The Third Annual Choose Clean Water Coalition Conference will take place at the Tremont Suites Hotel in Baltimore City on June 4 and 5. There will be lectures, workshops, and field trips. Topics will include green jobs, fracking, pesticides and the Bay, and water and human health. Registration for both days costs $175.00, while registration for one day costs $95.00 Registration covers the costs of the activities, lunch on both days, breakfast on Wednesday, and the awards banquet at the National Aquarium. To learn more, contact Deb Kleiner at email@example.com or (443) 759-3409.
Xperience Efficiency 2013 will be held in Washington, D.C. from June 4 to June 6. The event will showcase the latest in energy management and technology. There will be talks dedicated to such topics as new technology, sustainability, marketing, and green buildings. The talks will be repeated daily. Meals are included. The event is free, but registration is required. To register or learn more, call (877) 605-5498.
There will be a public hearing on the CSX coal terminal in Baltimore on June 4. It will be held at the Brooklyn Park library at 6 p.m. CSX is applying for a new water pollution permit, and the current draft does not set limits for heavy metals like lead that are known to come from coal piles– and harm people’s health. The Maryland Department of the Environment is therefore holding a public hearing to answer questions and hear people’s concerns. For more information, contact Leslie Morrison at (240) 396-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding an energy meeting at the Govans Branch Pratt Library on June 4. It will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to keep their home cool in the summer and improve its energy efficiency. For more information, contact Ben Wallen at (410) 929-6143 or email@example.com.
Natural Capital will give a presentation, “A Living Building?” on June 6. It will be held at the Bethesda Green office from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The talk will concern the Gaddy House, a to-be-constructed building whose designers hope to achieve LEED Platinum rating, a Passive House certification, and a Living Building Challenge certification. The presentation will focus on the Living Building Challenge, which has been described as “the most advanced measurement of sustainability in the built environment possible today.” Visitors will learn how the Gaddy House can achieve this rating. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested. For more information, call (240) 396-2440 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org