Baltimore Nature Center Built By Baseball

Did you know that Maryland is home of over 40 natural native nature centers?  One nature center in particular is linked to baseball. Cathy Allen Eddie Murray, a Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer, left an endowment to the City of Baltimore to open the first of its’ kind urban nature center, after he was traded […]

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How to Avoid G.M.O.s in Your Food

What are G.M.O.s?  Genetically Modified Organism (G.M.O.) is the result of laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.  Genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or human and are known also as “transgenic” organisms. Cathy Allen G.M.O. […]

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Buy Fresh Food from Local Maryland Farmers

Cathy Allen Did you know that Maryland’s largest commercial industry is agriculture? Producing billions of dollars annually in revenue for the state and employing over 350,000 people. But the average consumers in Maryland are not buying locally and not buying fresh from their local farmers. Today, Maryland has 100 farms over 7,679 acres of land […]

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The Greener Side of Real Estate

A few years ago, I was doing some research on how Maryland was leading the charge when it came to sustainable building practices and stumbled across millions of dollars in the form of: grants, loans, tax incentives, tax waivers and rebates from federal, state and local agencies for property owners and home buyers all in […]

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Grading Elected Officials on Environmental Issues

Did you know that the House Delegates and Senate elected officials are graded on their stance of environmental issues in Maryland? The Maryland League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is a state-wide, nonpartisan organization that uses political action and education to protect our air, land and water. LCV holds elected officials accountable through a grading system […]

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4-H Adopts an Urban Style

4-H Adopts an Urban Style Cathy Allen Meet Damien, a middle school student from Baltimore City.  Damien is sitting sideways in a chair nestled in a sunny corner of a schools’ auditorium. He’s wearing bright yellow earbuds, bopping his head to the rhymes of the music playing on his iPhone.  But underneath all that sway, […]

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