Now a Charm City institution celebrating its 10th anniversary, Baltimore Green Week runs April 19-27 this year. Hosted by the nonprofit Baltimore Green Works, Green Week is a week-long series of programs and events around the city designed to promote environmental awareness and highlight local sustainable practices.
Events this year include everything from a Middle Branch River Canoe Trip, Cylburn Family Nature Hike, the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup, an Urban Aquaponics Facility Open House and a workshop, “Who Wants to be an Urban Farmer?” — all just on the first day of the opening weekend, Saturday, April 20.
Monday, April 22 — Earth Day — includes a morning bike ride from Baltimore City School Headquarters to Druid Hill Park and also, a bicycle tour of Druid Hill Park with an expert on the history of the park, among other activities.
A variety of events, including tree planting, a cleanup at Pretty Boy Reservoir, workshops, lectures, films, tours and projects offer education and hands-on solutions addressing issues such as climate change, sustainable food and agriculture, water conservation, and energy efficiency within the home, according to Baltimore Green Works’ website.
Baltimore Green Week wraps up with ECOFEST, April 27, an all-day event with guided nature hikes, bike rides, workshops, kids’ programming, live music, food, homebrewed beer and vendors.
A complete online program to all the activities can be found here.