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Friday, March 26, 2010

1.SPOONS COFFEE CAFE AND COFFEE ROASTING CO.

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Do a good deed: Drink a latte at an eatery that composts and recycles, produces zero waste and offsets its electricity by buying windpower credits.

24 E. Cross St., Baltimore. 410-539-6751

http://www.spoonscoffeecafe.com

2.CHARM CITY CIRCULATOR

Take an Earth-friendly ride around town aboard a free hybrid electric bus.

410-350-0456. http://www.charmcitycirculator.com

3.WATERWHEEL-POWERED TRASH INTERCEPTOR

The innovative device, which resembles the waterwheel mills that once crowded the city's rivers, uses centuries-old technology to keep the harbor clean.

Near 2610 Boston St., Baltimore. 443-413-5048.

http://clearwatermills.com 4.MILL VALLEY GARDEN AND FARMERS MARKET

The general store offers locally raised bison and organic veggies, among other sundries.

2800 Sisson St., Baltimore. 410-889-6842.

http://millvalleygeneralstore-cheryl.blogspot.com 5EARTH ALLEY

The green boutique supports recycling and global artisans. Sample items: Haitian oil drums transformed into wall art and old bike parts working double time as clocks.

3602 Elm Ave., Baltimore. 410-366-2110. http://www.earthalley.com

6WOODBERRY KITCHEN

Spike Gjerde, chef of the organic dining spot, scours markets in the Chesapeake region to create sustainable delicacies, such as rockfish and chips.

2010 Clipper Park Rd., Baltimore. 410-464-8000. http://www.woodberrykitchen.com

7CYLBURN ARBORETUM

The urban nature preserve honors the environment with birding walks, miles of woodland trails and diverse gardens, including the Small City Backyard Gardens.

4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. 410-367-2217. http://www.cylburnassociation.org; free.


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