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Tell Governor O'Malley to say no to LNG exports

ClimateHoward blog by Elisabeth Hoffman 
Upcoming Circles

Change by Degrees: Addressing the
Climate Challenge
Fall 2013

More info here
Book Discussion Circles

State of the World 2013:
“Is Sustainability Still Possible?”
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Group discussion held online
More info here
We need your help to protect communities living with fracking!
Urge President Obama and Gina McCarthy to reopen the fracking investigations

 Advocacy Committee 
 Wednesday, Oct. 23, 
7 p.m. 
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call

if you plan to attend.


Steering Committee
Monday, Nov. 11
7 p.m. 
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call

if you plan to attend.


Free Online Courses
Offered through

Global Warming: The Science of Climate Change
Oct. 2013 - 8 weeks

Energy, Environment
and Our Future

Jan. 2014 
Get Rich and Save the Earth…Or Else!
Learn about the past, present, and possible futures of human energy use. 

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Join us at these
local events

Howard County Green Home Tour
Oct. 5 & 6. Details here
Articles in Baltimore Sun here and here.

See what others in Howard County are doing to live the “green” life, including active and passive solar, aquaponic gardens, geothermal systems, electric/hybrid vehicles, rain gardens, eco-friendly landscaping and use of recycled materials. The tour is FREE.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
“Food for Today and Tomorrow: Exploring the intersection of food, climate change, and sustainability” is the theme for the fifth series of Earth Forums. First Presbyterian Church,  9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. Details here.

50+ Expo
Friday, Oct. 18, Wilde Lake H.S.
Visit us at our table or sign up to help. 

Climate Reality Presentation 
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Howard County Conservancy. Get details here


HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.


Maryland events 

Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance training
Training for those willing to risk arrest (or be support people) if President Obama approves the pipeline. Sign the pledge here. Sign up for training here. A Howard County training is planned Oct. 13. 

Nature Hike & Stop Coal Rally
Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 - 5 p.m.

Fort Smallwood Park, Pasadena
Hike and rally to view and learn about the nearby Herbert A. Wagner Coal Plant. Details here.

Raising Nurses' Voices on Fracking and Health
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hood College, Frederick
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is sponsoring this forum. Info and tickets here


DC Events

Health Impacts of Climate Change
Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. 
Busboys & Poets, 5th & K NW

Linda Marsa, in conversation with Bob Deans, will discuss her book, Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Harm Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves
Details here.

Money vs. People Rally
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.

Steps of the Supreme Court
Join the rally with the Sierra Club and others concerned about money in politics
Details here.
Check our website frequently
for additional local events.


Online Event

24 Hours of Climate Reality
The Cost of Carbon
Oct. 22 & 23 - Online
Details here and here.

Save the Date

Your Health and Our Changing Climate
Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon

Howard Community College
Speakers include Drs. Cindy Parker
and Steve Shapiro, 
authors of Climate Chaos: 
Your Health at Risk; What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family
Register here.
TOWN HALL on Cove Point
Fracking / Clean Energy
Tuesday, Dec. 3,  7 p.m.
East Columbia Library
One of 9 forums in Maryland Crossroads Tour
Details here and here.


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