Baltimore County has implemented sustainability initiatives with input from County employees, residents and advocates for the environment. These efforts help decrease costs for County operations, reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and promote alternative green lifestyle choices.
Member of Maryland Green Registry
In 2014, Baltimore County became a member of the Maryland Green Registry. The Green Registry is a voluntary program managed by the Maryland Department of the Environment, which showcases sustainability efforts by local governments, businesses and organizations. The Green Registry offers resources to help organizations and businesses meet their own sustainability goals. For more information and to view Baltimore County's profile, visit the Green Registry member page.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Project
Baltimore County had a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory completed for community GHG emissions, including County government operations, residential and commercial sectors. The full GHG inventory report (PDF) is based off of 2006 community data.
The Sustainability Network was a group of private sector and government representatives dedicated to making Baltimore County more sustainable. The group held its first meeting in November of 2008 and subsequently developed a sustainability strategy for County government operations. The recommendations included in the report below have helped Baltimore County ‘green’ its operations. The Sustainability Network is no longer active. The following documents are PDFs that open in a new window.
- Executive Summary
- Attachment A: Sustainability Strategy for Baltimore County
- Attachment B: Greenhouse Gas Inventory
- Attachment C: 121 Sustainability Recommendations for Baltimore County
- Attachment D: Protection of Natural Resources Work Group Report
- Attachment E: Our Built Environment Work Group Report
- Attachment F: Community Education and Outreach Work Group Report
- Attachment G: County Operations Work Group Report