New Stormwater Remediation Fee Regulations

Since 2013, property owners in Baltimore have paid a stormwater fee to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay, based on the amount of impervious surface on their land. But did you know that certain non-profits can get the fee waived, and that you can get your fee reduced by volunteering or doing simple things like Read more…

Update: Deadline to apply for open positions has been extended

UPDATE: These positions were previously listed as closing on 9/22/17. This deadline has been extended one week to 9/29/17. The Baltimore Office of Sustainability is now hiring for two positions, a Climate & Resiliency Planner and Greening Initiatives Coordinator. Help us find an amazing professional to add to our team! Qualified applicants can come from Read more…

Free trees available this fall!

Blue Water Baltimore, with support from TreeBaltimore, is hosting FIVE free tree give-aways this fall! Residents of Baltimore City and County are welcome to take home trees including shade varieties, ornamentals, and fruit trees. Click the flyer below for a full list of dates and locations.

Now Accepting Applications for the Green, Healthy, Smart Challenge grant

All City Schools are invited to apply for grant funds for student-led environmental projects! Grants range from $1,000-$2,500 and can be used for activities such as planting a schoolyard garden, holding a recycled art show, distributing recycling bins, and much more. Applications are due 11/3/17, those that are received earlier will receive funding sooner. Full Read more…

Now Hiring a Youth Environmental Intern

The Baltimore Community Foundation seeks to hire 1 paid Youth Environmental Intern. This position will report to the Youth Sustainability Coordinator and will work closely with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Baltimore City Public Schools, and other partners. Current Baltimore City Public Schools high school students are eligible to apply (minimum 10th grade). The newly Read more…

Now hiring: Climate & Resiliency Planner and Greening Initiatives Coordinator

The Baltimore Office of Sustainability is now hiring for two positions, a Climate & Resiliency Planner and Greening Initiatives Coordinator. Help us find an amazing professional to add to our team! Qualified applicants can come from a wide array of disciplines including urban planning, sustainability, public administration, public health, architecture and transportation. Minimum Qualifications: A Read more…

Draft Sustainability Plan Language now up for public comment

The 2017 Sustainability Plan Update draft language is now available for public comment! Please follow this link to the Plan Framework and click on the topics you are interested in reading. Draft language is available in both PDF and Word.

#EveryStoryCounts – Eric Jackson

I start the narrative with my ancestors, who taught me so much about food. My grandmother taught me about not throwing food away, about never wasting. Not composting, because she didn’t know about composting, but when I learned about it myself I was like, “That’s what grandma was trying to teach me!” Someone once said Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Daniel Wells

I grew up in Dundalk. It’s very similar to Hampden where you had a bunch of jobs and industry that went away. So when I opened a business here, I immediately related to the community. The people that have lived here their whole life are just like the people I grew up with. I worked Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Ken Tozzi

I grew up loving baseball. It taught me how to win, how to lose, how to lead, and how to follow. It taught me humility and patience — skills that I wanted my students to understand and build on. So my first year teaching at Baltimore City Schools, I just knew that I wanted to Read more…