Sustainable Annapolis proposed an open forum of communication to draw interest, launch initiatives, and solicit community feedback and participation. All feedback received from the public was considered to be incorporated into our sustainability plan, which we call the Sustainable Annapolis Community Action Plan. It compiles a list of goals and targeted programs that are suggested to be implemented to achieve those goals.
The current focus of the Sustainable Annapolis program is to continue implementing and reporting on our progress with our Community Action Plan and to launch programs that seek to further our sustainability and climate goals. Most notably under Sustainable Annapolis, we launched the Annapolis Environmental Stewardship Certification program, and we continue to hold an annual rain barrel and compost bin sale that seeks to educate the public about stormwater and waste issues.
For more information contact the Department of Neighborhood & Environmental Programs (DNEP) call Rob Savidge, Sustainability Coordinator: 410-263-7946.
The Annapolis Environmental Stewardship Certification Program The Annapolis Environmental Stewardship Certification Program
is a part of the Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs’ Sustainable Annapolis initiative. Launched in 2009, the Annapolis Environmental Stewardship Certification Program awards best practice certificates to homes, restaurants, lodging establishments, auto repair shops, schools, retail stores, places of worship, and office buildings.
In order to be eligible for the two-year certification, the applicant must earn enough qualifying points from a comprehensive checklist of environmental best practices and pass a verification inspection.
CURRENT CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS
There is currently one Workbook for residents and six Workbooks for businesses and organizations: