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July 2020

Regenerative Gardening: Successful and Sustainable Climate Victory Gardens

July 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One in a series of presentations on Climate & Sustainability by Sara Via, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland. In this seminar Dr. Via will address questions such as: How can you grow your own food successfully? What strategies will help you adapt to changes already occurring from Climate Change, and how can your gardening methods help to reduce future climate change? Dr. Via was one of the speakers at our Climate Change and Your Food Supply talk last July. Read…

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Regenerative Landscaping

July 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

One in a series of presentations on Climate & Sustainability by Sara Via, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland. In this seminar Dr. Via will address questions such as: How can we produce beautiful residential, commercial and municipal landscapes that will reduce carbon emissions, improve soil health, help manage stormwater and even save money? Dr. Via was one of the speakers at our Climate Change and Your Food Supply talk last July. Read more. Flyer To register for all the sessions…

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GreenGive

July 21 - July 22

The GreenGive is a local, environmentally-focused, 24-hour online initiative designed to both raise funds and expand residents’ and businesses’ engagement with local environmental organizations, issues, projects and actions. On July 21-22, 2020, we invite the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County community to join with us to support clean water in our own communities. Through an interactive online platform, individuals and businesses will be invited to invest in clean water by donating to any of the GreenGive partners: Annapolis Green Arundel Rivers Federation…

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Trees for Tomorrow: Rooted in Resiliency

July 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy presents a Q&A on native trees. Josh Clark, WSA's Restoration Coordinator, and Craig Highfield, Director of Forest Programs for Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, will go LIVE at 11:30 to answer your questions about resilient tree species, including WHY we need them and HOW you can take action to plant trees for tomorrow. Click here to join in.

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What Can the Pandemic Teach Us About Being (Un)prepared for Climate Change and Other Global Disasters?

July 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

One in a series of presentations on Climate & Sustainability by Sara Via, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland. She will address: The similarities between the failed US responses to COVID-19 and Climate Change are remarkable, right down to the role of politics. How can we use lessons learned during this pandemic to motivate people to take climate change seriously, to recognize the importance of early action, to focus on science-based solutions and to see the need to advance social equity?…

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August 2020

Climate change is Bad for Your Health

August 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

One in a series of presentations on Climate & Sustainability by Sara Via, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland. Dr. Via was one of the speakers at our Climate Change and Your Food Supply talk last July. Read more. Flyer To register for all the sessions click here.  

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Earth Optimism Panel: Building Climate-Resilient Communities on the Coast

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Tens of millions of Americans make their homes in coastal cities. How these cities adapt to rising seas will determine their futures in the 21st century. Three experts from cities on the East and West Coasts of the United States will share stories and ideas about how coastal communities can build resiliently in the face of sea level rise. Join for an evening of cross-country dialogue, with built-in time for audience questions. Panelists: Zoe…

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The History Saga of Humans and the Environment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Historic Annapolis present this story is about strategic location on a great estuary, human interactions with rich natural resources, and the founding history of the United States. It is an evolving story built around the science of archaeology and the inferences of oral and written history for the 2,650-acre campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), five miles south of Annapolis and 25 miles east of Washington, DC. It relies upon volunteer citizen…

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The Power of Individual Choice: What Can Individuals Do to Combat Climate Change & How Much Difference Will it Make?

August 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The final presentation in a series of presentations on Climate & Sustainability by Sara Via, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland. Because food, individual transportation and residential energy use cause at least 30% of US carbon emissions, individuals can make a difference when it comes to climate change! In this webinar, Dr. Via will discuss five ways to lower your carbon footprint by reducing residential energy use, covering the remaining power needs with renewables even if you don't have a suitable…

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Shaky foundations – The threat of losing ecosystem engineers to disease

August 27 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Cafe Scientifique for this presentation by Dr. Allison M. Tracy, Community Ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Trees, oysters, and corals create homes for an impressive number of species by building habitat in the form of forests and reefs as they grow. They are known as foundation species because of their central role in creating ecosystems and supporting biodiversity. Unfortunately, foundation species face a number of threats that are challenging to manage, including climate change, invasive species, and…

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