Forward on Climate Rally
MOVE YOUR FEET – LIFT YOUR VOICE
LARGEST CLIMATE RALLY EVER
Sunday, Feb. 17, noon in DC
- The largest climate demonstration in U.S. history is happening Sunday on the National Mall in D.C. Please join us. This is a big one -- not just numerically, but strategically.
President Obama said in his inaugural address, "We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."
His first big decision should be to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, but he also must take bold action to limit carbon pollution and move beyond coal and natural gas. At this rally, we must apply the pressure that will allow the president to show strong leadership on our climate crisis.
Parents & Kids want to Move Forward on Climate videos here and here.
Other Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to noon, in Annapolis, Lawyer’s Mall in front of the Maryland State House,100 State Circle. As Maryland lawmakers are about to take critical votes on Maryland offshore wind, join the rally to show our support for offshore wind. Info and signup here.
Earth Forum - Water for Tomorrow Series
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2- 4:30 p.m. Predicting Extreme Weather Events, featuring Dr. Wayne Higgins, NOAA who
will show stunning illustrations and highlight the recent successes the CPC has had in providing timely information to the public about extreme weather.
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. Free and open to all. Information at www.earthforumhc.org.
Save the Date! March 23
Beyond Fossil Fuels: Energy Solutions for You and Your Community
on March 23rd from 9am 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 explain how to make the switch to sustainable energy today for our homes, businesses, and institutions. You will be able to ask questions of our panel of experts after the presentations. For more information or to register: http://www.transitionhoco.org/committees/energy
Climate Change in the News
Climate Change & the Blizzard
Big profits for Big Oil
Gas prices were up in 2012 while Big Oil made billions in profits. Industry spend those billions lobbying to preserve tax breaks and repurchasing stock for shareholders instead of investing in technology or alternative enegy; http://thinkprogress.org/climate/issue/page/2/
Click on image above to watch film trailer
“White Water, Black Gold”
is a must see film which takes a sober look at the untold costs (to water, people, wildlife and the land) associated with developing tar sands oil. To watch the documentary, click here