsite.aspx

Pollution Prevention Intern Program
This program places engineering students at Maryland manufacturing facilities to research and implement cost-saving waste reduction and energy and water conservation opportunities.

http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/BusinessInfoCenter/Greening Your Business Facility/Technical Assistance/Pages/BusinessInfoCenter/PollutionPrevention/technical/internprogram.aspx

Sustainable Maryland Certified
A new initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland (EFC) designed to support Maryland’s 157 municipalities as they look for cost effective and strategic ways to protect their natural assets and revitalize their communities. This free and voluntary program, which has the full support of the Maryland Municipal League (MML), will help communities choose a direction for their greening efforts; complete their chosen actions with help from program tools, trainings, case studies, and other resources; and be recognized for their accomplishments.

http://sustainablemaryland.com/

Weaver Express Erosion Control Solutions
Our mission is to provide the best environmental solutions for our clients. Whether they need erosion and sediment controls, stream bank restorations, site stabilization or removal of pollutants from stormwater runoff we are able to create a plan and execute it.

www.weaverexpress.com

District of Columbia

The Sustainable DC Plan
The Sustainable DC Plan is a 20 year plan to make the District the healthiest, greenest, most livable city in the nation by using sustainable solutions to address core urban challenges.

Learn more about the initiative by visiting: www.sustainable.dc.gov

Allegany County

Frostburg State University
The phrase "Learning Green, Living Green" was chosen to represent FSU's roots in education and highlight its commitment to learning. The LGLG Initiative includes a steering committee, various subcommittees, and an intensive communications campaign.

http://www.frostburg.edu/lglg/achievements.htm

Anne Arundel County

City of Annapolis
Sustainable Annapolis is a program dedicated to making Annapolis a sustainable, carbon neutral city.

www.sustainableannapolis.com

Baltimore County

Baltimore City
The Initiative for a Cleaner Greener Baltimore calls on each of us to take the initiative and make our home – the City of Baltimore – cleaner and greener. Our responsibilities do not stop at the doorstep of our houses, our offices, or our places of worship.

http://www.cleanergreenerbaltimore.org/

Johns Hopkins Sustainability
OUR MISSION:  To make Johns Hopkins University a showpiece of environmental leadership by demonstrating smart, sensible, and creative actions that promote the vision of sustainability.

http://www.sustainability.jhu.edu/

Loyola University Maryland
Sustainability is critical to Loyola's mission and values.

http://www.loyola.edu/fcs/sustainability/

Maryland Inst. College of Art
The Maryland Institute College of Art’s current focus on sustainability evolved from student interest in developing a robust program of recycling on campus.

http://www.mica.edu/About_MICA/Departments_and_Services/Sustainability/Our_History_and_Goals.html

University of Baltimore
As an urban university with 6,000-plus students and more than 700 employees, the University of Baltimore is uniquely poised to become a leader in smarter, greener growth over the next few years. Almost every aspect of campus life provides opportunities to build a more sustainable community.

www.ubalt.edu/sustainability

Baltimore County Office of Sustainability
The Baltimore County Administration in conjunction with the County Council established an initiative to develop a Sustainability Strategy for Baltimore County. The strategy is intended to provide the organizing framework for what needs to be done by the County and identify future areas of interest and need to ensure that today's generation maintains our quality of life without diminishing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/community/greenbuilding/greenbuilding.html

Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance
We are an alliance that educates the public on the importance of supporting the local economy, and encourages businesses and consumers to be environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.

http://www.csballiance.org/

Goucher College
Since signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007, the Goucher College community has made important strides in our effort to become more environmentally sustainable.

http://www.goucher.edu/x23316.xml

Towson University
Towson University is a large liberal arts institution dedicated to providing a quality, affordable education to the citizens of Maryland. Towson University’s students, faculty and staff are leading the pursuit of sustainability through programs, curriculum, and innovative initiatives including green building practices, single-stream recycling, and climate action planning.

www.towson.edu/gogreen

Parks & People Foundation
Parks & People Foundation is a nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational, recreational and environmental programs; while also forging partnerships that unite the citizens and open spaces of Baltimore, Maryland.

http://www.parksandpeople.org/

Calvert County

Calvert County Go Green
This site will be a resource for county government employees and residents as the county pursues various ways to promote the responsible use of energy and resources.

http://www.co.cal.md.us/greenteam/

Cecil County

Cecil County - Department of Planning & Zoning
The Cecil County Office of Planning & Zoning provides staff support to the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission, the Board of Appeals, and the Historic District Commission.

http://www.ccgov.org/dept_planning/index.cfm

Charles County

Going Green in Charles County
The unofficial theme for the 2009 Charles County Fair was “Reduce…Reuse…Recycle!” Thanks to a cooperative effort by Charles County Government, the Charles County Fair Board, Charles County Public Schools, and Coca-Cola Enterprises, the Fair kicked off a large-scale, recycling and environmental education program targeted at school-aged children.

http://www.charlescounty.org/PF/sw/recycling/

St. Charles Maryland - Sustainability
Our Vision: Make St. Charles the international model for 21st century smart, green and growing communities

http://www.stcharlesmd.com/

Frederick County

Frederick County Government - Office of Environmental Sustainability
Working towards a more sustainable Frederick County requires initiative and leadership from the entire community. There is a role for everyone to play -- please join us in our journey!

