a Little Greener


Growing a Little Greener

Maryland Day – “Growing a Little Greener!”

Did you know the green petal on our Black-Eyed Susan logo signifies Maryland Day’s commitment to environmental stewardship? Working with Annapolis Green and Four Rivers Heritage Area our events and sites strive to make our weekend as eco-friendly as possible.

As you attend Maryland Day weekend venues and events, thank you for leaving the lightest footprint possible!

 Some Suggestions:

  • Bring your reusable water bottle and coffee cup

  • If you buy a cold drink along the way say "NO" to the polluting plastic straw. Read more about Plastic Free Annapolis.

  • Pack your reusable bag for your purchases

  • Carpool, and bring friends

  • Once you park your car, leave it where it is and enjoy walking in downtown Annapolis. If you need a ride to the next site in downtown Annapolis there is Free public transportation.

  • If it’s a warm weekend, ride your bike.

  • Recycle while you visit

  • Don’t forget to thank the sites for doing the right thing! (Being a responsible visitor and consumer while “on the go” creates demand!)

We’re fortunate to live where we do on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of our land and waters when we’re at home and on the go. Setting an example during our state’s day of celebration is the right thing to do!

Tourism is one of Maryland’s leading industries. Events, festivals, meetings, etc., result in significant environmental impacts. From the amount of waste generated, the amount of material used, transportation to and from, and the energy and water consumed during the event, it adds up. Together, visitors/attendees and organizations/host sites, can make Maryland Day “Grow a Little Greener”!