Annapolis Green connects the community by communicating an environmental message that is meaningful, positive and motivational, engaging residents, businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and visitors. Our goal is to make the Annapolis area as Green as possible – a place where sustainability is a way of life and a source of pride – by accelerating the work of the legions of dedicated environmentalists and celebrating successes – in person, on the radio, online, and in everyday life.
Our Responsible Events & Festivals program helps organizations operate their special events Go Green by providing best practices including recycling, composting and measurement, and assisting with marketing, sponsorships, and resources. From sporting events to festivals, to running races, sailing regattas and more. Learn more.
Next REF Event
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 24-25
US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) Atlantic Coast Championship Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis
We are working with AYC to help the Club achieve Gold Level Certification from Sailors for the Sea. We are looking for a Greening Sponsor! Contact us if you would like to associate your brand with this prestigeous event that will draw hundreds of kids and parents from this region.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 Presentation on Plastics in the Chesapeake Bay and in the Oceans 7 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
How much plastic is in the Chesapeake Bay? What does it mean for the Bay’s health and our health? What can YOU do? Hosted by Annapolis Green and Trash Free Maryland.
Free. Donations to Trash Free Maryland and/or Annapolis Green are much appreciated.
Julie Lawson, Trash Free Maryland
Maryland Delegate Clarence Lam (D-District 12)
Stiv Wilson, The Story of Stuff Project
A long-distance ocean sailor
Learn more about how plastics move from littering our streets to contaminating the fish on our dinner plates.
Federal Government Takes Steps to Address
"Life, as we know it, depends on... pollinators"
Join the campaign to reach 1 million food and habitat sites for pollinators. Anyone can help protect the insects that make possible more than one-third of all our food. Learn more.
Back Creek Conservancy
A group of citizen volunteers has taken initial steps to establish a conservancy to protect Back Creek in Annapolis.
The Conservancy will conduct its work in support of the 2014 Chesapeake Watershed Agreement and its 2025 targets. Its work is science-driven, with an important role for citizen science.
The group seeks volunteers to organize a program of Best Management Practices, driven by science, to reduce pollution and bring the creek back to a fishable, swimmable state while ensuring that it continues to accommodate the needs of the community.
This is a long-term effort that will require citizen support and funding.
Looking for a Green job? Check out the MARC Green Works Job Portal. Click here.
Tell Us Your Stories!
We know you're made connections at Green Drinks. Some of your have started or clenched business deals. Some of you have met people in the environmental community that you likely would not have met otherwise. Others have made friendships. Others have recruited volunteers. Tell us how Green Drinks has affected you.
We're not looking for literature here -- just a few lines about how our almost-monthly networking events have changed you, your organization, your business.
Please drop us a line and tell us -- do it now while you're thinking of it. If you don't want us to use your name as we're compiling these, that's fine. Just let us know. Click here to send your email. Please... do it now!