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New Embassy Theatre and Sierra Club to Screen Environmental Cinema Series PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, The New Embassy Theatre   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:11

Cinema Associates of New Embassy (CANE), in association with The Sierra Club, announce a four event environmental cinema series. A portion of the proceeds from each event will benefit The Sierra Club (Maryland Chapter). From plastic pollution to waste disposal to fracking to mountaintop removal mining – this series addresses several of the most pressing environmental issues impacting our region and our planet.


The program begins Saturday, June 15, with “Plastic Planet” (2009) by director Werner Boote. We live in the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap and practical, and it’s everywhere – even in our blood. But is it a danger to us? This feisty, informative documentary takes us on a journey around the globe - from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific ...

Home Ground Presents Geocaching in Green Ridge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Desiree Bullard   
Friday, 10 May 2013 07:14

On Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Home Ground will host an introduction to geocaching in Green Ridge State Forest. Melissa Nash, from the MD Department of Natural Resources, will provide an introduction to geocaching and afterwards participants will have the chance to search for some nearby “beginner’s” caches. This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 to help cover event expenses. Participants can RSVP and send inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This event is limited to 20 participants. For more information visit www.homegroundallco.org or call 301-722-0313.

Geocaching is “a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to ...

Canada's Leading Geoscientist to Speak in Frostburg, MD PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Snyder   
Friday, 19 April 2013 09:45


Canada’s Leading Geoscientist to Speak in Frostburg, MD

Posted from CITIZENSHALE.ORG:  http://citizenshale.org/2013/04/canadas-leading-geoscientist-to-speak-in-frostburg-md/

The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science presents a free public lecture, “The Energy Sustainability Dilemma: Powering the Future in a Finite World,” by Canadian geoscientist and unconventional natural gas expert David Hughes.


The lecture is Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m., at the Appalachian Lab headquarters, First Floor, 301 Braddock Road, in Frostburg. Further questions may be directed to the Lab, 301.689.7100.


Hughes ...
ACM Plans Community Celebration of Arbor Day April 24 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:11

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland will celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 24, with a program that centers on urban forestry in Cumberland and concludes with a campus tree planting. The public is invited to participate. The event, which begins at noon in the Center for Continuing Education, features Paul Eriksson, natural resources specialist for the city of Cumberland. His talk is titled “Growing the Urban Forest in Cumberland.”


Eriksson heads the city’s urban forestry program, which last fall was commended by the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture for outstanding landscape beautification activities. In naming Cumberland a Gold Leaf Award winner, MAC-ISA noted proactive tree management and tree-planting ...

ACM To Screen Environmental Themed Films For Earth Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:06

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland’s Peace Studies Club will screen two films with an environmental theme during Earth Week activities that ask people to “do one thing” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help the environment. The two films are “Home,” which presents aerial-only footage for an awe-inspiring view of Earth, and “The Island President,” the story of the first-democratically elected president of the climate-threatened Maldives.


"Home," to be shown at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, presents filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s concern for the health of the planet and unique perspective and insight into the effects that humans have had on Earth.


"Island President," an award-winning film by Jon Shenk, relates the ...

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