The Baltimore Biodiesel Collective is a "Maryland non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy, promotion, research, and education of environmentally sustainable biodiesel fuel for on-road and off-road vehicle use in government, business, and private use." They are a membership organization that offers support to residents of Maryland interested in biodiesel, the only retail biodiesel fueling (Bio-station) in the city of Baltimore.
The Kurrent car does not drive faster than 25 mph. But that didn’t stop Marylander Jay Rubin from following the slow but noticeable trend in purchasing the all-electric, low speed vehicle. Designed in Italy and built in the U.S., it’s America’s version of the European micro car. Smart for short trips through town, the Kurrent costs less than 2 cents per mile to operate. “I love this car and expect to talk it up,” says Rubin. “I’m already turning heads in my part of Baltimore.” For more on the Kurrent car, visit their website.
Flexcar is a car-lending service that offers low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles that are conveniently located near homes and workplaces. Members use the cars when they want them, paying an hourly rate that includes gas, insurance, and maintenance. With Flexcar locations often only a five-minute walk from the home or workplace, this car-sharing model has been called the “wave of the future” by washingtonpost.com.
1000 Friends of Maryland seeks primarily to fight poorly planned development. They work to protect Maryland’s natural areas and waterways, strengthen neighborhoods, and restore Maryland’s cities through education, technical assistance, and advocacy. Protecting historic and natural resources, assuring efficient transportation choices, and supporting development that takes the public’s interest into account are all part of their commitment.
Velocipede Bike Project is a collectively-run non-profit organization dedicated to helping people use bicycles as transportation. They collect donated, second-hand and landfill-bound bikes, which they use to teach people how to repair and build their own bicycles, while also providing affordable and safe refurbished bicycles and parts. They seek to provide transportation to people of low and moderate incomes, encourage healthy lifestyles, reduce the waste flow into landfills, and decrease dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels.