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Expand your mind

When it comes upping your “Green” knowledge, there’s no shortage of resources to help. Check out a workshop or take a class. Attend a lecture, view a documentary, or read a blog. Participate in a demonstration or volunteer for a hands-on date with Mother Nature. Stretch your mind and stay informed—Earth is a fascinating place.

Nick DiPasquale and his dog; photo by Dave Harp

Chesapeake loses a great leader and friend

By now you have probably read the sad news about the passing of Nick DiPasquale on Thanksgiving Day. There have been several tributes to him in the past few days. Links are below. I would like to add our memories of Nick here. When Nick came to Annapolis as the newly appointed head of the […]

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The Rest of the Story, February 12, 2022

Here’s info that was too long for our most recent email blast. GreenScape The 30th Anniversary GreenScape will take place on Saturday, April 23. GreenScape is when you’ll see 300 of your neighbors – all over Annapolis – working to spruce up over 70 public areas such as parks. It’s a city/community partnership. The City […]

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Annapolis Green’s 12 Months of 2021

by Lynne Forsman For those both new and old to Annapolis green, our 15 Years of Green video is chockful of memories, accomplishments, and pictures. Yet, it’s also time to think about and appreciate what we’ve accomplished and learned in just the past year. January A month of reset and examination of our programming for […]

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Human-made extinction of a small species, right here in Maryland

According to a recent article in the Bay Journal, “The Maryland darter, one of the rarest fish in the world, has been missing in action for 33 years. Now, it is headed to the extinction list.” And what is the reason? “According to an evaluation by the [US Fish & Wildlife Service] USFWS, the largest […]

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Code Red for Humanity. We all need to do our part.

For years we’ve done our best to bring the global issue of Climate Change to you at the local level as we increasingly see the effects of what we should now call Climate Disruption right here where we live. At the global level, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its sixth report […]

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Why support Annapolis Green during the GreenGive

An online, collaborative initiative to raise funds for and increase awareness of 10 local, small environmental organizations… We have always said that we a tad different, “a different shade of green,” making us a unique partner in the GreenGive group. Our mission is to bring the community together, for the Greener Good, and we’ve been doing […]

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Think Before You Shrink

Are you doing your part to keep plastic out of the landfills? Join the more than 30 Maryland marinas recycling their shrinkwrap a message from We understand that your busiest time of year is when the wrap comes off. We know it can be a real pain to deal with piles and piles of plastic […]

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Annapolis Green featured on Visit Annapolis’ inaugural podcast

Visit Annapolis launched a new podcast in late December, “Destination Annapolis.” The inaugural podcast featured Annapolis Green. Have a listen as Susan Siefried interviews Elvia Thompson.

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Parole Rotary Leads Community in Good Deeds for Near and Far

On Halloween morning, members of the Parole Rotary Club waved in people who arrived at the Books for International Goodwill (BIG) warehouse in Annapolis to: Have sensitive documents shredded Donate books to BIG Donate sweaters and other winter clothing Donate diapers Wonder Woman (Parole Rotary President Kristi Niedhardt, a former Annapolis Green Board member and […]

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The History of Mid Atlantic GEM: Annapolis’ First Electric Vehicle

Founding One Hundred Spotlight The History of Mid Atlantic GEM By Russell Rankin In October of 2007 I dropped in on Annapolis with my business, eCruisers, and worked the Annapolis Boat Show that year. I started out just giving free rides about town to huge success. Then I had a real estate agent approach us […]

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Annapolis Green Wades In with GreenGive Partners

On Sunday, June  14, GreenGive organization members and volunteers, including Annapolis Green, followed the “Wade In” tradition started by State Senator Bernie Fowler 33 years ago in the Patuxent River by wading into Annapolis’ four creeks to assess water clarity. The waders move into the water until they can no longer see their feet or […]

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50th Earth Day calls for a new, better normal

50th Earth Day calls for a new, better normal by Elvia Thompson and Suzanne Kilby Etgen As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s clear that the struggle to restore our environment — to heal the Chesapeake Bay — is not unlike the struggle we have faced for the last six weeks. The […]

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It Starts With a Straw

The Earth is drowning in plastic, especially the disposable, single-use kind—bags, bottles, cutlery and straws.

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