Sustainability in the News

  1. Environmental groups cleaning up sites across Baltimore

    Volunteers will also hand out reusable bags

    Several environmental groups will be cleaning up parts of Baltimore Saturday to drum up support for a city bill that would add a surcharge for using disposable plastic bags.
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-city-cleanup-20140920,0,5530385.story?track=rss
  2. First E85 ethanol gas station opens in Baltimore

    The first gas station in Baltimore to offer a type of ethanol gas called E85 opened recently on Frederick Avenue

    The first gas station in Baltimore to offer a type of ethanol gas called E85 opened recently on Frederick Avenue, the result of a partnership designed to help drivers who have flex-fuel vehicles.
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:35:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-ethanol-station-20140919,0,4811847.story?track=rss
  3. More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction

    As Delmarva fox squirrel recovers, other species slip toward extinction

    Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward extinction in Maryland and nationwide.
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:22:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-endangered-species-20140919,0,1541934.story?track=rss

In the Spotlight

Real time data on solar generation at Hopkins

Photovoltaic (PV) panels atop seven buildings collect solar radiation and convert it into electricity, generating 1 million kWh of clean renewable energy each year, or enough electricity to power roughly 112 average households and offset 545 tons of greenhouse gases.

Learn more about JHU solar

 

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.