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New Discussion Circle

Seeing Systems:
Peace, Justice and Sustainability

Five-Session Discussion Group
(condensed from seven sessions)

Introductory Evening Nov. 4
Wednesdays - 7 to 9 p.m. 
Nov. 11 through Dec. 16
   Kittamaqundi Community Church
 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia
This circle connects the dots between three of society’s most pressing challenges and helps participants find pathways for powerful change in our everyday lives. 
For more information: click here or contact
 "Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society."
-- Pope Francis in his Encyclical

Healthy Eating Fest
Saturday, Nov. 7
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Howard Community College
View flier
Spend the day listening to speakers, exploring exhibits,
enjoying food samples, and participating in discussion
groups. Choosing healthy, more sustainable and delicious foods is easy.  
More details here.

Sponsored by
Transition Howard County, HoCo Climate Change,
Howard County Community College
This Changes Everything

  Two FREE film screenings
 in Howard County

Monday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
10755 Scaggsville Road, Laurel
RSVP here

Tuesday, Nov. 10,  2 p.m.
Howard Community College
RSVP here

The film,based on Naomi Klein's book, presents powerful portraits of communities on the front lines and shows we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. 
View trailer

Save our
Renewable Energy Act 

without fracking Maryland
Slash Greenhouse Gas Pollution:
Energy, Health & Climate Town Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 17
 7 - 9 p.m.
East Columbia Library
Register here
                                         Flier here
Learn about clean renewable energy, climate change,
its impact on health and what this all means for Marylanders.  Del. Clarence Lam and Mike Tidwell, director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, will explain what the state is doing to help address climate change and expand Maryland’s clean energy economy. Learn what you can do to get clean, renewable energy for your home or
business and the importance of acting on climate in Maryland.

In the region

Columbia Solar Info Session

Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. 
Slayton House, Columbia

Neighbors in Columbia are getting a discount by going solar as a group. Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, homeowners will save 25 percent off the cost of a solar system. RSVP here. Please indicate HoCo Climate Change as referral organization.

Wind Power through Group Power


The Power of Buying in Bulk

Through a group-negotiated offer with WGL Energyyou can switch to 100 percent wind power -- for your home, apartment or business -- at the lowest price available. Groundswell is a nonprofit that has empowered more than 4,000 families and organizations to support wind energy
Please indicate HoCo Climate Change as referral.
Switch by Dec. 5
Important Renewal Information
 If you signed up with Groundswell previously and your WGL contract is up for renewal, please visit Groundswell's WGL Energy Renewals page.

Advocacy Team
Monday, Nov. 30
7 p.m. at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Steering Committee
Monday, Dec. 15
7 p.m. at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Circle Committee
if you plan to attend. Power Through Paris Workshop  
with Greenbelt Climate Action Network
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Greenbelt
Learn how movements build momentum and about 350’s “Power Through Paris” campaign — including how we’re making plans now to escalate after the Paris climate talks. Register here.
Nov. 14 -18 
People around the world are rising against the corporate trade agenda. Now it is our turn. Head for Washington to oppose the corporate-power-grabbing-climate-wrecking Trans Pacific Partnership. Let's call for an international agreement that puts people and the planet first and that is negotiated in a transparent and democratic way. 

Sign the petition
to stop the building of the incinerator in Curtis Bay with an expired permit, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. Call upon the Maryland Department of the Environment to enforce the law

The Fight For CJ's Law
The film showcases the plight of oil and gas workers and their horrific working conditions.
Screening Guide
America’s Energy Agenda: What's Next? hosted by Politico

Panelists include
~Lena Moffitt, Dirty Fuels Campaign Director, Sierra Club
~Jane Kleeb, Founder, Bold Nebraska
Compelling Video 

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