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No where else in the area will you meet so many eco-minded people from all aspects of our environmental and business community. Come join in and see what all the buzz is about!

Wednesday, Jan. 7
Galway Bay Irish Pub
63 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Read Annapolis Environmental Commission's comments on the June 25, 2014, Crystal Spring Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan (FCP)

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DC Bans the Foam

Good news from the Trash Free Maryland Alliance:

In a marathon session before summer recess, the DC Council held its final vote on July 14 on the Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013, unanimously passing 11 environmental measures, most notably a ban on polystyrene foam food containers. While dozens of cities on the West Coast have enacted such policies, DC is the first major city on the East Coast to do so.

Polystyrene is a major contributor to trash pollution, comprising roughly a quarter of the volume of trash collected at trash traps in Anacostia River tributaries. It breaks into impossibly small pieces, making it difficult to collect, and recycling is not viable.

The ban, which takes effect January 1, 2016, will cover carryout food containers like cups, plates, and clamshells from restaurants, grocery stores, and takeouts. In 2017, all disposable food service ware in the city, including lids, straws, and utensils, will have to be recyclable or compostable. Read more

See an environmental problem or violation in the City of Annapolis? Here's how to report it.

=We've taken the pledge to Think Outside the Bottle and take back the tap.

We're not going to use bottled water at our events nor at home. Click on the image to learn more. Be sure to watch the video!

Support Our Local Independent Businesses This Holiday Season
… for a sustainable community

Local merchants are the lifeblood of our community. Support small, independently owned businesses this holiday season. Read more about special Shop Small events coming up.

Holiday Lights Exchange
MOM's Organic Market
move to LEDs & save money

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Believe it or not, decomposing leaves add to water pollution. When leaves wash into a creek without first breaking down on land, their decomposition uses up oxygen in the water, thus making it difficult for fish and other crittters to breathe. Lack of oxygen is what causes the infamous Dead Zones. You can make a difference! Pick up leaves in the street, on sidewalks and storm drains. Bag ‘em, or even better, make compost to beautify your garden!

We helped to Green the Across the Bay 10K on November 9 with a new campaign, Run Responsibly.TM

across the bay 10K

We provided recycling and composting at the Finishers Party thanks to a grant from BGE, and we joined in the "cup-free" mandate of the race by offering the Annapolis Green HydraPouch® for sale to runners in partnership with the Maryland State Council on Physical Fitness, Maryland Sports, and the Chesapeake Conservancy.

It's a great partnership -- linking physical fitness with environmental stewardship! Read more

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Why It's Important to Shop Local... All Year

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Are you eligible for a Stormwater Management Tax Credit from Anne Arundel County? Read more.

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founding 100
  1. Charlie Birney
  2. Infrared Tools Energy Services*
  3. Gene Singleton & Maureen McEnerney
  4. Keith & Helen Drewett*
  5. Doug Lashley/GreenVest
  6. Elvia Thompson
  7. Lynne & Mark Forsman
  8. Ralph Gleason
  9. Shelley & Eric Rubin
  10. Boatyard Bar & Grill
  11. John Nicklin
  12. Cohen Community Fund
  13. Towne Park
  14. Eastport Civic Association
  15. Galway Bay Irish Pub
  16. The Brick Companies
  17. Delegate Steve Schuh
  18. Severn Savings Bank
  19. Paul Murphy
  20. Hannah Studios, Inc.
  21. Joe Budge & Sharon Kennedy*
  22. PNC Wealth Management
  23. K&B True Value
  24. Betty & Jim Davis*
  25. Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company
  26. Clean Currents
  27. John H. Stevens
  28. EP Henry
  29. MOM's Organic Market
  30. La Prima Catering
  31. Jeannie Zajac
  32. Vic Pascoe

*multiple donations

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Read Elvia's blogs in
Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Read more and see which businesses and organizations visibly supported our efforts.

Climate 101 with Bill Nye

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Tell Us Your Stories!

We know you're made connections at Green Drinks. Some of your have started or clenched business deals. Some of you have met people in the environmental community that you likely would not have met otherwise. Others have made friendships. Others have recruited volunteers. Tell us how Green Drinks has affected you.

We're not looking for literature here -- just a few lines about how our almost-monthly networking events have changed you, your organization, your business.

Please drop us a line and tell us -- do it now while you're thinking of it. If you don't want us to use your name as we're compiling these, that's fine. Just let us know. Click here to send your email. Please... do it now!

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