A Notable Creation Care Achievement by a Determined Parish – First Maintenance!

by Dick Williams, GREENGRACE Co-Lead 10/2020 UPDATE: Bernadine Coates asked Bonnie Sorak of IPC to help recruit volunteers to perform much-needed maintenance of the bioswale, a green infrastructure improvement with […]

Let’s plant trees!

We plant and take care of trees because they shade us, provide cooler buildings, streets and neighborhoods, because they deliver soil aeration, erosion control, habitat for wildlife, and because they […]

National Cathedral’s Earth Day virtual panel applies lessons from COVID-19 to the climate crisis

“National Cathedral’s Earth Day virtual panel applies lessons from COVID-19 to the climate crisis” by Egan Millard for Episcopal News Service “Observing the 50th Earth Day under the COVID-19 lockdown […]

“A Green Solution to an Aging Stormwater System”

A Green Solution to an Aging Stormwater System “Climate change means more floods, which overwhelm urban sewers and send raw sewage into rivers and streams. Philadelphia is aiming to capture […]

“Despite disappointing results of UN climate conference, The Episcopal Church is ‘still in’ for climate justice”

Despite disappointing results of UN climate conference, The Episcopal Church is ‘still in’ for climate justice by Egan Miller “”This is the biggest disconnect between this process and what’s going […]

“Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year for 2019”

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who inspired a global movement to fight climate change, has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. “The 16-year-old is the youngest […]

“Forest conservation bills rippling through Maryland counties” – Bay Journal

By Dick Williams, Memorial Episcopal Church Tim Wheeler’s article for the Bay Journal reflects a certain level of sanity being stitched into land use practices around our state. Taming developer-propelled […]

Biomimicry. Know what this term represents? If not, look further…

by Dick Williams, Memorial Episcopal Church Let me introduce you to Janine Benyus, an American natural sciences writer who is largely credited with bringing the systems of biomimicry to light. […]

“Can Maryland’s Leader in Forest Loss Become a Model for Forest Conservation?”

Can Maryland’s Leader in Forest Loss Become a Model for Forest Conservation? “Anne Arundel County owns an unfortunate distinction: for nearly a decade, more forest has been cleared her than […]

Announcing BALTIMORE ● Blue+Green+Just, an Environmentally-Minded Alliance

Friday noon, October 11th, the 19-member Steering Committee of BALTIMORE ● Blue+Green+Just announced this new organization of which GreenGrace is a founding member. The intention of BlueGreenJust is to show […]

The first-ever GREENGRACE Roadshow

What a thrill it was! GREENGRACE volunteers Ellen Hoitsma and Dick Williams presenting at Grace Episcopal Church, Darlington, on September 24th at the invitation of its Rector, the Rev. Lisa […]

Can You Imagine a Net Zero Church in Our Diocese?! Not if, but when…

Bold, sensible actions needed to push Md. to net zero emissions BY DONALD F. BOESCH “As a scientist who spent a career studying the ocean, I am alarmed, but not […]

“Congratulations to the 45 businesses and special events that are reducing their plastic footprint” -Annapolis Green

Baltimore Water Watch: Presenting Our 2018 Water Quality Scores

“Connected by Clean Water: Baltimore Citizens Take Action for a Common Goal.” – FALL 2019 | CBF.ORG

“85 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump” – The New York Times

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 […]

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 […]

Support Forest Conservation Legislation in Maryland

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Third-Party Energy Supply Pros & Cons – Advice for Treasurers and Wardens:

Maryland Episcopal Environmental Partners supports Forest Conservation bill

Baltimore Clean Air Act Hearing January 30, 2019

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. […]

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.