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Farmers' Markets

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market
Saturdays through Dec. 20

7 a.m. - noon
Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis | Info

Westfield Annapolis Mall Farmers' Market
1st & 3rd Sundays through Nov. 26
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Corner of Generals Highway & Bestgate Road

Severna Park Farmers' Market
Saturdays through Oct. 25
8 a.m. - noon
Ritchie Highway at Jones Station Road, Severna Park

FreshFarm Farmers' Market
Sundays through Nov. 23
8 a.m. - noon
Donner Parking Lot on Compromise Street, Annapolis
Farmers & producers from Delaware, Maryland (both sides of the Bay), Pennsylvania, and West Virginia | Info

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market
Tuesdays through Sep. 30

7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis | Info

Deale Farmers' Market
Thursdays, July 30 - Oct. 30

3 - 6 p.m.
Cedar Grove Methodist Church parking lot, 5965 Deale-Churchton Road

sercNature Programs for children
at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

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cartoon by Brad Knopf
cartoon by Brad Knopf

2014

OCT | NOV | DEC

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Thursday, Sept. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 4 - 2014 J/80 World Championship: a Certified Clean Regatta
Eastport Yacht Club, 317 First Street, Annapolis
Eastport Yacht Club has understaken the big job of running the 2014 international championship of J/80 sailors in such a way as to to obtain certification as a Clean Regatta from the Sailors for the Sea organization and Green Drinks will be held during the regatta, on Oct. 2.

Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Gordon Bok Concert to Benefit West/Rhode Rivekeeper®
8 - 10 p.m., Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Road (Main Street), Galesville
Gordon Bok, the legendary maritime folklorist and singer/songwriter from Maine, will perform his repertoire of seafaring ballads to benefit the efforts of the West/Rhode Riverkeeper® to protect the waterways. Admission is $20. Tickets will be available at the door. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for sale.
Information: West/Rhode Riverkeeper® at 410-867-7171

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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 1 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Information

Wednesday, Oct. 1 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

mermaids kissThursday, Oct. 2 - 4th Annual Mermaid's Kiss Oysterfest to Benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership
7 - 10 p.m., National Aquarium, Baltimore
Admission is $90 or $150 per couple. Proceeds support the Oyster Recovery Partnership's 20th anniversary in restoring oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay. Mermaid’s Kiss showcases regional cuisine, including Chesapeake Bay oysters and specialty dishes prepared by popular local restaurants. The event also features after-hours access to the Aquarium, live music, drinks and waterfront views.
Information & to buy tickets

2014 J/80 World Championship EYC Thursday, Oct. 2 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Eastport Yacht Club
Theme: Running a Clean Regatta -- 2014 J/80 World Championship
Sponsor: Mercedes Benz of Annapolis
We are delighted to partner with Eastport Yacht Club's Green Team to present Green Drinks during its J/80 World Championship regatta. The Club is working hard to have this event certified as a Gold-level Clean Regatta by Sailors for the Sea, the same organization that Greened the last America's Cup. Green Drinks will begin with a presentation by sailor, explorer and environmentalist Matt Rutherford about his ocean pollution project.
Information | flyer

Listen to an interview with Matt Rutherford on Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV.

Thursday, Oct. 2 - Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Go after Green Drinks... it's just a short walk away.
6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
An evening of 12 short films about environmental topics from fracking to rain forest restoration set in such far-off exotic locations as Iraq, South Africa, Patagonia and the Amazon River basin and as nearby as Cove Point on the Chesapeake Bay will be held to benefit the Waterkeepers Chesapeake organization, a coalition of 18 independent Waterkeeper programs operating throughout the Chesapeake and Delmarva Coastal Bays Watersheds. Meet waterkeepers from around the region and enjoy refreshments in addition to a raffle and silent auction. Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door.
Information

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 4 & 5 - Tour of Solar and Green Homes
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., various locations
The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year there are 46 solar and green homes on tour. Plan your trip in advance with the tour booklet, which is also your ticket. As you tour the homes, consider energy improvements to your own home.
Infomation



Sunday, Oct. 5 - Magothy River Association Annual Meeting & Picnic
details to follow
Information

