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April
15

Baltimore Celebrates Green Week


Baltimore MD Green TeamAs Earth Day nears, Baltimore will celebrate Green Week.  Baltimore Green Works, a local volunteer organization, hosts Green Week for the sole purpose of increasing awareness about how area residents can make Baltimore a cleaner and environmentally friendly place to live and work.


One of the best things about living in Baltimore is being part of a community where people come together to make the city a better place to live. The community embraces Earth Day by finding ways to make the city and the surrounding areas more beautiful while learning how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

 

Baltimore Green Week

During Green Week community-wide activities, discussions, and seminars are held throughout the week. Some highlights include:

  • Family Farm Day. Held at the Pearlstone Center at 5425 Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown, this is a great opportunity for some hands-on activities for the whole family to learn about composting, recycling, farming, and more. 
  • Energy Efficiency in the Home. A workshop presented by Retrofit Baltimore and Blue Water Baltimore educates homeowners on energy efficiency and storm water issues. The community is empowered with tools to be greener and more energy efficient. 
  • EcoFest. The culmination of Baltimore Green Week is EcoFest where everyone comes together to celebrate green living. There are activities for kids including a natural play space, scavenger hunt, and bicycle safety course. Whole Foods sponsors a local food tasting tent and live music plays all day long.



Getting the Kids Involved
The One Photo Scavenger Hunt is sponsored by the Parks and People Foundation and it's the perfect opportunity for kids to get involved in Green Week and take part in EcoFest on April 26th. Elementary and middle school students are asked to take six photos from around the city for a chance to win pool passes for four or a family membership to Port Discovery. 


Arbor Day Tree Planting

Arbor day is usually celebrated around the same time as Earth Day in Maryland and trees are a great way to make the parks and neighborhoods more beautiful while giving back to the Earth.

  • Free Tree Giveaway. Whole Foods Market has teamed up with Tree Baltimore to double the city's tree canopy one tree at a time. Pick up a free tree on Arbor Day at the Harbor East Whole Foods at 1101 Fleet Street, or the Mt. Washington Whole Foods at 1330 Smith Avenue. 
  • Community Tree Planting. The entire community is welcomed as trees are planted throughout the community. The 2014 tree planting is scheduled for Wyman Park after it was left damaged from utility work.


The entire community has been working hard for many years to make the entire city and all of the surrounding areas a more beautiful, clean, and green place to live. The Earth Day and Arbor Day efforts have drawn national attention, and even landed Baltimore on SaveOn Energy's Top Ten Cities to Visit for Earth Day 2014. When the whole community comes together, small efforts are able to achieve great results.


If moving to Baltimore, a city that cares about its future, sounds like a place for you to call home, contact Homesale Realty for help and advice finding homes for sale.

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