A Green Energy Guide for Homeowners and Churches

By Laurel Peltier, Greenlaurel, Church of the Redeemer Living our faith and choosing to be good stewards of our environment can take many forms. A meaningful climate-friendly step is to focus on two key levers that work together: Using less energy while also transitioning from fossil-fueled energy to renewable energy. STEP #1: REDUCE ENERGY: EmPOWER […]

Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day began in the U. S. in 1970 as a day to celebrate the planet and encourage people to be more environmentally friendly; pro-active even. It is now an annual event, and is widely regarded as the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

Climate Change: Already In A Neighborhood Near You

Climate change is real. Despite widespread confusion across the US population, 99% of scientists now agree that human-caused climate change is a reality. Scientifically speaking, there is just no doubt. We can see the signs of climate change in many independent processes

Church-PTO Collaboration for a New Pollinator Garden/Outdoor Classroom at a Title 1 School

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 and greening of the Mount Royal Elementary/ Middle Schoolyard in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood.

Baltimore Reservoirs’ Public Enemy No. 1—the Zebra Mussel

by Laurel Peltier, Greenlaurel, Church of the Redeemer A pesky alien shellfish that wreaks havoc on waterways is getting closer and closer to Baltimore’s drinking water reservoirs. Zebra mussels, stowaways from Russia, were found last spring in Hyde’s Quarry in Westminster, Maryland. “Baltimore’s Department of Public Works has been ever-vigilant about keeping these invaders out, […]

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake Project in Cherry Hill Neighborhood

An interfaith group planted 90 trees in the Jones Falls Watershed, showing what can be accomplished when groups coordinate to better the environment.

Tree Planting Funding Available (program now closed)

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.

Eco-Justice Ministries and the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

Here are some thoughts on Ecojustice Ethics and suggestions for ecojustEcitice witness and activities at the congregational level.

The Skinny on Eco Grants Funded by those Pretty Bay License Plates

Has your group or organization been considering a “greening” project, but wondered where the cash will come from?


Water is a gift. Water is life. Clean water represents life and it is indeed a gift whether we are drinking it, recreating in it, or being baptized in it. So what is our role in keeping our water clean and safe? Keeping our Watershed Clean Clean water starts where we live….the Chesapeake Bay watershed. […]

Carbon Footprint

Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas.

A State Powered by the Sun: The Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative

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.