Governor O’Malley to host better choices, better results forum highlighting sustainablity in Maryland

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Governor’s Press Office – 410-974-2316

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LAUREL (October 30, 2013) — Tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, Governor Martin O’Malley will host the “Better Choices, Better Results Forum – Sustainability” — the third in a series of statewide forums that will foster an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s strategic goals. Stakeholders from across the state will engage in a roundtable discussion about the better choices we’ve made together, measuring progress, and delivering results to strengthen and grow Maryland’s middle class and create a better, stronger Maryland for our children.

Tomorrow’s forum will highlight key environmental initiatives such as tracking progress on Chesapeake Bay restoration through BayStat, sustaining our resource-based industries and fostering sustainable communities and will feature a dialogue with expert panelists that will lay out a vision that continues to protect Maryland’s environment and public health while expanding innovation and green economic opportunity in the State.

WHEN: Thursday, October 31, at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723 

The O’Malley-Brown Administration is making better choices that are leading to better results. Maryland is #1 in the nation for agricultural land preservation, according to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation. Since 2007, we’ve preserved over 47,000 acres of prime agricultural land on 372 Maryland farms. Maryland is a Top Ten state for Energy Efficiency for the second year in a row according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the other Bay watershed states, we developed the nation’s first major watershed pollution control plan under the authority of the Clean Water Act to achieve water quality standards for the Chesapeake Bay and meet our 2025 water quality goals for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

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