Environment and Sustainability

On Saturday, June 18th, the Baltimore Free Farm and the Baltimore Free Store will partner for the first time in order to host a Free Market at the Free Farm’s warehouse in Hampden. The Free Market, a long-held Free Store tradition, is a market in which donated and salvaged goods are redistributed to the public completely free of charge. While the Free Store and Free Farm will be donating some goods, the majority of items will be donated on-site by community members.

On April 8, twenty-six  activists (including myself) from across the nation, organized under the banner of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, emerged from Washington DC's metro onto Pentagon property and called for an end to both the human and environmental destruction caused by the United States military.


Hello World! This is the very first segment of our new Baltimore-centric (although not exclusive) headline-news-round-up called Sounds of Independent News. We are committed to posting snippets of independent news to help equip and inform local social justice activists and organizations. We are committed to posting regular segments and updates. We solicit your important news and announcements, as well as any suggestions and ideas. Email us at: indypendentreader@gmail.com

A three-hour hearing on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011, put a partial end to the six-month controversy brewing over the Mt. Vernon Place Conservancy's Plan to "renovate" Mt. Vernon Place Park.  The conservancy's 18.5-million-dollar plan has drawn public outcry, not only for its colossal budget, but also for the method it calls for to "restore" the parks.

Stephen Roblin from the Indypendent Reader interviews Maria Allwine, 2010 Gubernatorial candidate of the Green Party.

Roblin: How did you and other Green Party Candidates perform in the last election?

Is Natural Gas Drilling Truly a Clean Alternative?
Today the environmental non-profit, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CFB) released it’s annual report titled “State of the Bay 2010” which highlights the health and quality of the water of the Chesapeake Bay and it’s extensive watershed that stretches into several mid-Atlantic states. One central focus of the report was the potential environmental risks and hazards of the recent boom of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Formation (MSF), done through a process called Hydraulic-Fracturing.


“Climate change should always be looked at as a justice issue,” said RAN’s Joshua Kahn Russell.


Originally posted in the November 2009 issue of the NY Indypendent


"Organic Gardening Meets Green Energy"
Photo By: John Ellis

As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial - Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan

Jensen, Derrick and McMillan, Stephanie, As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial. Seven Stories Press; illustrated edition (November 19, 2007), Pp. xi + 224. ISBN-10 1583227776; www.derrickjensen.org

Reviewed by Eric Imhof


The World According to Vegans and the Future World According to Vegans


A political cartoon by C. Gittens for the Indypendent Reader


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