Jim Truby (co-Chair) and Laurel Peltier (Green Laurel) of the Maryland Episcopal Environmental Partners have been working on a proposal to bring locally grown solar power from the solar farm to a subset of churches and schools the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Read about Power52’s outstanding large scale solar farm operations, as well as their job training programs helping at-risk job seekers secure certification and jobs in the clean energy sector, in Green Laurel’s Fishbowl article from November 2017.
Progress on the pollinator garden, a community project in Bolton Hill. Continue reading
Our brothers and sisters in the MD/DE Lutheran Synod have again invited us to join in their native tree planting program celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation. Please consider planting a tree, along with a care for creation ceremony, on your church grounds this spring or summer. World Environment Day is June 5, and what better way to celebrate than planting a tree? For inspiration, please watch the short film of the planting of the new Staff Garden at the Church of the Redeemer on Earth Day 2018. Check out our page on tree planting for more information.
The idea grew out of fear.
The fear was that the Chesapeake Bay Trust would decline the Mt. Royal PTO’s 2017 Watershed Assistance Grant request for $75,000 for a major de-pave/greening of the Mount Royal Elementary/ Middle Schoolyard in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood. (More on that later.) Continue reading
A grassroots campaign, the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative is working to enact legislation to ensure that 50 percent of Maryland’s electricity comes from renewable sources by 2030. Check out the video below featuring our own Bishop Eugene Sutton. Current law requires that Maryland’s utilities buy 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative drives a quicker transition from dirty fossil fuel electricity to clean renewable energy. The campaign is building a growing coalition of community, labor, faith, and business groups that will create the support needed to pass this legislation in the … Continue reading