Come one, come all to a celebration of Earth Day 2010, hosted by the GBMC Green Team! Employees, volunteers and members of the community are all invited to attend the “Farmer’s Market” themed event on Thursday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Civiletti Conference Center rooms B and C. Earth Day 2010 will feature:
Recycling stations – Bring in one or more of the following items for
recycling and your name will be entered into a prize drawing!
– Cell phones/accessories
– Computer equipment from home (PCs, monitors, keyboards, speakers,
– Household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and smaller batteries used for
remotes, watches & hearing aids)
Giveaways – Sign GBMC’s pledge to be environmentally responsible and
receive a FREE reusable cup! Each time you use the cup in the GBMC Cafe’,
you’ll receive an extra 10¢ discount off the cost of a 16oz. fountain
drink or coffee. Keep an eye out for “Earth Day cup cards,” which will
be distributed to all employees & volunteers before the event.
Cardholder must be present, with GBMC ID Badge, to receive a
complimentary cup. Quantities Limited.
Refreshments – Free popcorn and lemonade will be available!
It’s a Jeans Day! – Buy a sticker for $5 and wear jeans to work on
Earth Day. Come to the dining room on April 15, April 16 and April 21
between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to buy a sticker to wear with your
jeans on April 22. Proceeds benefit Herring Run Watershed Association.
*Check with your manager to determine whether jeans are appropriate for
Numerous “farmer’s market stands” will be full of useful information
The history of Earth Day
Your carbon footprint
Environmental benefits of a vegetarian/vegan diet
“Greening” Maryland Hospitals
Find out what GBMC is doing to minimize its impact on the environment
through its energy-conserving Peak Load Contribution (PLC) program,
expanded recycling capabilities and plans for a new Farmer’s Market this
summer. Some participants include Baltimore County Recycling, Herring
Run Watershed Association and several of GBMC’s energy management
Also in honor of Earth Day, GBMC’s Cafe’ will serve an assortment of
fresh local foods like chicken, bison burgers and vegetables to
encourage interest in eating healthy, sustainable foods while supporting
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