Baltimore daily roundup: Mayoral candidates talk tech and biz; a guide to greentech vocabulary; a Dutch delegation’s visit

Plus, wishing Mr. Trash Wheel a Happy (belated) Birthday.

Mayor Brandon Scott at State of Downtown Baltimore event. (Courtesy Downtown Partnership of Baltimore)

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Terms to help you talk tech and the environment

In honor of Earth Day today,’s senior reporter Holly Quinn provided a helpful glossary of terms related to green technology and sustainability. With the global green tech market projected to reach nearly $75 billion by 2030, understanding these terms is increasingly important. The glossary includes definitions for key concepts like biomass, photovoltaics and carbon capture, all aimed at aiding discussions about our changing environment.

➡️ Learn which green tech words you should brush up on for Earth Day.

What our candidates think about tech and business

Democratic mayoral and City Council president hopefuls fielded questions from the community at a recent forum hosted by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. I attended the convening, where four mayoral candidates addressed issues such as green spaces, recycling, support for small businesses, workforce development and Baltimore’s potential as a tech hub.

➡️ Learn what they had to say at last week’s forum in my new report.

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Are you curious about the impact Mr.Trash Wheel has had over the last ten years? We were, too. [Baltimore Banner]

• The Dunbar College and Career Readiness program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School celebrated Kaden Johnson’s achievement of passing his EMT final exam, marking the first pass in seven years. His parents are Tyron and April Harper from Harp Vision. Congrats! [Dunbar High School]

• The first Earth Day grew out of the uproar over a California oil spill. Learn more about how that event raised public consciousness about environmental issue and laid the groundwork for our current safeguards. [National Geographic]

• A few weeks back, Baltimore hosted a delegation from The Hague, the Netherlands’ seat of government that’s near Baltimore’s sister city of Rotterdam. The visit aimed to put impactful programs in Baltimore before the delegation. [Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee]

• The Black Baltimore Renaissance kicked off its cleanup initiative this weekend. The group curated the Baltimore by Baltimore festival for the Waterfront Partnerships last year. That series is set to return this summer. [Instagram/Waterfront Partnership]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Mayor Brandon Scott’s Spring Community Cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 27. [Details here]

• Baltimore Neighborhood Economics Lab is happening on May 30 at Coppin State University. [Details here]

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