The many rewards of doing the right thing

Each year, the Maryland Environmental Trust and its state partners award more than $200,000 in grants to other land trusts and community organizations in the state through its Keep Maryland Beautiful program. It’s a meaningful program with many success stories.

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Ryan Dickson-Burke works in the Project Spudnik garden that Maryland Environmental Trust supports. / Photo by Mary Burke
September 30, 2019
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Putting solar to work in preserves

Land trusts around the country continue to explore the use of renewable energy, including solar. At the accredited Land Trust of Napa County in California, solar panel installations equal big cost savings.

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A pre-fire photo taken in the Archer Taylor Preserve shows the beauty of the area, which is slowly recovering. Solar panels added to a caretaker house on the preserve were a welcome addition as the isolated house suffered frequent power outages from trees or branches falling on the wires. Photo by A. Kubler
September 16, 2019
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Building community resilience

In New Mexico, the accredited Taos Land Trust is flipping the switch on the energy debate and building community energy resiliency. Solar panels generate 50% of the energy used to run the land trust.

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Photo by Jim O'Donnell / Courtesy of Taos Land Trust
September 13, 2019
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We can transform lives

How often do you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, feeling anxious or cranky?

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Photo courtesy of Montezuma Land Conservancy
September 11, 2019
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