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New Discussion Circle

Change Is Our Choice:
Creating Climate Solutions

Wednesdays, 7 - 9 p.m.
Sept. 2 - Oct. 7
Introductory Evening
Wednesday, Sept. 2

Oliver's Carriage House (Kittamaqundi Church) Columbia
This five-session discussion course addressing climate change and its moral implications will help you take action to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of our changing climate. Presented in an interactive ebook, this new discussion course uses video, audio and printed content and includes action plans. For more information and to sign up, contact HoCo Climate Change Circle Committee.

Speak Up for Action
on Climate Change

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Commission on Climate Change held public meetings to present Maryland’s progress on the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, our state's road map for reducing carbon pollution that causes climate change. MDE and the commission will take comments about the future of this law, which expires in 2016. Let's make sure the plan is renewed and strengthened during the next legislative session. 
Send your comments by Aug. 31
Tips for crafting your comments
are here and here
A summary of the existing plan is here
Let the commission and MDE know that fracking for shale gas is not the solution and comes with a host of health and environmental hazards.


Save these dates

HoCo Climate Change Lobby Training 
Crash course will get you ready for the 2016 General Assembly session
Refreshments served
Saturday, Sept. 19 
10:15 p.m. - noon
 Miller Library

Save our Renewable Energy Act
(without fracking Maryland)

Slash Greenhouse Gas Pollution:
Get the Facts for Action

Tuesday, Nov. 17
7 - 9 p.m.
East Columbia Library

Stop fracked gas exports from Maryland

We can't let Dominion start liquefying and exporting fracked gas. Construction has begun, but we can stop this monstrosity that will bring chaos to local communities and to the planet's climate system. Please donate to We Are Cove Point to support powerful actions designed to end this project. Don't wait until it's too late. No amount is too small (or too large).

Steering Committee
Monday, Aug. 24
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Circle Committee
Friday, Aug. 28
10 a.m.
at Florence's house.
Email Circle Committee
if you plan to attend.

Advocacy Team
Monday, Sept. 21
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

People and Planet First
Saturday, Sept. 19
1:30 - 9 p.m.
University of Baltimore
  During afternoon workshops and an evening dialogue, help chart a course for Maryland that benefits our planet, workers and democracy.
Moral March
Thursday, Sept. 24 
Washington, DC

Details here and here.
Beyond Extreme Energy's Fast
at FERC for
No New Permits here.

Tell the Bureau of Land Management not to frack on our public lands. Comments due Aug. 23

Tell the DC Public Service Commission to reject the Exelon-Pepco merger

Call 1-888-407-1644 to tell President Obama to say #ShellNo to Shell's Arctic drilling plan.
Sign petition 

ClimateHoward blog
by Elisabeth Hoffman 

~cove point defenders 
~fracking snakeoil
~the fracking rebellion

Climate Change News 

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