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The Alliance Of Master Metered Condos is holding a meeting to discuss ways of making condos more energy efficient on Dec 9. The meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bethesda Green. Master-metered condos share a single meter and the users pay for their energy based on some measure other than specific use. To learn more, contact Joy Siegel at

The Benjamin Franklin High School is holding a march and demonstration against the proposed Curtis Bay trash incinerator on Dec 10. The students and other marchers will meet at the high school at 3 p.m. and then march to the site for the proposed incinerator, which if built will be within a mile of two public schools. The incinerator is expected to burn 4,000 tons of construction debris, tires, vinyl, and other waste a day. To learn more, visit .

Annapolis Green Drinks is holding its monthly happy hour at the Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge on Dec 10. The hours are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The theme of the month is LED lights, which are far more energy-efficient than conventional lights and make nice Christmas decorations. Guests can also bring in old lights to be recycled. For more information, e-mail

John Stein will be giving a talk about 19th century plant conservatories at the Adkins Arboretum on Dec 11. It will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Stein works with Tanglewood Conservatories, a company that specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of conservatories, greenhouses, and skylight systems all over the world. The program is free, but registration is required. To learn more, e-mail or call (410) 634-2847 ext 0.

The World Wildlife Fund has been hosting a quarterly Science for Nature Seminars at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. On Dec 12, John Amos will give a talk called, "Skytruthing: Clean Up Your Act, the Crowd is Watching!" It will run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Amos is the founder of SkyTruth, a non-profit that uses satellite images and other data to promote conservation and educate people about environmental problems. Registration is required. To learn more, contact Kate Graves at (202) 495-4604.

The Patterson Park Audubon Center is offering an urban bird watching walk on Dec 13. It will run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Over 180 bird species visit the park throughout the year. The park can lend visitors binoculars, but visitors have to request such a loan in advance. The walks are free and no registration is required. To learn more, e-mail or call (410) 558-2473.



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