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March 25, 2007 at 12:45 pm 12 comments

Post your dialogue & link recommendations about innovative community, group or personal projects, proposals or ideas for helping turn our community into a “greener,” more sustainable, eco-friendly place.


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  • 1. loisgreencity  |  April 2, 2007 at 12:18 am

    Janet Felsten working on local Baltimore GreenMap project.

    Her project will be part of the Green Map System (GMS), a poject which seeks to illuminate the connections between natural and human environments around the world by mapping their local urban or rural communities’ ecological and cultural resources using a shared visual language.

    For general info visit: http://www.greenmap.com

    For a fuller description of the Baltimore Green Map project, visit: http://www.greenmap.org/greenhouse/user/80

  • 2. loisgreencity  |  April 11, 2007 at 7:36 pm


    Innovative “green” master plan for Baltimore City being developed by Parks & People Foundation and Baltimore architecture firm Ziger/Snead. Plan would unite the city in an integrated system of parks, street trees, community gardens, landscaped boulevards and paths, squares, schoolyards, college campuses, recreation areas, and other public open spaces.

    For more info & to check out cool green maps illustrating this truly visionary project, see:


    For Urbanite article providing background in the project, see: http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/sub.cfm?issueID=36&sectionID=4&articleID=394

  • 3. loisgreencity  |  April 11, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    Clean Energy Open House and Native Plant Garden Tour!

    Sun April 29, 1-5 PM, Takoma Park

    Come see Mike Tidwell’s home, MD’s only 95% renewable energy household! House featured in newspapers, magazines, TV & radio stations across US & Europe!


  • 4. loisgreencity  |  April 25, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Environmental History Timeline


    Excellent visual/ factual intro resource site for adults and kids. Renewable energy history timeline available for school projects upon request by students or teachers. https://php.radford.edu/%7Ewkovarik/password1.php

    With links to other environmental history sites.


  • 5. loisgreencity  |  April 27, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Start your own “Walking School Bus”

    A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.


  • 6. loisgreencity  |  May 11, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    “The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture & Design” exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC

    May 20-June 24


  • 7. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Urban Design Associates’ “Project Green,” which seeks to redevelop the blighted area along the elevated Amtrak/MARC rail corridor in Eastern Batlimore into a green corridor with parks, churches and other large scale institutional and business uses.


    At present, the rail corridor runs diagonally through the neighborhood, acts as a barrier and creates awkward triangular-shaped parcels. Many of the lots adjacent to the tracks are blighted and used as dumping areas.

  • 8. loisgreencity  |  May 15, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    “Hey, Mr. Green!”

    Sierra Club’s “Helpful Columnist” Mr. Green will provide advice on your “everyday environmental conundrums”

    Got a question on any environmental topic? Ask Sierra’s attitudinal advice columnist, Mr. Green. No subject is too challenging, wonky, lame, or otherwise unwelcome. Whether your inquiry is about environmental philosophy and literature or how to build a deck without destroying a forest, Mr. Green wants to hear from you.

    While Mr. Green won’t be able to respond to each question personally, he’ll address his favorite ones in the “Hey Mr. Green” column in each issue of Sierra and answer more on the Web site. Please go to the link below, then fill out the form completely to have a chance of seeing your inquiry in print or online.


  • 9. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 8:21 pm


    Resource site for museum exhibit designers and fabricators– helps them design and build exhibits and installations that best support healthy human activities and awareness.


  • 10. loisgreencity  |  May 24, 2007 at 12:31 am



    GreenBlue is a nonprofit institute that stimulates the creative redesign of industry by focusing the expertise of professional communities to create practical solutions, resources, and opportunities for implementing sustainability.

    GreenBlue uses design as a leverage point for effective action. Many of society’s challenges are caused by poorly designed industrial systems … systems that are providing alarming feedback at all scales, from toxic mothers’ milk to holes in the ozone layer. GreenBlue asks: How can we design, prototype, and realize better products and systems? GreenBlue asks this question in specific contexts to reveal practical design and business opportunities

  • 11. loisgreencity  |  July 13, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    GreenBiz Leaders


    The Center for Environmental Leadership Practices

    Vast website features hundreds of examples of how companies of all sizes and sectors align environmental responsibility with business success, as judged by independent agencies and organizations.

  • 12. dougretzler  |  December 30, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    “Audacouis Ideas-Thoughts about how to change Baltimore for the better”
    A blog created to stimulate ideas and discussion about solutions to difficult problems in Baltimore. Each week, we ask individuals to think candidly and audaciously about what can be done to promote opportunity, achievement, health, and prosperity in our city.
    Open Society Institute-Baltimore believes that discussion and debate are critical to making positive, lasting changes. We see this as a testing ground where ideas can be considered and discussion can be fostered



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