eMDE Archive

Ben’s Blog: A big day for climate progress; green purchasing

A BIG DAY FOR CLIMATE PROGRESS I will always remember February 19, 2021, as a day for climate hope, globally and locally. Not only was it the day the United States re-entered the historic Paris Climate Accord but also the day the Maryland Department of the Environment submitted its ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

eMDE: An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice When University of Maryland Anthropology Research Professor Barbara Paca looks at the tiny, Talbot County waterfront town of Oxford, she sees the Eastern Shore’s most prominent nexus between environmental justice and climate change ...Read More

eMDE – Coronavirus Testing All

  THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Coronavirus Testing All Each person, family, and community is being “tested” in how we respond to and cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The same is true for entire organizations, like MDE, the Maryland Department of the Environment. Our 950-person ...Read More

eMDE – A Green 2019 in Review

  THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT A Green 2019 in Review Our state witnessed steady progress on the environmental front in 2019, with key milestones and initiatives to protect and restore the health and well-being of all Marylanders. Highlights included regional environmental collaborations for global ...Read More

eMDE – Autumn Glory

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Autumn Glory October delivered not only brilliant colors — see Garrett County, home of the annual Autumn Glory Festival — but also significant initiatives for the environment in Maryland and its neighboring states, far and wide. The month began with ...Read More

eMDE: Ben’s Blog – A September to Remember

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT A September to Remember What a month for important environmental, climate, and clean energy developments within and beyond Maryland. On the biggest stage, the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City from September 22-26, the world was watching and ...Read More

eMDE: CLEAN AND GREEN IN 2018

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN AND GREEN IN 2018 Out with the old and in with the new, but not before having a quick last look at important state and regional environmental actions over the past year while making a New Year’s resolution for ...Read More

eMDE: Ben’s Blog remembering President Bush, rethinking recycling

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Remembering the kinder, gentler, greener side of President George H.W. Bush I’m grieving the loss of our 41st President, an amazing public servant and ambassador of civility, who also had some significant environmental accomplishments for our country and our state ...Read More

Water unites all, including Maryland and Israel

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Water unites all, including Maryland and Israel When so many around the world these days are focused on division and hatred, it’s reassuring to see unity and friendship spring forth, particularly when the purpose of the partnership is to sustain ...Read More
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