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Maryland Fracking Update
on fracking: Maryland is accepting comments on proposed best management practices (BMPs) for fracking in our state. The BMPs are here
. Our blog outlines weaknesses of BMPs here
. Submit comments by Sept. 10. Comment ideas here. Email comments to Marcellus.Advisory@maryland.gov or send these comments.
If you take vacations in Garrett or Allegany counties, be sure to take survey
that is part of state's economic study (and see here
for key to trick question).
Friday, Sept. 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
UU Congregation of Rockville
& Monday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
New Deal Café, Greenbelt
is about Tim DeChristopher, who was jailed for 2 years for civil disobedience that derailed a federal oil and gas land sale. Rockville info here
; Greenbelt info here
Save the Date
Draw the Line: Stop Keystone XL
Saturday, Sept. 21
- local events TBD
Sponsored by 350.org - check here
Howard County Green Home Tour
Oct. 5 & 6. Get the details here.
Climate Reality Presentation
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m
.- Howard County Conservancy. Get details here.
Email for presentations in September - HoCoClimateChange@gmail.com
Your Health and Our Changing Climate
Saturday, Nov. 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:
Bill McKibben will talk about his new book
"Oil and Honey:
The Education of an Unlikely Activist."
Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW. Info here.
Green Festival 2013
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. &
Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DC Convention Center www.greenfestivals.org/wdc
Check our website frequently
for additional local events.
Shale Gas Outrage
While the gas industry meets, we'll be protesting, donating water to affected communities and attending a conference.
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