Baltimore Green Works’s Goals and Activities
Baltimore Green Works specializes in providing the community with access to information about the best sustainable methods and environmental issues by connecting members of the community with the available resources in and around Baltimore as well as local and national educators and speakers. By providing this opportunity for members of the community to be informed, Baltimore Green Works makes a significant effort in connecting a variety of topics such as climate change, transportation, conservation, and green building, in an attempt to paint a holistic picture.
Baltimore Green Works has a web-based resource guide known as the Baltimore Green Resource Guide that connects members of the community with local enterprises that offer services and products to users and participants for free. Baltimore Green Works also has a web-based calendar known as the Baltimore Green Community Calendar, which features local environmentally-focused events.
Baltimore Green Week is Baltimore Green Works’ week-long series of activities where government agencies, neighborhood groups, businesses, organizations, and schools discuss what is taking place on a local level that contributes toward making Baltimore the most sustainable city in America. Baltimore Green Week starts with Ecofest, which features more than a hundred exhibitors and vendors alongside hands-on activities and workshops for the entire family in Druid Hill Park. Activities you can participate in include beekeeping, bike riding, and yoga. There are a lot of other things you can do. For example, you can indulge in Propa Falafel pita or Chipotle taco. If you are not able to attend the event on Saturday, you can check the online schedule to take part in any of the budget or free workshops and lectures taking place throughout the rest of the week.
Every year, Baltimore Green Works hosts the Sustainable Speaker Series 3 to 4 times. The Sustainable Speaker Series attracts nationally-renowned leaders who talk about current successes and issues taking place in the world while making local connections back to Baltimore, the state, and the region. Baltimore Green Works has had the pleasure of hosting Novella Carpenter, Will Allen, Paul Greenberg, Gerald Winegrad, Michael Pollan, and Chuck Foxx. Baltimore Green Works looks forward to ensuring that Maryland continues being an active participant in the general discussion and working alongside several renowned industry leaders.
Your sponsorship and support are what makes Baltimore Green Works possible. Started by local volunteers, Baltimore Green Works is still a volunteer-driven entity. Its objective is increasing awareness about how the residents of Baltimore can make the region environmentally safer and cleaner for the people that work and live here. There are various activities you can participate in if you’d like to volunteer for Baltimore Green Works. Some of the most popular Baltimore Green Works volunteer activities include EcoBall, Make a Difference Day, and Winter Green Annual Meeting and Happy Hour.
EcoBall is Baltimore Green Works’ fundraising event hosted annually on the closest Friday to the first day of spring. EcoBall features colorful eco-friendly outfits, a night of live music, and excellent food. Every year, Baltimore Green Works teams-up with local producers and farmers to compete with Baltimore international College of Culinary Arts student teams in a “top chef” style challenge. The challenge features a committee of local celebrity judges, and the audience gets the opportunity to select some of the victors. Wine, beer, and Gratis food are also offered in the event. The EcoBall is one of Baltimore Green Works’ most exciting volunteering opportunities.