Monday, November 14, 2011

MAEOE is Proud Partner at Baltimore City Schools' Sustainability Day on 11/12/11

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, MAEOE was a proud partner and presenter at Baltimore City Schools Sustainability Day at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. The free event marked a collaboration between the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, Enterprise Community Partners, MAEOE, Parks and People Foundation, and the United States Green Building Council - Maryland Chapter (USGBC). The event was funded by Bank of America and offered 20 free workshops focusing on energy and resources in the Green Schools Network to assist Baltimore City Schools to integrate Sustainability into education, facilities and operations. MAEOE is particularly happy to report that a formal goal has been set by Baltimore City Officials to make ALL Baltimore City Schools MAEOE Maryland Green Schools and make sustainability education a core part of learning. The half day event opened doors for communication and a district wide opportunity to celebrate successes and identify challenges of making each and every Baltimore City School a MD MAEOE Green School. The day began with a Plenary Session of opening remarks from Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (see picture above), CEO of Baltimore City Schools Dr. Andres Alonso and other partners including representatives from the US Green Building Council, Enterprise Community Partners and the Baltimore Community Foundation. Following the Plenary Session, attendees were able to choose two workshops to attend. The 22 workshops were organized along four tracks: (1) Curriculum, (2) Building Construction, Operations and Maintenance, (3) Family & Community Engagement and (4) Schoolyard Greening.

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