News from the Climate Change Initiative of Howard County

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Upcoming Circles

Powering a
Bright Future

Sunday, March 17 & 24
5:45 - 7 p.m.
Contact Liz Feighner

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

Introductory programs
March 22-24
with ecologist Tom Wessels

lecture and hikes. 

Click Here for Details

Next Advocacy

Monday, March 11
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Legislation info  here.

Next Steering Committee

Tuesday, April 8
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Interested in
solar energy?

Join the MD SUN 
solar conversation! 
Click above to check out petitions on our website!

Offshore Wind Passes 
in Maryland!

Details here

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Upcoming Events

Fracking Moratorium Rally 
We need YOU!
Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Annapolis, Lawyer's Mall. Fracking moratorium bills didn't pass this year, so we need to show our resolve to fight the influence of the natural gas industry. Marylanders from across the state will meet for a huge rally to demand protections against fracking. A big crowd will show that we want more studies, not a rush to drill. Speaking will be Lois Gibbs, the Love Canal heroine of the 70's.  RSVP for the rally here. To carpool from Columbia, email
Earth Forum: Water for Tomorrow Series
Sunday, March 17, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (7th District) will discuss legislation affecting water, renewable energy, transportation and other environmental topics. Please click here for more info and to register for the free event (strongly recommended). First Presbyterian Church of Howard County.

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 Now!
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? Join us for this phenomenal opportunity to get the latest from NASA, NOAA, University of Maryland and Howard County experts who explain global climate change, the changing earth, sustainability and best practices in our stewardship of land and water. For more Information: or

Save the Date
April 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Climate Change News

  • State Dept. report calls Keystone pipeline 'environmentally sound' and outrages environmentalists  When President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry appear  in public, we need to let them know that we won’t accept this pipeline or the damage it will do to our climate. If you want to be on call to respond quickly when either Kerry or the president visits near you, sign up with here.
  • More evidence of spike in global temperatures
  • The Climate Reality Project launches "Reality Drop"
  • Paper mills burning ‘black liquor’ qualify for renewable fuel credits


DC events
From Protest to Policy Change 
Spring Lobby Weekend 2013
Sunday - Tuesday, March 16 - 19
  - Putting Climate Change on the Agenda on Capitol Hill in DC.  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.



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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