On May 28th, TerraLogos: eco architecture attended GreenScape 2013 at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. GreenScape was organized by The Student Environmental Leadership Action Team (SELAT) to share information and get input on environmental issues relevant to the youth. SELAT is a committee of the Baltimore Green Schools Network that is made up of students, parents, and teachers. SELAT is making sure that the voice of youth is a part of the larger sustainability conversation in Baltimore City Public Schools. GreenScape was celebrating Maryland Green Schools in Baltimore City and showcased environmental projects from students in Baltimore-area schools: from school-wide composting efforts and student-built greenhouses, to the Great Kids Farm and community gardens.
GreenScape also featured information and presentations from Baltimore-area sustainable initiatives including the Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore Energy Challenge, and the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative. By advocating for healthier and more energy efficient buildings, these organizations are helping Baltimore Schools and Neighborhoods become happier and healthier places for all. TerraLogos was honored to showcase our work on sustainable schools in the Neighborhood Design Center booth, and to catch up with some of our students from the Patterson Park Charter School “Green Team”. Keep an eye out for future Baltimore Green Schools events and discussions. The future is bright for Baltimore City Public Schools, and so are the students.
For more information on Baltimore Sustainability Initiatives and TerraLogos’ work with creating green and healthy schools check out:
Baltimore Sustainability Initiatives: http://www.baltimoresustainability.org/