All Posts Tagged With: "sustainable community"

Baltimore Free Store

Margaret Kilgallen (details) The Baltimore Free Store is a non-for-profit all volunteer organization founded on principles of social justice. It encourages recycling and reuse in hopes of decreasing poverty and fostering cooperation in achieving a community’s needs. They ask "take what you want, and give what you can" with the goal of empowering communities to organize and meet their needs independently. Beyond this wonderful community oriented concept of recycling and reuse, The Free Store is beginning an initiative to encourage residents to go greener. So take what you want and be sure to give what you can.

Green Roof Tour


Green Roof Tour is part of the International Greening Roof Tops for a Sustainable Community Conference, Awards and Trade Show. Saturday April 29 from 12-5pm you’ll be able to actually see one of the biggest contributors to the fight against global-warming, small green scapes nestled high up on a roof top near you. These little pleasure islands definitely deserve a little publicity. Come out and see a roof in Charles Village that’s been growing plants since 1981 and find that Johns Hopkins has several green roofs, one which spans 75,000sq feet!! Living roofs help lower atmospheric temperature in summer (CO2 emissions), help with storm-water run-off and are breathtaking.