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Local Events

Coffee & Conversation
with HoCo Climate Change

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. - noon  
Can we talk? Let's discuss ways we can be most effective in promoting renewable energy, opposing fracking and much more. We will review material from the Maryland Climate Communication Consortium and discuss which themes, memes, and talking points are most effective in person and online. Please join us for this lively conversation. Coffee and snacks provided. Space in private home is limited. RSVP required: Email Betsy Singer.  

Maryland & DC Events
Build an Inclusive Climate Movement
to Create Community Power
Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10
University of the District of Columbia
Climate change is the greatest threat to human civilization. People Demanding Action is organizing this event to help build an inclusive and powerful national movement for climate, social, economic and democratic justice. A reception is planned Friday evening, and the conference is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning. Speakers include Bill McKibbon (via Skype) and Les Brown. FREE to climate activists. Details here. Register required here.

Wind Power through Group Power


Join HoCo Climate Change, Groundswell and
more than 1,500 residents
switch your home or apartment to 100% wind power.

Through a group-negotiated offer with WGL Energy, you can support 100 percent wind power at the most affordable price available on the market.
Please indicate HoCo Climate Change as referral.

Important Renewal Information
The Groundswell negotiated rates with WGL
are for new customers. If you signed up with Groundswell last year and your contract is up for renewal, you must call WGL Energy at 1-844-427-5945 to obtain the Groundswell negotiated rates.
If you have trouble receiving these rates, contact Groundswell at
or 202-753-9672.

Click here for negotiated rates and to sign up

This offer is available until May 22 
Check out this interactive page to see how much fossil fuel has been extracted since you were born.
ClimateHoward blog
by Elisabeth Hoffman 

~cove point defenders 
~fracking snakeoil
~the fracking rebellion

Ban Fracking on Public Land

Tell your representative, by phone or email, to oppose fast track
of secret trade deals.  
See which organizations
oppose the TPP
and fast track.
Essay about all that's wrong with the TPP.

Advocacy Team
Monday, May 18
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Steering Committee
Monday, June 1
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Circle Committee
Friday, June 5
10 a.m.

at Charlie's house.
Email Charlie
if you plan to attend.


Free Online Courses

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Save the Date

From May 21-29, Beyond Extreme Energy is heading back to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission building on First Street in Washington. FERC says its mission is to provide safe, efficient, sustainable energy for the country. It is failing on all counts. Instead, communities around the nation are fighting compressor stations, pipelines and export facilities. Don't miss out on this chance to work with people around the country trying to get beyond extreme energy. Come for a day or every day. Sign up here.
In Solidarity
Walk from Solomons to Cove Point
Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Meet at Solomon’s on the boardwalk at 9 a.m. Walk 6 miles to Cove Point.  Picnic at Cove Point Park at 1 p.m. Co-hosts include: Calvert Citizens for a Healthy CommunityWe Are Cove Point,  Sierra Club 
Flier here. Register here.

Citizens Climate Lobby
 May 11, 7 p.m.
 Wegman’s in Columbia 
Contact / Facebook
 CCL training for Howard County Chapter
(Meeting features training in lobbying for a carbon tax & dividend)
 Sunday, May 24, 2 - 5 p.m.
 Ellicott City (private home); dinner follows 
Contact Sabrina at 410-418-8694 or

Climate Change News

Home Energy Audit

Lower your utility bills and carbon footprint ...
and support HoCo Climate Change
Get a Home Performance energy audit with greeNEWit, a local Howard County company, for $100 (a $400 value) and HoCo Climate Change can receive a $40 referral fee. (Please be sure to list us as the referring group.)
For more information, please visit greeNEWit and schedule a FREE consultation
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