Support a Fracking Moratorium in MD
If we want a moratorium on fracking, we must show up in Annapolis
. A big crowd will show that we want more studies, not a rush to drilling. We will show that we want safeguards for our water, land, air and climate. We will have carpools to these events:
Tuesday, Feb. 26: A press conference at Lawyer’s Mall is planned at 11:30 a.m., followed by hearings before the state Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs (EHEA) Committee at 1 p.m. Info here.
Friday, March 8: Hearings at 1 p.m. before the state House Environmental Matters Committee (Howard County Delegate James Malone is vice chair and Liz Bobo is a member). More info here.
Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m. – noon: If you can go to only one event to stop fracking, THIS IS IT! Marylanders from across the state will meet at Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis for a huge rally to demand protections against fracking. We must speak louder than the natural gas industry’s money. RSVP here.
Earth Forum: Water for Tomorrow Series
Sunday, Mar. 17, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (7th District)
Beyond Fossil Fuels:
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.
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
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: www.HowardLLIE.com
Carpooling to Nearby Events
Wednesday, Mar. 6 noon, Brenda Ekwurzel,
Green Building Instititute Networking
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 - 8 p.m.,
Electric Cars and Charging Stations, $10 - Bertucci's in Columbia. RSVP here
by Mar. 3rd .
"The New Rachel Carson"
Wednesday, March 6, 4 p.m., UMBC
, Sandra Steingraber, ecologist and author, will deliver a talk on “The Fracking of Rachel Carson: Silent Spring in an Age of Environmental Crisis”
. Steingraber is a leader in the anti-fracking movement in New York and the Sierra Club has called her "the new Rachel Carson." Speaker and event info here
Saturday, Mar. 2, 1 p.m., Dr. Amanda Staudt,
Teleconferences - Info here
a NWF climate scientist on the National Climate Assessment Report
climate scientist, the Union of Concerned Scientists on "After Sandy, What Next?"
Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations
Climate Change News
Largest Climate Rally & March in US History!
Click HERE to check out media coverage of Forward on Climate, the largest climate rally ever, fracking update, new Sanders/Boxer Climate Protection Bill in Senate and more.
May 2013, 10-week
Free online course. Info and sign up here.