Category: Baltimore


Unique Partnerships on the Pathway to Prevention

In a fresh take on “the cleanup event,” we’re connecting with new partners and stakeholders as we strive to prevent litter and protect our waterways.

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Measuring Effectiveness of Policy: Designing Evaluation Methodology for the Baltimore City EPS Foam Ban

Written by Molly Cook, Graduate student with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing

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That’s a Wrap! 30 Day Challenge Results

This April, Marylanders across the state engaged in the #30daysofpickinguplitter challenge, started by a Baltimore City resident – Eli Pousson – who wanted to focus on daily action to help clean his community. Thechallenge encouraged Marylanders to pick up litter…

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Baltimore Earth Week Events!

It’s our favorite month here at Trash Free Maryland: Earth Month! Check out the PDF below to learn of the fun Earth Week Events happening all around Baltimore this month.   Calendar of Earth Events: Baltimore

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Statewide EPS Foam Ban Explodes into Millions of Tiny Pieces Upon Death in the MD General Assembly

Learn the ins and outs of what happened to the EPS foam ban this legislative session.

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Baltimore City Litter Audit Report Released

From September 2016-March 2017, five auditors walked through five neighborhoods in Baltimore surveying the litter levels of each block. Those five neighborhoods were Baltimore Highlands, Curtis Bay, Mondawmin, McElderry Park, and Waverly. Auditors surveyed the same blocks on the same…

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Getting clean, inside and out

Can cleaning up litter improve mental health and reconnect a community?

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How dirty are Baltimore streets?

When you’re walking around a neighborhood, have you ever noticed how one block might be clean and the next is littered with trash? Or one side of the street is different from the other? With support from the Maryland Department…

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What motivates you to pick up litter?

Earlier this year, we held focus groups in five neighborhoods of Baltimore. We wanted to learn about how people feel about their neighborhoods, about the litter there, and about what we could to get them more involved in cleaning it…

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Apply to intern with us in Baltimore

Trash Free Maryland seeks 5 interns for a six-month pilot project to reduce litter in Baltimore. We expect the project to run September 1 through February 28, with analysis in March 2017. Stipends are available. In September we are going…

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