The 21st Environmental Film Festival will continue to be held in Washington, D.C. from March 18 to March 24. The Festival will show 190 films from 50 countries. Films screened this week will include Peak, which is about climate change's impact on the Alps, A Thirsty World, which is about how climate change and a growing population will affect the world's water supply, and Grand Threat, which is about uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. Films about rivers, this year's theme, include Potomac: The River Runs Through Us, Where the Yellowstone Goes, and Mekong the Mother. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding a spring energy meeting on March 18 at the Roland Park Country School. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will learn how to prepare their homes for the upcoming summer and how to take advantage of Maryland's state rebates and tax incentives for making a house more energy efficient. For more information, contact Molly Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 929-6169.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding a spring energy meeting on March 19 at the Barclay School. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will learn how to prepare their homes for the upcoming summer and how to take advantage of Maryland's state rebates and tax incentives for making a house more energy efficient. For more information, contact Ben Wallen at email@example.com or (410) 929-6143.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding a spring energy meeting on March 20 at the Baltimore Clayworks. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will learn about the benefits of having their home retrofitted to be more energy efficient. They will also learn about Retrofit Baltimore's new program, cooperative purchasing, which will make the retrofits more affordable. For more information, contact Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 929-6172.
Blue Water Baltimore is offering a class, "Creating an Eco-Friendly Home--Your Impact on the Chesapeake Bay" on March 20 at the Roland Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. It will run from 6:20 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. The emphasis will be on rain, which picks up pollutants from streets, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces and gradually carries them into the Bay. Participants will therefore learn how to keep pollutants out of the Bay. To learn more, call (410) 254-1577.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) seeks volunteers to help make reef balls on March 21 at the Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reef balls are artificial reefs typically made of concrete that serve as habitat for oysters and other creatures. Participants will also tour the Restoration Center and learn what the CBF is doing to restore oyster populations in the Bay. Volunteers will be working outside and should dress for the weather. Children and teenagers must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information, contact Meghan Hoffman at email@example.com or (410) 268-8816.
Retrofit Baltimore and Baltimore Heritage are holding a historic homes and energy efficiency meeting on March 21 at the Govans Branch Enoch Pratt Library. It will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will learn how to prepare their homes for the upcoming summer. Particular attention will be paid to drafts and leaks in older homes. For more information, contact Ben Legow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 929-6084.
Baltimore Green Works (BGW) is holding their 5th Annual EcoBall at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park & Museum on March 22. The hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Food will be provided by students at the Stratford University Culinary (formerly Baltimore International College), and there will be a Top-Chef-style cooking competition. There will also be live music, dancing, and drink. Admission costs $75.00 a person and $40.00 with student I.D. Proceeds will fund BGW's events, including their "Sustainable Speaker" series. For more information, visit http://baltimoregreenworks.com.