Governor Martin O’Malley officially declared Sep. 29 to be an “interfaith day of service,” thus calling on all Marylanders to volunteer for their communities. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s second “interfaith day of service” event will be held at Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro on Sep. 29. (Their first event was on Sep.28.) The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will harvest vegetables, tour the farm, and learn how sustainable agriculture can help the Chesapeake Bay. For more information, contact Carmera Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 482-2156.
The Maryland Native Plant Society is holding its annual fall conference in the University Union at Towson University on Sep. 29 and Sep. 30. The conference starts at 9 a.m. on Sep. 29 and the stated topic is “Preserving and Restoring Biodiversity in Developed Landscapes.” The morning of Sep. 29 will be devoted to lectures, while the afternoon will be devoted to field trips. Sep. 30 will be a day of field trips. Participants will visit such places as Soldier’s Delight and Robert E. Lee Park. Assuming there is space left, the Sunday trips will be available to the general public. Registration is required. Admission costs $55.00 for members, $65.00 for non-members, and $15.00 for students. For more information, visit http://mdflora.org or e-mail info@MDFlora.org.
The DC Green Festival will be held at the Washington Convention Center on Sep. 29 and Sep. 30. The Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Festival will include an organic and vegetarian food court, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and a Green Marketplace featuring services and products from area green businesses. Tickets cost $10.00 for a day pass and $15.00 for a weekend pass. For more information, visit www.greenfestivals.org/wdc/updates.
The Neighborhood Design Center will be holding a Community Energy Fair on Sep. 29 at Barclay School in Baltimore. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be presentations on how to improve home energy efficiency, refreshments and prizes. To learn more, contact Rachel Tillinghast at (410) 929-6171 or email@example.com.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Sep. 29 at Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. It will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the rain date will be Sunday. There will be a picnic and live music. For more information, visit www.climatechange.org.