From 1,000 “Friends” of TerraLogos
Yes, we have a TerraLogos Facebook page.
But, we certainly wouldn’t win any praise for our efforts to date. Actually, I think you would rank us as rather lazy.
As the TL social marketing manager, I’m in charge of fixing that. We want to show you what’s going on at TerraLogos and provide tips for saving energy & resources. It’s part of our goal to empower people to gain control of their energy use.
For improvements, we’re planning regular features, like an IR Photo Guessing Game with thermal images we’ve taken on energy audits. See if you can guess what the infrared image shows, and we will reveal the answer a couple of days later.
We’ll also feature the strange & bizarre things we find in Maryland, with “interesting” shots of special building “features” we’ve uncovered on energy audits. Plus, we’ll have action photos, slideshows and videos of actual energy contracting projects in process.
And, of course, there will be our regular postings on energy saving products & tips, plus news items that will keep you up to date. We want to provide information that can help you make a difference.
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Baltimore City Historical Society Events 2013
Here are three upcoming events that look real interesting to us. They feature special guest speakers who will take you on an exploration of our environmental history.
All events will be in the
Peabody Room at the
Cathedral of the Incarnation
4 East University Parkway
Free admission, parking & refreshments
Contact: Joe Stewart, 410.243.4418
BCHS will stamp “War of 1812 Bicentennial Passports”
And here are the individual events – Mark your calendar.
Geoffrey Buckley is the author of “America’s Conservation Impulse: Saving Trees in the Old Line State”, “Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia” and the upcoming “North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-First Century”. He is an Ohio University Professor and Long-Term Ecological Research – Baltimore Ecosystem Study Co-Principal Investigator. He has a Ph.D. in Geography from University of Maryland, a M.A., Geography from University of Oregon and a B.A., Environmental Studies and American History from Connecticut College.
Visiting one of the most Polluted Cities on Earth
On my recent trip to Beijing, I was curious to see if the rumors I had heard were true. China is one of the most powerful emerging economies in the world, and yet it has a reputation for compromising environmental health and safety in favor of industrial growth.
I figured the stories I’d heard were exaggerated, but the trip made me see the reality of the current levels of pollution in China:
While living in one of the most advanced countries in the world, the Chinese have neither clean water to drink nor clean air to breath.
Caused primarily by industrial waste and raw sewage, water pollution has been an issue in China for decades. Read the rest of this entry »
I started working at TerraLogos Energy Group several weeks ago.
I was nervous to start my first “real” job. I was trading in my lifeguard suit, whistle, and sunglasses in for a blue polo, contractor pants, and hiking shoes.
This was a change that I was ready to make after my junior year at James Madison University. I am studying Integrated Science and Technology with a concentration in Energy.
It started with a blind phone call to the TerraLogos office asking about potential internships. To my surprise, Susan was open to the idea of an intern for the summer.
Please join us at these four upcoming green festivals featuring fun activities for the whole family.
Howard Community College Burrill Galleria and Quad
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD
Saturday, April 13, 10 AM to 4 PM
One of the best green festivals in the area, the 6th Annual GreenFest will focus on alternative energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, and water reuse. As is their tradition, other “green” themes will also be presented, such as green buildings, green consumer products, green landscaping, environmental education, and children’s activities.
As part of our regular effort to monitor and improve the quality of our service, we survey all of our audit and contracting customers. Each quarter we hold a drawing to select one of the respondents as a winner. And luck of the draw went to Meredith for the first quarter of 2013.
When we wrote to tell her she’d won, Meredith wrote back, Read the rest of this entry »
Sustainability in Howard County
There is no doubt that the climate is changing.
According to the National Climatic Data Center, the first 8 months of 2012 were the hottest ever recorded in the U.S., while June, July and August were the third hottest summer months ever.
In addition, NASA satellite data shows rising sea levels, decreasing land and sea ice, increased vegetation in Polar Regions, rising global temperatures and increasing humidity in conjunction with extreme weather events. All of which are occurring at a rate unprecedented in any previous time.
We can’t (or at least shouldn’t) deny that climate change is happening. So now, the US debate centers on whether or not humans are causing climate change and global warming (the rest of the world has gone beyond this discussion).
Beyond Fossil Fuels:
Energy Solutions for You & Your Community
Find out how both you and your community benefit from energy efficiency and clean energy sources, including solar, geothermal, wind and more.
Hear local energy experts from environmental groups, government and the green business community explain how to make the switch to sustainable energy today for our homes, businesses, and institutions. Read the rest of this entry »
TerraLogos Energy Group is proud to announce we have been invited to participate in the “Weather to the EXTREME” conference hosted by Howard County Conservancy and the Howard County Public School System on March 3, 2013.
Weather to the EXTREME
Educational Conference for High School Students with Industry Leaders
Howard County Conservancy
10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9 am to 1:30pm
The conference will include presentations from TerraLogos, as well as various other notable speakers including meteorologist Ava Marie from WBAL-TV, along with representatives from Northrop Grumman, REI, Bartlett Trees, the University of Maryland Extension Service, NOAA and BGE. 100 Howard County high school freshmen will be participating. Read the rest of this entry »
Connecting the Dots to Energy Efficiency
Civic Works, Baltimore’s urban service corps, is ramping up a great new project that will help homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes while creating green jobs for Baltimore.
Called Retrofit Baltimore, this not-for-profit project focuses on educating the public about the benefits of home energy improvements. TerraLogos Energy Group is proud to announce that we were recently selected as one of three contracting partners in the Retrofit Baltimore program.
Already, over a hundred homeowners have participated in the program, Read the rest of this entry »