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…

#EveryStoryCounts – Inez Robb + Roxane Prettyman

Inez Robb: When the City came to us about creating a Resiliency Hub — where people can go to get what they need in the face of all kinds of hardship — I thought this church would be a perfect place. We’ve been doing this kind of work for years. If the community needs something, they Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Roxane Prettyman

I’m a life-long resident of Sandtown-Winchester, a mother, and a Ravens fan of course! When I was growing up, my mother was always helping our community. So when I had my daughter, I started looking for ways I could do the same. I love to help people — I get joy from it. Year after Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Inez Robb

Everybody who knows me, knows that I say it like it is. I don’t care if you’re in Roland Park, Canton, Harbor East, or Sandtown-Winchester, you should treat everybody the same. The bottom line is love. We have got to love each other, period. Whether you’re a police officer, a resident, a young person, or Read more…

Sustainability Town Hall 2017 on 4.18.17

Join the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, our partners, and like-minded citizens on Tuesday, April 18th from 6-8pm at the American Brewery building (1701 N. Gay St.) for our Annual Sustainability Town Hall! We need your help to review our updated city-wide Sustainability Plan and create a more sustainable and equitable Baltimore together. LEARN, ENGAGE, CONNECT Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Brian Arnold

The first time we couldn’t believe it. We were standing on the other side of the bank while the flood was happening, just hysterical. We came back here the next morning and opened the door on this complete ruin. Then we started trying to figure out what the hell to do next, without really knowing. Read more…

Leaders Work to Reduce Waste at the Baltimore Beyond Plastic Youth Summit

Shout out to Claire Wayner and Mercedes Thompson for their tireless work to reduce plastic! In their roles as Baltimore Community Foundation interns working out of the Office of Sustainability, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Seniors Claire Wayner and Mercedes Thompson have been working tirelessly to reduce litter and pollution from plastic foam packaging in our city Read more…