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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 joybsiegel@aol.com.

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 http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/blog/ .

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 starboard@annapolisgreen.com.

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 info@adkinsarboretum.org 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 ppaudubon@gamil.com or call (410) 558-2473.

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