While summer may be coming to a close, the clean energy industry does not plan to take a break. The month of August continues to be full of opportunities for those wishing to discuss clean energy, and the MD -PACE program is thrilled to showcase some of the events being organized across Maryland.

Kicking off this month’s activities is the Better Bureau’s Spark Award Launch at MD Center for Entrepreneurship. Taking place on August 7th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, you do not want to miss this event. The Spark Award Launch Party will allow new businesses to showcase their strengths, and awards will be given to the new businesses whose leaders stand out.

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Sierra Club’s DC Zero Waste Committee Meeting which will take place at Sierra Club HQ on August 13th at 6:30 pm. This meeting will emphasize the need to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. This club welcomes all new sustainability activists!

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DC Chapter Zero Waste Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019, 6:30 PM

Sierra Club HQ
50 F St NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC

4 DC Sierrans Attending

Our Zero Waste Committee advocates for DC to prioritize reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting over incineration and landfilling. Our goal is an 80 percent diversion rate, and we work with DC agencies and the Council to make this a reality. New activists are always welcome! Contact the Chair, Doreen Campbell, ([masked]) for more info…

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Taking place on August 14th is the “Solar 101: Fundamentals of Solar Energy.” Put on by the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, this event will take place on the Eastern Shore, at Solar Energy Services. This hour-long event will focus on solar energy basics, such as understanding solar components, evaluating solar panels, and examining the many benefits of solar.

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The “Fifth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit” is taking place from August 15th-16th, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  This event will bring together sustainability and circular economy professionals to discuss the implementation of sustainability programs.  An excellent chance to network, collaborate, and learn from professionals across the nation, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

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Taking place on August 22nd is the “6th Annual Green Jobs Forum: Jobs for a Low-Carbon Circular Economy” at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. This event, hosted by Leaders in Energy, will highlight networking, panels, and workshops dedicated to green jobs. It is ideally suited to any clean energy enthusiast hoping to make a profession of their passion.

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On August 23rd the 10th Annual Sustainability, Health and Safety Fair will take place at the Fairmont, Washington D.C. from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. This event will focus on the accomplishments of 30 DC-based organizations. This free event will also feature honey tastings from the rooftop hives of the Fairmont, along with samples from provided by the honorees.

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The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) will host an event on August 26th demonstrating how easy it is to go green. “It’s Easy Being Green” will emphasize the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, as they show how to reduce one’s ecological footprint. In Grasonville Maryland, this event will include activities such as gardening, learning about renewable energy, and “Leave No Trace” challenges.

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The American Wind Energy Association will host its Fall 2019 Committee Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Washington in late August. The meeting will be open to the public on the 27th and open to AWEA members on the 28th and 29th. This meeting will consist of committees, working groups, and task forces dedicated to advancing wind standards.

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