Maryland Blog Posts

Our Baltimore canvass team collected 126 letters from city residents supporting the plastic bag ban!

Baltimore banned plastic bags!

January 14, 2020

Yesterday morning, we gathered with Baltimore City residents, advocates, Council members, state delegates, and Mayor Young for the final signing of legislation we've been working for over the past

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2020 Maryland Legislative Agenda

January 7, 2020

This year, we will be advocating for:

The drain field component of a residential septic system is being put in place. Creative Commons license.

Septic Systems and the Climate Crisis

January 6, 2020

If your home is in a rural area in Maryland, your sinks, toilets, showers, dishwasher, and washing machine probably empt

Basement sewage backups: a public hearing and next steps

December 18, 2019

Last month, we gathered at Baltimore City Hall with City Council members, community association presidents, faith leaders, insurance and health experts, and people from all across the city who have

Photo of protest signs at public hearing. Courtesy of Patch.com

Replacing a forest with a business park?

December 11, 2019

In Abingdon in Harford County, a developer has proposed to build a new "Abingdon Business Park:" three e-commerce/warehouse facilities, four restaurants, two flex retail spaces, one hotel, one conv

The Baltimore City Council investigates sewage floods

November 27, 2019

"Raw sewage is bad for human health - this is universal." -Chris Heaney, Associate Professor for Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University