Next Commission on Sustainability meeting on January 31st

Please join the Commission and staff for our monthly Commission on Sustainability meeting. Meetings are open to the public. We welcome all interested to attend! When: January 31st, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Where: Department of Planning, 417 E. Fayette St., 8th floor The Commission on Sustainability is made up of volunteer members representing environmental Read more…

Now Hiring a Summer Equity and Engagement Associate

The Baltimore Office of Sustainability is hiring an Equity and Engagement Associate for summer 2018 through the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network Equity Diversity Inclusion Fellowship Program. The position is for people who are new to the sustainability field or interested in exploring a career in sustainability, and will provide full-time, living-wage employment for twelve weeks. Baltimore Read more…

Two of our Baltimore City high school interns win Brower Youth Award!

Congratulations to Claire Wayner and Mercedes Thompson for winning the Brower Youth Award for 2017! The Brower Youth Award is a prestigious national prize that recognizes outstanding young leaders in the environmental movement, and goes out to just six projects per year. Claire and Sadie, both current seniors at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, founded Baltimore Beyond Read more…

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.