People and communities of faith contribute to environmental causes, both by stewardship of their own properties and by advocating for environmental protections as a tenet of their faith. Pope Francis' encyclical has raised awareness of the role of faith leaders in calling for a range of environmental reforms. Three Maryland organizations that support activism in faith communities will share their work with us.
Maryland Philanthropy Network Members, nonprofit partners and City agencies will come together to continue the conversation around the steps being taken to further the collective action of tree planting in Baltimore City.
At this Green Funders program, Dru Schmidt-Perkins from 1000 Friends of Maryland and Karla Raettig from Maryland League of Conservation Voters will report on the outcomes of major environmental campaigns and offer their observations.
Members and partners often ask us about organizations doing “tree work” in Baltimore. Who is doing tree maintenance? Who is doing tree planting? Who is doing grassroots education to encourage communities to value and care for their public trees and increase tree planting on private property? Maryland Philanthropy Network staff have invited an initial list of the organizations we know that have a hand in preserving and increasing Baltimore’s tree canopy.
An advisory Meeting with Beth Strommen, City Office of Sustainability and policy leader within Baltimore’s Vacants to Value Strategy.
Fracking Case Studies- Communities Mobilizing to Protect Health & Water: Amy Panek of the Park Foundation in New York and Phil Johnson of the Heinz Endowments in Pennsylvania will join us by Skype to share their reflections on how the shale ga
With more than 466,000 Marylanders food insecure , does it matter where the food is grown or whether it is processed or fresh? We will discuss what the research says about the quality/quantity debate, what efforts are being made in Maryland to address food quality and quantity; and what can be done to achieve more of both.
On May 19th, advocates, public health, and foundation people came together to share concerns related to the intersection of environment and health. The Maryland Philanthropy Network Green Funders hosted a meeting with Dr.
The Baltimore City Sustainability Plan which came out in early 2009 catalogues the City's manyenvironmental and urban greening initiatives.