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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. Register here.
Nov. 17, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Food Today and Tomorrow:
Connecting Cows, Carbon, and Carrots:
Making Sense of Our Food Future
Featuring Dr. John Milner, director, Human Nutrition Center, U.S. Dept of Agriculture
First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. Details here
TOWN HALL on Cove Point
Fracking / Clean Energy
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
East Columbia Library
Hear how a proposed LNG export plant in Calvert County would create the wrong energy future for our state and country -- and what we actions we can take to stop it. This is the final forum in the nine-city Maryland Crossroads Tour. Read Mike Tidwell's op-ed here
. Tour details here and here.
Listen to WAMU program about Cove Point and vote.
HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.
BGE rate increase hearings
Thursday, Nov. 7, starting at 7 p.m
George Howard Building, Ellicott City
The Public Service Commission is holding hearings on BGE's request for a rate increase. The PSC will take comments - Info here
EPA listening session and rally on carbon limits for power plants
Thursday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Press event/rally at 11:30 a.m.
Listening session - EPA Headquarters. Sign up here
Press event/rally - National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC (map
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The Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment offers classes on Earth systems, sustainability and environmental stewardship. Thursdays from Feb. 6 to March 27, 2014. Info here.
Call for Climate Grandparents
Two grandparents who helped organized the Walk for Our Grandchildren will be on a conference call Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m. Register here.
Effective Use of Social Media:
What You Need to Know
Tuesday, Nov 19, 12 - 1 p.m.
Savvy social media gets laws passed
Thursday, Nov. 21, 10 - 11 a.m.
Learn how to use Facebook and Twitter to influence Maryland legislators in the coming General Assembly session. Register here.
Climate Change News
Naomi Klein writes that scientists, knowing our climate peril, see resistance movements as the only hope.
Air pollution causes cancer, the World Heath Organization says.
President Obama, acknowledging the dramatic climate shifts ahead, issues order to help states prepare for droughts, floods and extreme storms. Info here, here and here.
And the heat goes on, with September tied for warmest September on record and Arctic summer temperatures the warmest in 120,000 years.
UN says emissions must be cut "significantly" by 2020 to keep warming below 2 degrees C.
Twice-monthly, Wednesdays at noon - Info here
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