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Solar power, a tour of the Harbor, and other Maryland green events

In 2013, the U.S. installed 4751 MW of solar panels, which is nearly 15 times the amount installed in 2008.
In 2013, the U.S. installed 4751 MW of solar panels, which is nearly 15 times the amount installed in 2008.
Photo by Duane Prokop

Interfaith Power & Light and MD SUN are holding an information meeting about their planned solar purchasing co-op, Baltimore Interfaith Solar Co-op on July 21. It will be held at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church and it will start at 7:30 p.m. To learn more or register, e-mail or visit

From July 22 to August 10, CCAN and will be holding the People's Climate March Organizing Tour, which will be visiting six cities on the East Coast. The tour will start in Richmond, VA on July 22 and will come to Washington, D.C. on July 23. The tour will give local activists a chance to meet with each other and plan for the biggest climate change march ever. Participants will meet in Room A-5 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington, D.C. 6 - 9 p.m. For more information, contact Rachel Mandelbaum at

The Maryland Coast Smart Council will hold its first meeting on July 22. The Council will meet at the headquarters of the Department of Natural Resources in Annapolis from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Council's duty will be to oversee the development of siting and design standards for State agency buildings in areas vulnerable to coastal flooding and sea level rise. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Zoe Johnson at or (410) 260-8741.

Baltimore Green Drinks will meet at the Baltimore Community Toolbank on July 22. The hours will be 6 - 8 p.m. There will be a mobile bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The Canton Chipotle will provide free snacks. For more information, visit or e-mail

The Maryland chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is offering a tour of the Inner Harbor aboard the Living Classrooms Skipjack, Sigsbee, on July 23. Participants will meet at the Frederick Douglass Building Pier to board the boat at 3:30 p.m. The tour itself will run 4 - 6 p.m. At the same time, Kristin Baja and Dr. Cindy Parker will describe the concept of resiliency and what it means for public planning, with an emphasis on public health and infrastructure. Resiliency has become increasingly important to public planners because of climate change and associated concerns like extreme weather and energy shortages. For more information, call (443) 977-3457 or e-mail