Sustainability Resources

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.

To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations. It is important to keep in mind that sustainable practices support ecological, human, and economic health and vitality. Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of how resources are used.

 Recycling in Annapolis

Water Conservation Tips 


The City of Annapolis is proud to announce that City residents can drop-off food scraps into the collection containers at Truxtun Park near the Skatepark at 300 Truxtun Park Road during normal park hours.

Replant Annapolis

A city-funded tree planting program helping the city achieve its 50% urban tree canopy by 2036.

Sustainable Maryland Certified

Sustainable Maryland is a certification program for municipalities in Maryland that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Sustainable Maryland Certified is a collaborative effort between the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Municipal League to replicate the success of the Sustainable Jersey initiative throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, beginning in Maryland.

 Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration.

 Environmental Protection Agency

Sustainability is a priority interest for many organizations, and this is especially true at EPA. Sustainability isn’t part of our work – it’s a guiding influence for all of our work.

Maryland Green Registry through the Maryland Department of the Environment

The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering tips and resources to help businesses and other organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability. Collectively, Maryland Green Registry members have reported saving over $94 million annually through the proven, practical measures they have shared in their online member profiles.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Environmental Review

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conserves wildlife, fish, habitats, and other valuable elements of our environment through a range of activities, including Environmental Review. The staff of various units within DNR review and provide comments on plans, proposals, and permits for numerous types of land-use changes and development projects. The Department’s Environmental Review Program coordinates many of these review requests, primarily from other government agencies involved with issuing permits.

Maryland Department of Commerce Energy & Sustainability

Maryland’s innovative spirit is generating support for renewable power and environmental sustainability businesses.