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Save the Date
on switching to clean energy
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m
Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon or noon to 2 p.m
. Organizing for Action Climate Change will have a training Tuesday evening to prepare for a Saturday effort to show Howard County residents how to switch to a clean energy provider. Sign up here
for Saturday shifts.
An Explosion of Fracking and the TPP
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. (pizza at 6:30 p.m.) in Bethesda
If you missed the panel in Ellicott City on July 9, you have another opportunity to find out why you should be concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This nightmarish free-trade agreement being negotiated in secret would override environmental, health and safety laws and encourage/exacerbate fracking. Check out our web page
about this issue. The panel will discuss the TPP again. More Info.
Our Health and a Changing Climate
Saturday, November. 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
Free Coursera Course:
Protest the KXL
Monday, August 12, 8:30 a.m. to about noon
. Nonviolent protest concerning the State Department's sham KXL pipeline evaluation. Action initiated by CREDO, Rain Forest Action Network and The Other 98% . Sign up here
. To carpool, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop on fracking risks
Thursday, Aug. 15, and Friday, Aug 16
The National Academy of Sciences is sponsoring this workshop
. Free registration for in person
or webcast sessions.
National Academy of Sciences,
500 5th Street NW, KECK 100, 20001.
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for additional local events.
Maryland Fracking News
Compressor station: Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community (MCRC) is raising money to appeal FERC approval for a compressor station in their town for fracked natural gas. The appeal was filed on July 15. To contribute to the legal fund, see www.mcrcmd.org/ Like MCRC on Facebook
Climate Change News
Walk for our Grandchildren
Harper's Ferry to DC
The Walk for our Grandchildren campaign
was part of 350.org's Summer Heat.
Check out the blog
with videos & photos
of this wonderful event
Congratulations to CCIHC walkers
Read articles about CCIHC walkers here & here.
for participating in the walk:
Liz Feighner (36 miles), Elisabeth Hoffman (48 miles) and Lore Rosenthal (62 miles)
Read ClimateHoward blog about the walk here
More News here
Free Online Courses
Climate Change - Aug. 12 to Oct. 14.This course develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the social, political, economic and scientific perspectives on climate change. Info and register
Energy, the Environment and Our Future - Sept. 16 - Nov. 4. Get Rich and Save the Earth…Or Else! Learn about the past, present, and possible futures of human energy use. Info and register