Monday, Oct. 6 - Next Steps for Protecting our Bay, Bees & Babies: Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Road, Reisterstown
A one-day conference bringing together project participants & people committed to protecting the Chesapeake watershed and restoring the Bay. The meeting will focus on recent research regarding pesticide impacts on the Bay, bees and human health -- as well as on future efforts on all three fronts.
Information

the brick companiesTuesday, Oct. 7 - The Brick Companies Classic 2014 Golf Tournament
10 a.m., Queenstown Harbor, Queenstown, Md.
Join the Brick Companies for its 12th Annual Classic Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting the South River Federation, Waterfowl Chesapeake, and The Parks & People Foundation.
To register, contact Shelly Ford at sford@thebrickcompanies.com or by calling 443-951-2025

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 8 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Information

Thursday, Oct. 9 - Bacon Ridge Restoration Planting
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bacon Ridge Natural Area in the South River Greenway, Crownsville
The US Fish & Wildlife Service and Scenic Rivers Land Trust need volunteers for a planting project in the Bacon Ridge Natural Area in the South River Greenway. The planting will complete an extensive stream stabilization project. The project used natural channel design methods to address 12 areas where an abrupt drop in the stream bed was causing an incised channel, resulting in eroding banks and disconnection from the floodplain. Twenty volunteers over the age of 16 are needed. They must be able to hike on steep terrain as well as carry and plant ferns, trees and shrubs.
Information and to volunteer

veggiesThursday, Oct. 9 - Bethesda Green Gala
6 - 9 p.m., Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda
Celebrate with our sister organization!
Information


veggiesSaturday, Oct. 11 - Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Pumpkin Festival
7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway
Details to come.
Information

Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 14 & 15 - Maryland Clean Energy Summit - The Energy Renaissance: Transforming the Customer Experience
Marriott Inn & Conference Center, 3501 University Boulevard, East, Hyattsville
Jump start the Energy Renaissance, with the dissemination of ideas tp transform customers from passive to engaged decision makers and participants in their energy future. Hear from inspired speakers and panel presenters in sessions that will cover energy literacy, efficiency, reliability, resiliency and affordability within the related technological, financial, policy, and regulatory framework.
Information

Tuesday, Oct. 14 - Fall Federation Celebration
6 - 8 p.m., Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater
Details to come.
Information

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 15 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Information

Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Evening Lecture - Predicting the Future: How Fishes in the Chesapeake May Respond to Climate Change
7 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Earth's climate is changing. One of the great challenges for scientists is predicting how different species will respond to those changes. By using laboratory experiments that simulate future climate scenarios, they are starting to understand what this could mean for important organisms such as forage fishes in Chesapeake Bay, and how the Bay as a whole might look in the future. Speaker: Seith Miller of SERC. Free; donations appreciated. Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
Information: Kristen Minogue, 443-482-2325

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 22 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Information

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 29 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Information

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Monday, Nov. 3 - US Green Building Council's 4th Annual Engineering Green Conference
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Morgan State University Student Center, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore
This one-day conference showcases projects in the commercial and government sectors within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The day will include multiple sessions (with two or three presentations to choose from in each track). Presenters will give an in-depth look at project design, implementation, and lessons learned.
Information

Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

i recycleSaturday, Nov. 15 - America Recycles Day
throughout the United States
keep america beautifulA program of Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around November 15 (America Recycles Day) event organizers (like you), educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events.
Information

Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Tracking Carbon in Coastal Wetlands: Sources and Sinks from the Muck and the Mire
7 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Coastal wetlands are a major component of the global carbon cycle, both storing and releasing significant amounts of carbon. These ecosystems also provide storm surge protection, and nurseries for key fisheries and other vital services. But climate change, especially accelerated sea-level rise, poses considerable threats to their survival. This lecture will explore the global significance of coastal wetlands, and the international research to understand and model carbon dynamics under a changing climate. Speaker: Lisa Schile of SERC.
Free; donations appreciated. Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
Information: Kristen Minogue, 443-482-2325

mwmcFriday, Nov. 21 - 20th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conferrence
7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m., Maitime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights
The theme of the one day conference is Looking to the Past to Guide our Future. This year’s conference will highlight the advances in monitoring, improvements in methods and equipment, technological innovations, and environmental trends.
Information

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Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

veggiesSaturday, Dec. 6 - Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Holiday Festival
7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway
Details to come.
Information




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