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=3530

Garrett County

Keep Garrett County Green
When you think of Garrett County, you think not only of Deep Creek Lake but also of beautiful scenery, lush forests, breathtaking views of rolling hills and rural valleys. With such abundant natural beauty, the county strives hard to preserve the environment and the natural wonders that make this area so unique. We invite everyone who visits and lives in the area to help keep Garrett County green!

http://garrettchamber.com/framework/static.php?page=134

Blue Moon Rising
The Blue Moon Rising Center for Sustainable Education is a Non-Profit organization located in McHenry, MD near Deep Creek Lake. Our mission is to provide educational resources and facilities for local businesses, educators, artists, farmers, community members, and vacationing residents that cultivate economic, environmental, and social sustainability. While the construction project continues, the Blue Moon Rising team has begun to develop our programming that will bring sustainable education resources to the residents and vacationers of the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County community.

http://www.bluemoonrising.org

Harford County

Department of Administration
Protect and preserve Harford County's environment through efficient use and reuse of its resources.

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/Green/

Garrity Renewables LLC
We are a veteran owned business focused on organic waste collection and composting in Central Maryland, Our goal is to turn food waste, yard waste, and agricultural waste into a sustainable soil amendment through composting.

www.garrityrenewables.com

Harford Community College
Welcome to Green Harford, the place to learn about our environmentally sustainable practices and activities. For more than 20 years, Harford Community College has had a tradition of making responsible environmental choices.

http://www.harford.edu/greenhcc/default.asp?FA=Harford

Howard County

Howard Community College
Balancing social, environmental, and economic issues today to preserve the earth's resources for future generations.

http://www.HowardCC.edu/green

Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board
Set up to advise the county executive and county council on all things sustainable, and serves as a source of information for county citizens.
 
http://www.co.ho.md.us/OES/OES_Board.htm

Howard County Office of Environmental Sustainability
The Howard County Office of Environmental Sustainability aims to protect and enhance natural resources and the quality of life in our community through the conservation, preservation, and restoration of our land, air, and water, guided by the principles of science, ingenuity, sustainability, and stewardship.

www.livegreenhoward.com

Kent County

Chestertown Goes Green
In the spring of 2007, Chestertown Mayor Margo Bailey approached the Center for Environment & Society (CES) at Washington College for assistance in implementing the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA). A Chestertown Climate Action Committee was formed, comprised of the Mayor, interested citizens, and CES staff.

Chestertown
http://chestertowngoesgreen.com
Washington College
http://georgegoesgreen.com

Montgomery County

City of Rockville
Rockville's sustainability initiatives strive to save tax dollars, assure clean land, air and water, and improve working and living environments in order to build a sustainable community that will thrive well into the new century.

http://www.rockvillemd.gov/environment/

Montgomery County - Healthy and Sustainable Communities Project
As our county works toward achieving a number of environmental sustainability goals, we will develop indicators that will serve as a barometer measuring our progress. For example, the number of high-ozone days and daily vehicle miles traveled serve as useful indicators of clean air.

http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/environment/sustainable/index.shtm

Town of Somerset Environment Committee
After the successful first Somerset Green Homes event on March 21, two additional resources have become available to help us build environmental-awareness into our landscaping and our remodeling.

http://www.townofsomerset.com/environment/Climate_change.html

Prince George's County

City of College Park
The City of College Park’s 2010 to 2015 Strategic Plan includes a goal to lead the community in environmental conservation, protection, restoration, and energy efficiency.

http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/

Prince Georges County Goes Green
To meet the goals of the County Executive’s Livable Communities Initiative, and the challenges of global warming, Prince George’s County is committed to making the strategic investment in launching its Green Building and energy Efficiency Program.  Our Green Energy Strategy will be posted on the web soon, and our accomplishments to date can be seen in our 2009 Green Building Annual Report.

http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Government/AgencyIndex/GoingGreen/

University of Maryland
At the University of Maryland, students have outstanding opportunities through coursework, research, and community involvement to learn about and address sustainability challenges, be they related to energy, climate change, poverty, public health, or the economy.

http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Provides water and wastewater services to the residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. WSSC sponsors environmental fairs, native tree tours, bird hikes and invasive weed removal days throughout the year.

www.wsscwater.com

St. Mary's County

St. Mary's College of MD
St. Mary's love for and deeply rooted responsibility towards the natural environment are central to our core values, as are our commitments to furthering social equity and global engagement. Through environmental stewardship, education, and community outreach, St. Mary's demonstrates its commitment to the environment, social responsibility, and global fellowship. In doing so the College serves as a leading advocate and champion of these values amongst institutions of higher learning and our community.

http://www.smcm.edu/sustainability/index.html

Wicomico County

Salisbury University
Salisbury University actively considers environmental concerns in all of our operations. From our 29-year-old recycling program to our careful planning of new campus facilities, SU’s commitment to sustainability is a major part of our overall master plan.

http://www.salisbury.edu/president/sustainabilityinitiatives/whatcanIdo.html#atwork