Highlights Announced for GreenLab@LightCity Presented by BGE


— The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces schedule highlights for GreenLab@LightCity presented by BGE, one of the six Labs@LightCity innovation conferences bringing together local and national innovators and thought leaders across six key industries during Light City 2017. Presented by BGE, GreenLab encourages citizens to join the conversation about how we think about energy, ecology and economics while providing a glimpse into innovations that provide a more sustainable path to the future.

GreenLab@LightCity takes place at the Columbus Center at 701 E. Pratt Street on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The complete schedule for GreenLab can be found on http://lightcity.org/labs-at- light-city/green- lab/.

Topics explored at GreenLab include “How Does Your Garden Grow? Encouraging conservation in urban communities,” a panel by The National Aquarium featuring Curtis Bennett, National Aquarium, Genevieve LaRouche, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Holly Shields, National Wildlife Federation. U.S. Forest Service Team Leader Dr. Morgan Grove and Vice President of Humanim Jeff Carroll educate the audience on how The Baltimore Wood Project is improving environmental, economic, and social outcomes in the city and Abell Foundation Vice President Lynn Heller speaks on “Our Clean Energy Future: Climate Change, Poverty, and Eliminating the Energy Divide.”

After the day’s interactive sessions, GreenLab hosts a StartUp Soiree as the Light City Twilight event. Startup Soiree is a monthly meetup focused on creating meaningful conversations among entrepreneurs and leaders within the local startup community. GreenLab’s Startup Soiree will feature 3-4 startups in the Baltimore area that are creating products with sustainable initiatives.

About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events agency, and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

About BGE:

BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.