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Recycling center tour, urban farming, and other Maryland green events

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Loyola University Maryland is holding a talk, "Jobs and Security, Pikas and Penguins:
The Big Surprisingly Optimistic Story on Energy and the Environment,"
on April 14 at the Andrew White Student Center. It will start at 7 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Richard Aley, is an earth scientist and contributor to IPCC. In his talk, he'll describe the benefits of renewable energy sources, which include more jobs, a stronger economy, and a cleaner environment. For more information, e-mail advevents@loyola.edu ir call (410) 617-2545.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks volunteers to pot trees at the Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro on April 15,16, and 17. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will pot tree and shrub saplings in 3-gallon pots. The saplings belong to native species and will eventually be used in environmental restoration projects throughout the Bay watershed. To learn more, contact Carmera Thomas at cthomas@cbf.org or (443) 482-2156.

Baltimore Green Drinks will meet at the Heavy Seas Alehouse on April 15. The hours are 6 - 8 p.m. The theme will be the EcoHustle, an event that will be held in early May. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/BaltimoreGreenDrinks.

The Urban Farm Series continues on April 16 at 2640 St. Paul Street. The hours are 6 - 9 p.m. The class topic will be "Urban Soils: Contamination and Remediation." Real Food Farm is offering the classes to people who either have urban farms or want to start one. Dinner will be included. Registration is required. To learn more, call (443) 531-8346.

The DC Environmental Network is offering a tour of the single-stream recycling center in Capitol Heights on April 17. It will run from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Visitors will learn how the facility processes recyclable items. Registration is required. To learn more, contact Ellen Kincaid at ellen.kincaid@gmail.com or (509) 339-3245.

The 11th Annual Baltimore Green Week will be held from April 18 to April 26. It is a week-long series of programs designed to raise awareness of both environmental problems and sustainable practices in and around Baltimore. During the Week, local resources and organizations will be spotlighted. Events will include workshops, documentary showings, tree plantings, and hikes. To learn more, visit http://baltimoregreenworks.com/ .

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