News from the Climate Change Initiative of Howard County

Wind Power for Your Home

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on Climate Change

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and CCIHC!
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HERE about choosing wind power through your utility.

Check out the ClimateHoward blog by Elisabeth Hoffman by clicking above.
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Upcoming Circles

Discovering  A Sense of Place 
7 sessions
starting Tuesday, April 9
6:30 - 8 p.m. 
Howard County Conservancy

Introductory programs
Sense of Place:
Learning to Read
Our Landscapes

March 22-24

A lecture and hike series with acclaimed author and ecologist Tom Wessels

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Tell Maryland Legislators to Support Community Solar Bill Today!
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Interested in
solar energy?

Join the MD SUN 
solar conversation! 

Next Steering Committee

Monday, April 8
7 p.m.

at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy
 or call
if you plan to attend.


Next Advocacy

Wednesday, April 17
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Legislation info here.

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Upcoming Events

Beyond Fossil Fuels:
Energy Solutions for You and Your Community
Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to noon, at Howard Community College. Find out how you and your community can benefit from energy efficiency and clean energy sources, including solar, geothermal, wind and more. Hear local energy experts from environmental groups, government and the green business community. This event is free, but space is limited. Please fill out the form here to reserve a seat today. Sponsored by the Transition Howard County Energy Committee.


LLEI: Legacy Leadership Environmental Institute
Put It All Together!  Enroll by March 21
Thursdays, April 4 to May 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
University of Maryland Extension, Ellicott City
Are you trying to figure out what’s happening with our environment and what we can do about it? Enroll in this program to get the latest from NASA, NOAA, University of Maryland and Howard County experts on global climate change, the changing earth, sustainability and best practices in our stewardship of land and water. For more Information: or

DC Events 

Religious Call to Civil Disobedience
on Climate Change
Thursday, March 21, noon,  Lafayette Park in DC Engage in civil disobedience or stand with others who will be risking arrest. Details

DC Rising Tide event 
Thursday, March 21, 1 - 3 p.m., during the Tar Sands Blockade Week of Action to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Details.


Baltimore Events

Meet with Heather Mizeur
Sunday, March 24, 3 - 5 p.m.5506 Greenspring Ave.: Delegate Heather Mizeur has been in the forefront of getting protections from fracking for Marylanders, our land, water and air. She is considering a run for governor. This event is not a fundraiser. It's an opportunity to hear Mizeur's vision for the state. Details

Impact of Shale Gas on the Clean Energy Sectors 
Thursday, March  28 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.:  UMBC Tech Center panel discussion on how cheap shale gas is changing the economics of clean energy sources, including solar, wind, biofuel, waste-to-energy and others. Details.

Living Without Fossil Fuel
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse: Alexis Zeigler will discuss practical technologies and political strategies that will allow us to  take charge of our future.  Details


So Much More Online

Check our website frequently for information on conference calls and webinars that will keep you up-to-date on studies, national strategy and more.


Save the Date

April 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Green Communities: Get Up. Get Out. Get Green. is this year's theme. Interested in volunteering at CCIHC's Greenfest table? Email


Climate Change News

  • Four Democrats in Congress seek suggestions on a carbon tax, including how big it should be, how fast it should rise and what to do with the revenue.
  • U.S. solar market grows 76 percent in 2012
  • Wind generation has quadrupled since 2007, growing by more than 30 percent per year.
  • Joe Romm of ClimateProgress discusses the absurdity of President Obama's "all-of-the-above" energy policy
  • Global warming means bigger storm surges, study says



Info here
March 20 Lobbyists for Climate Action


Online Free Class 

Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations
May 2013, 10-week
Free online course. Info and sign up here.

Interesting talk by Allan Savory

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