Community Science is a research technique that encourages scientific democracy, accessibility, and accuracy through crowdsourced data collection.
As the concept of social equity becomes a more visible focus in our policies and practices, it is critical to understand the ways inequities manifest in the environmental sector.
Please join us for a conversation with Chris Ryer, Director of Baltimore City Department of Planning.
Please join the Green Funders for a meet and greet with Emily Enderle, the Program Director of Northeast Campaigns for the Energy Foundation. This program will include an overview of the Energy Foundation’s vision for expanding into our region, and a consultative discussion of the clean energy landscape and investment opportunities in our region.
Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Community Investment Affinity Group invites all Maryland Philanthropy Network members to hear from Brad Rogers, Executive Director of SBGP for an overview of this new philanthropic presence for south Baltimore. He will highlight one of their high priority “Transformative Initiatives” around the Middle Branch, which would environmentally restore a potential 10 miles of publicly-accessible waterfront with integrated recreational opportunities for nearby communities and the whole city.
Please join the Green Funder and Workforce Development Funders Affinity Groups for a program highlighting the current transportation landscape in Central Maryland. This crosscutting session will cover the various policies, innovations, and activism related to transportation across the state and in the Baltimore Metro region. Additionally, the impacts of transportation on health, the environment, and access to jobs will be discussed to promote solutions that advance equity for communities in Maryland.
Join us for this joint session hosted by the Green Funders and Health Funders Affinity Groups to learn about housing conditions and exposure to indoor allergens as well as industrial and vehicular air pollution all contribute to high asthma rates in Baltimore. This is also a great opportunity for funders with interests in community development and housing.
Energy bills can drive people deeper into poverty, and compete with such critical basic needs as medications, rent payments, or food. This program highlights examples of interventions that address “Energy Justice" issues. Lynn Heller from the Abell Foundation will explain why 2016 offers key moments when poverty issues can be incorporated into energy policy. Speakers from Civic Works, the Fuel Fund, and the Institute for Energy & Environmental Research will provide details.
This session offers a panoramic view of policies and practices that are gaining traction in Maryland and leading toward a Zero Waste society. We will hear from Brenda Platt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Mike Ewall of Energy Justice Network, on trends in incineration, composting, recycling, etc. and their work with specific Maryland communities.