All Posts Tagged With: "conservation"

I Buy Different Baltimore

drawing by: Thomas Valcke
I Buy Different is in partnership with The Center For A New American Dream and is geared toward kids and young adults in saving our resources. It is a website that presents valuable information about how what we buy effects the planet. Youth and adults alike don’t like to be told they’re doing something wrong every time a purchase is made. Find out some hard facts on the connections between your computer and a gorilla in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Why should we care? This website makes being aware of our choices fun and engaging, for any age. Instead of presenting information you might not know what to do with I Buy Different includes how to get involved and tell your friends.

Potomac Conservancy

photo by: Christina Nguyen

Since 1993, the Potomac Conservancy has worked to protect the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Potomac River and its tributaries. Its primary focus is the protection of the Potomac’s water quality through land protection and sound land use practices. In addition, they work to preserve and restore the Potomac’s scenic landscapes and enhance river-based recreational activities. The Conservancy works with landowners to provide practical conservation options, with services ranging from hiring a contractor to plant trees to referring interested landowners to federal and state conservation programs. Recent and ongoing projects include forest conservation law revisions, enforcement issues with illegal tree cuttings and conservation area violations, and a C&O Canal setback rule and funding. Visit their website to learn more about the Conservancy’s programs, events, and how you can help.

Center for Whole Communities

photo by: Peter ForbesBased at Knoll Farm, a working family farm located in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, the Center for Whole Communities offers workshops, lectures and retreats grounded in the concept that change is made by fostering connections between land, people and community. As a movement that integrates conservation, health, justice, spirit, and relationship, they nurture communities by helping people protect and care for the places they love. The group also publishes books on environmental activism, conservation, and sustainable agriculture practices.

The Sierra Club – Greater Baltimore Group

photo by: alyssa

The Sierra Club – Greater Baltimore Group, the local branch of the well-respected national organization, includes Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County. The group spreads its conservation message via hiking outings, lectures, and seasonal events of both the urban and rural variety. Volunteers are consistently sought to lead outdoor programs, assist in fundraising campaigns, petition lawmakers to enact eco-friendly policies, and, on a microcosmic level, make conscious, environmentally aware changes in their own home- and work-spaces.

Save Our Streams

photo by: Joe Stewart

An offshoot of the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Izaak Walton League of America, renowned as one of the country’s oldest conservation organizations, Save Our Streams (SOS) works nationally to clean stream beds, restore deficient stream banks, and monitoring stream health. Largely a volunteer-supported group, SOS urges citizens to involve themselves in self-directed projects that will assist America’s many at-risk waterways.