Quiet waters Park Environmental Lecture Series
Thursday, March 3 - Better Buildings: The Benefits of Green Architecture
A night of reflection and engagement around the topic and how it affects our communities from the local to the global.
- Sean McGuire
Director, Sustainability Policies
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- Jake Day
town Planning Manager
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
- University of Maryland students
WaterShed at the University of Maryland
US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
Thursday, March 17 - The Debate on Wind Energy: Wind Turbines in Maryland
6:30 p.m., Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Dr. Norman Meadow
Vice President of the Maryland Conservation Council "Nuclear Energy: Alleviating the Impacts of Energy Production on the Biological World"
Dr. Norman Meadow serves as vice president of the Maryland Conservation Council. After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Meadow taught for 34 years in the biology department at The Johns Hopkins University. His 45 years of biological and biochemical research began with a study of the physiology of the aging process at the Gerontology Research Center at the National Institute of Health. He later shifted to research on the biochemistry of solute transport in bacteria at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Meadow has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed and methods papers in the subject area and is interested in the impact that population growth and energy production have on the biological world.
Former Maryland senator and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy "Wind Power: It Can Be a Win-Win for Wildlife and Clean Energy"
Gerald Winegrad is an attorney and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy where he teaches graduate courses on Chesapeake Bay Restoration and Wildlife Management, the latter of which includes a section on wind energy and wildlife.
From 1983 to 1995 Mr. Winegrad served in the Maryland General Assembly, first in the House of Delegates and then 12 years as a state senator. Called ?the environmental conscience? of the Maryland Senate by the Washington Post, Mr. Winegrad served as chairman of the Senate Environment Subcommittee for eight years and wrote, sponsored, or managed nearly all environmental legislation passing the Senate, including the Chesapeake Bay legislation. He was the prime sponsor of the phosphate detergent ban. Mr. Winegrad also served on the tri-state Chesapeake Bay commission, Maryland Environmental Trust, and National Conference of State Legislature?s Environment Committee for 12 years. He testified before Congressional committees for the latter group representing the 50 state legislatures on environmental issues.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Maryland Campaign Director
"Offshore Wind: Good Jobs, Clean Power"
Tom Carlson is the Maryland Campaign Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). An experienced grassroots organizer and manager, Mr. Carlson develops and implements campaigns to mobilize Marylanders in support of climate action on the local, state, national, and international levels. He works to build upon CCAN?s Maryland victories and to expand the state?s role as an exemplary leader in the movement for clean energy jobs and a healthy climate.
Mr. Carlson, who was raised in Rockville, Md., began his career as a grassroots organizer for Clean Water Action when he was only 16 years old. For five years he managed and trained field staff as the organization secured numerous victories protecting the Chesapeake Bay and helped to elect strong environmental leaders for Maryland. Later, he spent four years as a teacher in inner-city Washington, D.C., preparing the next generation for civic engagement. Mr. Carlson holds a bachelor's degree in media studies from Macalester College and a master's degree in education from American Univeristy.
Thursday, April 7 - Climate Change and Maryland’s Shores
Thursday, April 21 - The Problem of Coal Ash
Thursday, May 19 - The Inconvenient Truth About Chesapeake Bay Restoration
Thursday, June 2 - Where Does the Trash Go? Revisiting the Plastic Problem
Thursday, June 16 - The Benefits to Eating Green!
Thursday, July 7 - Chesapeake Bay Series I
Thursday, July 21 - Chesapeake Bay Series II
Thursday, Aug. 4 - Maryland’s Endangered Wildlife