Please join us for a conversation with Chris Ryer, Director of Baltimore City Department of Planning.
Please join us for a conversation with Reginald Moore, Director of Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. Director Moore will discuss his vision and strategies for the Department of Recreation and Parks, as well as its priorities, assets, and challenges. Time will be allotted to engage in questions and discussion of ways Maryland Philanthropy Network members can collaborate or align with the Department’s initiatives.
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.
All members are invited to a screening of Baltimore's Strange Fruit, a documentary film produced by Black Yield Institute, directed by Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy, exploring the intersections of food, land, and race and class politics through personal narrative and social commentary. Following the screening, join a discussion with people whose work and perspectives are featured in the film.
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.
With environmental protections under attack at the federal level, how have Maryland legislators responded this year? Proposed bills to increase our renewable energy mandate, eliminate polystyrene for food containers, raise community accountabilit