A landmark ordinance to protect children, pets, wildlife, and the wider environment from the hazards of unnecessary lawn and landscape pesticide use was introduced in Montgomery County, Maryland by County Council Vice President George Leventhal, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. Bill 52-14 is based upon growing concerns in the community of the health risks associated with exposure to pesticides, and creates a safe space for residents in Montgomery County by prohibiting the use of non-essential land care pesticides on both public and private property.
New Hope Natural Media Presented 24 Natural Products Manufacturers with Awards at Natural Products Expo East
Adam Andersen, show director, Natural Products Expos said, “We are very pleased that our event is the platform for brands – from legacy leaders with the industry to entrepreneurs launching their businesses - to showcase their natural, organic and healthy products on an even playing field. We congratulate all of the winners on their awards, as they were truly the stand out products of the event, and wish them success.”
Baltimore City Police Department Teams with Area Businesses for a Citywide Revitalization Initiative in Baltimore's Police Districts to Better Serve Their Communities
Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) teams with area businesses for a citywide revitalization initiative in Baltimore's police districts to better serve their communities. The police districts are in critical need of renovations to strengthen their ability to serve all Baltimore City communities. Many of the districts are rundown, with poor ventilation systems, inadequate fitness facilities, restrooms, dining and meeting facilities. This compounds the strain on officers, with the already incredible demand to respond to a high volume of citizen concerns and crime. These poor working conditions are adversely affecting officer morale. Along with alarming levels of stress and long hours, officers face constant work-related hazards, risking their lives daily to keep communities safe.
Natural Products Expo East Continues to Grow, Brought More New Exhibitors and More New Products than Ever Before to East Coast's Largest Natural, Organic and Healthy Products Event
The 29th annual Natural Products Expo East, the East Coast’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, brought together more new exhibitors and more new products than ever before. More than 23,000 attendees and 1,277 exhibitors filled the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD last week with the collective goal of bringing more health to more people. The event was produced by New Hope Natural Media.
Volunteers Complete 1812 Trees Initiative
CSX and the Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) completed the final tree plantings of the 1812 Trees Initiative, a multi-year campaign to plant 1,812 trees in Baltimore. The initiative celebrates the Star-Spangled 200, the bicentennial celebration of America's national anthem, which was written in Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Youth in six urban areas to develop problem-solving skills to tackle environmental challenges
National 4-H Council, with support from Disney, launched Connecting Urban Youth to the Environment, a new program that helps youth in urban communities discover and protect nature. Connecting showcases a fun, interactive program in six urban areas throughout the U.S.: Los Angeles; Orange County, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Honolulu; New York; and Austin, Texas.