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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.

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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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Give Birds Shelter in Your Discarded Christmas Tree & Wreath

Rather than put your natural Christmas tree on the curb for collection, put it in your garden as a bit of habitat for birds to help them survive the winter. Our little feathered buddies take protection from cold and wind in evergreens. Your holiday tree, wreaths and garlands can provide that protection too. Just take […]

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We collected 10,000 pounds of pumpkins for composting!

We gave your Halloween jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins a dignified demise, back to the Earth. We’re turning them into Pumpkin Spice Compost that you can order now for delivery in a couple of months! NBC4 Washington featured our pumpkin collection during Meteorologist Amelia Draper’s climate segment on food waste. Five tons of pumpkins are now “cooking” […]

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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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Observations on The Overstory — a Green Reads Book Club Selection

by Karen Grumbles I am looking out the window into my backyard at the marcescent light brown beech leaves all uniformly fluttering in the rain. The view comforts and entrances me. ‘Marcescence’ became one of my favorite words in the last few years when we planted a young beech sapling in our yard and I […]

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School in Nature in session at Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) is running a full-time School in Nature program at its Park Campus located at Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park. This program is designed to serve as support for students as they work through their virtual learning curriculum and is supplemented with AMM-led enrichment activities that focus on environmental stewardship and maritime education, including lots […]

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Local & Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert: Apples!

Apples, Apples and Applesauce Right about now you are spying apples everywhere and nothing could be cozier for kids and adults alike than some simple homemade applesauce. But don’t stop there! Apples work in so many ways… adding nutritious sweetness to baked goods, roasted as a versatile side dish, or enlivening a roasted vegetable combo. […]

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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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News from our Friends Across the Bay: Foam & Shrink Wrap 

News from Plastic Free QAC (Queen Anne’s County) Maryland’s Foam Ban Goes into Effect As the first state in the country, October 1 marked the date Maryland’s ban on Styrofoam (polystyrene), went into effect. This means that restaurants, schools, and other foodservice outlets are prohibited from using foam containers for take-out food and foam cups for […]

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Book Club Selection Teaches How to Bring Nature Home

by Karen Grumbles You know the experiences where you are walking through a nature area and you hear the sounds of many birds, see all the different bugs skittering around on the ground and the strikingly beautiful butterflies fluttering around above the shrubs? We all tend to gravitate to places like Quiet Waters Park and […]

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