As a mother of four young children, Kirsten Quigley often found herself packing 20 school lunches a week — and, in doing so, using and throwing away dozens and dozens of single-use plastic baggies. It was this weekly routine that made her aware of how much plastic is tossed into landfills each year — […]
The Maryland Energy Administration on Tuesday announced $566,000 in awards for eight organizations.
The availability of LEED credits that come from building an industrial property in an urban area expected to become an added incentive in luring more industrial building back into cities. According to a case study released by Cushman & Wakefield Global Business Consulting group on Monday, the pursuit of sustainable development will help lure these companies back because urban sites provide the[...]
Locally grown foods will be served in the cafeterias of 13 Maryland hospitals next week for the statewide 2014 Buy Local Challenge (BLC).
The regional Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs (G3) initiative awarded $3.7 million for storm water runoff and green infrastructure projects Tuesday.
The Growing Green Design Competition targets vacant lots to improve the safety and aesthetic look of surrounding areas and to increase community engagement.
A nonprofit network of investors, companies and public interest groups says in a new report that manufacturers depending on U.S. corn and other commodities must send strong signals to farmers to help preserve water and soil.
Towson University isn’t messing around when it comes to the environment. The university has several initiatives underway, and has just joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, the first higher-education institution in Maryland to do so, TU officials announced Thursday. By signing up for the challenge, the university pledges to slash energy consumption […]
All but one of the state's new "sustainable communities" are towns or cities or county seats. The lone exception: 50 square miles of Montgomery County.
When Johns Hopkins University pledged to buy more local, sustainable food, part of officials’ rationale for doing so was that it could encourage other schools to follow suit.
Exelon Corp., the Chicago-based parent company of Baltimore’s Constellation, said it paid $13.1 billion for materials, goods and services; $8 billion in compensation, benefits and contracting expenses; and $1.7 billion in dividends, interest and taxes during 2012.
SALISBURY — An annual study of pollution levels in the Wicomico River and its watershed shows that levels went down slightly in 2011. The Daily Times in Salisbury reports that results from the Wicomico Creekwatchers’ 2011 Water Quality Monitoring Results were mixed. Creekwatchers supervisor Judith Stribling says water clarity went down substantially, which she attributed […]