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Happy New Year!

Winter 2021

Thank you for your commitment to keeping Salisbury
a sustainable community for generations to come!

Green Business

A quick shout to KID to KID--a local business making a huge impact on the environment (and our wallets)!

At Kid to Kid, parents receive cash on the spot for the things their kids have outgrown. They can also shop from a huge selection of high quality, slightly used replacement items at bargain prices. “It’s a win-win-win for families” explains Kid to Kid founder Shauna Sloan. They earn money for things their kids aren’t using that we can resell....
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The Current

Chesapeake Watershed: 2020 in photos

Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

by Will Parson, December 31, 2020

While bringing you stories from across the Chesapeake region, [Chesapeake Bay Programs's] photographers spend most of their time outside, reporting from farms, trails and watermen’s boats. In that sense, 2020 was no different than any other year. But the outdoors took on new significance during the rise of the coronavirus pandemic and the urgent call for social justice reform. As indoor activities were cancelled and the future became more uncertain, green spaces provided a respite for many people...

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Train your eye to watch for winter birds

Photos by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

by Caitlyn Johnstone, December 23, 2020

The Chesapeake region boasts sandy beaches, breathtaking meadows, wetlands and forests that delight millions of visitors and residents year-round, but one particular trait makes the Chesapeake Bay the winter destination for every birder within 500 miles...

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Learn to deice the bay-friendly way

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Winter means harbor seals in the Bay

Photo courtesy of Jaime Gormley, taken under NMFS permit 19826-03 issued to Deanna Rees/NAVFAC Atlantic

by Marisa Baldine, December 02, 2020

When you picture a harbor seal, you might imagine it in the Arctic surrounded by ice, but the mammal is actually an annual visitor to the...

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Resident Spotlight


Craig Faunce

Richard Pollitt, DelmarvaNow.com

Like many, 2020 has been a rough year for Craig Faunce.

His mother died in January and his father died four months later after contracting the coronavirus.

The coronavirus also cost Faunce his job, and in mid-September, the Rockville, Maryland, resident decided he needed a change in scenery, packing his bags and moving to Salisbury.

It wasn’t long after he relocated to the Eastern Shore that Faunce began to...

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Upcoming Events

GreenSBY Clean-Ups 

We'll be taking a break from our monthly clean-up events for January and February, but we'll be back in March!  We thank all of our volunteers who helped keep our Downtown Riverwalk and City Park clean during the fall!

Never miss an update or new event by following us on social media: @GreenSBY and @sby_green !
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The UPcycle
Don't throw out those holiday cards!

Here are ten child- and family-friendly  ways you can up-cycle those holiday cards-- from new gift tags for next year to decorative home accents! 

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Save that Christmas tree!
 
Louise LeGresley/Getty Images

If you haven't taken down your Christmas tree yet, no worries. We don't judge. But here's an idea: Have you ever thought about eating it?

Yes, you read that right.
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Green Eats

By choosing a plant-based meal with local, in-season ingredients, you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint! Not to mention, it's tasty and ensures a wide variety of foods and nutrients your body needs!

Gnocchi
with Dilly-Fried Cabbage & Apple Arugula Salad

Image: Purplecarrot.com 
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Connect with Your Local
Green Team

Join The Next Meeting!

The Green Team will act in an advisory capacity to: help develop policies, assist with identifying grant opportunities, implement programs, and assist with educational opportunities for staff and community leaders.  The Green Team shall consist of five (5) residents of the City of Salisbury, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council to serve staggered terms of three (3) years.  The members may include municipal staff, elected officials and volunteers, members of community boards and commissions, citizen leaders, and representatives from community organizations.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Government Office Building, located at 125 North Division Street, Salisbury.

Currently, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, meetings are being held virtually using the Zoom platform. Please check the city website for the updated Zoom link.

https://salisbury.md/departments/infrastructure-development/sustainability-advisory-committee-green-team

To send a member of our staff a direct message, use the link below.

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