Cities of Love.
Coastlines of Legacy.

The Central Atlantic region spans time and place in the history of humanity, the USA, and is an indicator of future climate impact. For OUT for Sustainability, the region is inclusive of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We facilitate service projects, advocate for greener pride events, host salon discussions, and take on local initiatives that meet real needs.

To get involved, contact or submit your interest in volunteering.

Current Activity

Join the conversation on our Central Atlantic Region Slack Channel.

This is a new forum for OUT for Sustainability, intended to foster idea sharing and connections across the organization. Any activity must adhere to our value of respect for all identities, including diversity of ability, age, class, gender, orientation, and race/ethnicity.

First Monday conversations will be starting up in January!

RSVP to to join the Region’s Hangouts chat on the first Monday of every month.

Central Atlantic Cultivators

  • Joe Toolan
    Joe ToolanCentral Atlantic Region Cultivator

    Joined 2019

    Annapolis, Maryland

    Pronouns: He/Him

    My name is Joe Toolan and I am an adoptee from Guatemala; I grew up in Pasadena, Maryland. While I have never met my birth family, I consider myself to be a Guatemalan American. I joined the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Trust (Trust) in January 2019. My work with the Trust focuses on increasing stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay through K-12 Environmental Education, Community Engagement, and Restoration work. I manage a community tree planting grant program and co-lead the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. I received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Maryland, College Park in Geographical Sciences with a concentration in Environment Systems and Natural Resource Management. In my free time, I love to write, sing music (off-key), play with my four-legged friend Scarlett, and spend time out on the water. I am proud of the intersectionality of my identities as a queer person of color in the environmental community, and I am highly motivated and inspired by efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within the environmental movement, in particular efforts to mitigate climate change.