Baltimore Green Works' Sustainable Speaker Series will present Wenonah Hauter on Feb. 12 at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. The lecture will start at 7 p.m. Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch. She is also the author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America and runs an organic farm in northern Virginia. In Foodopoly, she describes how the corporate control of food production limits people's choices in the grocery store and prevents farmers from raising healthy crops. For more information, visit http://baltimoregreenworks.com.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding a weatherization and historic tax credit workshop on Feb. 12 at the Baltimore Clayworks. It will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Many houses in Baltimore are located within historic districts and are therefore eligible for the state historic tax credit program. Retrofit Baltimore will advise people living in such houses how to combine historic tax credits and weatherization to make one's house warmer and more energy efficient. For more information, contact Whitney at email@example.com or (410) 929-6172.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is holding an offshore wind rally on Feb. 13 at the Lawyer's Mall in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. It will run from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The rally is intended to encourage lawmakers to vote in favor of offshore wind power-- and thus tap into the vast energy source off the East Coast. For more information, contact Megan Jenny at Megan@Chesapeakeclimate.org.
The Next Generation of Transit: The Key to Montgomery's Green Future will be held on Feb. 13 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. The hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members of the Sierra Club, Smart Growth America, and the Montgomery County Council will discuss transit and smart growth. Montgomery County is expected to gain over 200,000 new residents and over 100,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. Pollution and traffic will therefore only get worse without improvements in transportation.
The Battle Creek Nature Education Society (BCNES) will be presenting The Green Invasion on Feb. 15 at the Battle Creek Cypress Sanctuary in Prince Frederick. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green Invasion is a slide lecture that describes the problems caused by invasive plants in natural ecosystems. Visitors will also learn how to identify and control such plants. Volunteer work days and field sessions will also be planned. Registration is required. Admission costs $3.00 for BCNES members and $5.00 for non-members. To learn more, call (410) 535-5327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.