News from the Climate Change Initiative of Howard County

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New Posts
Upcoming Circles

Book Discussion Circles

State of the World 2013:
“Is Sustainability Still Possible?”
Starting May 19

Group discussion held online
More info here
The Moneyless Manifesto
Starting June 11th
at 7p.m. in Ellicott City

More info here
Congratulations to Transition Howard County for the Community Earth Care Innovation Award and Betsy Singer for the Community Civic Leader for Earth Care Award

Sign the Petition Here!

Next Advocacy 

Monday, June 10
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Legislation info here.

Next Steering Committee

Thursday, June 6
7 p.m.

at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy
 or call
if you plan to attend.
Keystone XL: Down the Line
A Journey Along the Controversial Pipeline and Into America's Energy Frontier
E Book now available

Click above to check out petitions on our website!


Info here

Online Free Class 
Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations
May 2013, 10-week
Free online course.
Info and sign up here.

Act Now!!

Take Action on Climate Change
Support CLEAN AIR 
Learn more HERE about choosing wind power
through your utility 


Local Events
Green Homes Now

Do you live in Howard County? Does your home have “green” features such as geothermal, solar and/or eco-friendly landscaping? Sign up to be on the 2nd Annual Howard County Green Homes Now Tour and share your “green” knowledge with others. This tour is in conjunction with
 Maryland Tour of Solar and Green Homes 
on Oct. 5 and 6. 

The 2013 Green Homes Now Tour details here.  The registration deadline is May 31!

Organizing for Action Howard County
Climate Change Meeting
Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
Central Library

Liz Feighner plans to present the
Extreme Energy Legacy video.  Details

Maryland Events

CCIHC members are planning to attend many of the events below. Email us at to join Howard County carpools. 

Community Solar Legislation Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 21 at 1 p.m.
University Park

 Info here.

“How Serious Is Global Warming in 2013?”
Talk by Wilfred Candler, Ph.D 
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

More here.

March Against Fracking at National Harbor
Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Rally to tell Democratic governors
to keep fracking out of our communities!

Public Hearing: Baltimore Coal Export Terminal
Tuesday, June 4, 6 p.m. in Baltimore
We need to pack the room and demand a stronger permit.  Info here


DC Events

 Stop the Frack Attack People's Forum in DC  
May 21-23
Head for DC to tell your oil and gas impact story, lobby your representatives to close federal loopholes in our major environmental laws, and make sure that politicians know that fossil fuel extraction is part of the problem, not the solution. Details here.
Beyond Natural Gas Campaign for Sierra Club:
An Overview of Human and Health Impacts
Thursday, May 23, 3 - 4 p.m. in DC

Info here.

 Citizens Climate Lobby 2013 Conference    
June 23-25 in DC  Details
Save the Date

Walk for our Grandchildren
Camp David to DC

July 19 - 28 Details
The Walk for our Grandchildren
is part of's Summer Heat campaign.
It will end with a rally at the White House July 29. Details
Check our website frequently for additional local events.


Climate Change News

The level of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere reached 400 ppm. Coverage here, here, and here 

Climate change is forcing fish migration to cooler waters. here and here

Renewable Energy Wins in North Carolina Thanks to Key Republicans. Read more here. 

The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided.

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