All Posts Tagged With: "Shelter"

Baltimore ReStore

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Baltimore ReStore is part of Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity developed to generate funds for more projects. "Providing quality products at discount prices to preserve our environment and keeping valuable items out of our landfills." You can find building materials, plumbing, flooring, cabinets, doors, windows, tools, furniture, lighting and more. Located in East Baltimore behind Johns Hopkins Bay View at Eastern Ave and Kane Streets . Find a list of other salvage centers in the surrounding area here .

Sun-Mar Maryland

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Sun Mar specializes in self-contained waterless garden and toilet composing units. Baltimore has a Sun Mar dealer located off the Avenue in Hamden at 3313 Elm Ave. As fresh water becomes more scarce due to over-consumption, our treatment facilities will not be able to support the amount of water we flush everyday. Our waste is 90% water and becomes a health hazard because bacteria grows in water. By relieving that moisture through ventilation it can be returned to the earth as much needed fertilizer.

Renewed Materials, LLC

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Based in Cabin John, Maryland, Renewed Materials works to develop ecologically- and economically-sound alternatives for the design community. Their flagship product, Alkemi, is composed of 60% post-industrial scrap aluminum and can be used for a variety of interior-design fixtures — as a replacement, for example, for stone, plastic, or glass.

Real Milk Paint

photo by: alyssaNow I’m sure you’ve heard of low-VOC paints. Unlike most paint found at Home Depot, low-VOC paint has a fraction of the toxic chemicals that are released into the air and into your lungs, not only while the product is in use but long after the paint has dried. Real Milk Paint has zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and is your alternative to even a low-VOC option. The paint is actually made from milk cultures that are then combined with pigments “harvested in a traditional manner and are completely safe, eco-friendly, non-toxic, lead free and not radioactive.” Headquartered in Quakertown, PA, it’s easy to order over the phone and will arrive within 2 days. Woodcraft off Cromwell Blvd. in Towson also carries a selection of milk paint.


Bluehouse sells eco-friendly, sustainable household supplies and products that meet strict criteria for environmental, social, and health concerns. They also employ green practices in terms of how they function as a store and business, like recycling their paper and bottles, cleaning the store with environmentally friendly products, and filtering both their air and water.

Permaforest Trust


Permaforest Trust is a not-for-profit organization specializing in sustainability education, networking and creating open source resources for ecological, cultural and personal transition to a lower carbon future. Providing you with skills and strategies for peak oil, climate change and other challenges associated with limits to growth, Permaforest Trust, in partnership with National Environment Center Campus of Riverina Institute of TAFE, offers Certificate IV and Diploma level Accredited Permaculture Training (TM) with a focus on training post-carbon professionals. Our approach combines traditional training in hands-on permaculture skills and design techniques with the latest in community development and project management. We focus on post carbon strategies such as Energy Descent Action Planning, relocalisation and bioregional planning, community sustainability initiatives, food security and community gardens.

Study amongst the spectacular surrounds of the Byron Bay and hinterland bioregion in lush, subtropical Northern NSW, Australia. For more information about the work of the Permaforest Trust, and for free multimedia talks and presentations from the Trust’s Accredited Permaculture please visit our website.