Sustainability in the News

  1. Balto. Co. addresses hurdles to solar power

    Amid complaints from homeowners and solar companies that Baltimore County's rules for rooftop solar panels are cumbersome and unevenly applied, the county is making it easier to install the systems and get tax credits for them.

    The County Council is expected to approve a bill reducing the amount...

    Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:55:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-co-solar-tax-break-20150929-story.html
  2. Potomac chemical spill prompts precautions amid assurances

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — More Potomac River communities announced steps to protect their drinking water Tuesday even as environmental regulators gave fresh assurances that last week's chemical spill at a western Maryland paper mill poses no health threat.

    The Maryland Department of the Environment...

    Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:08:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-potomac-latex-spill-20150929-story.html
  3. Hogan announces $14.9 million for trail projects

    Bicycle and pedestrian trails will be the primary beneficiaries of $14.9 million in grants by the Maryland Department of Transportation, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.

    The 63 grants will go to counties, municipalities and nonprofit groups for projects extending from Western Maryland to the...

    Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:22:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-hogan-trails-20150929-story.html

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.