This is the big one. The march to change everything. Be there. Urge others to attend.
Join the Howard County bus to the People's Climate March in New York City, Sunday, Sept 21. The largest march ever for climate action comes days before the U.N. climate talks. Let world leaders know how urgently the public is calling for solutions to climate disruption. We will show by our numbers that we want to move quickly from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy. Sign up for the bus from Columbia or one of the other eight Maryland Sierra Club buses, leaving early morning and returning that evening. The cost? A mere $20. Sign up here:
Support HoCo's climate advocate Dan Helfrich, who will bike from NYC to DC to raise the climate alarms. He'll be at the march, too.
Future of Solar and Wind
Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
Oakland Manor, Columbia
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a free forum, "Can the US Boom in Solar and Wind Energy Get Us a Renewable Energy Future?" The event will be held at Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road.
Speakers are Joanna Diamond of Environment Maryland, Tommy Landers of CCAN, Richard Deutschmann of Ameresco, Vanessa Deutschmann of SolarCity, and Jeremy Scharfenberg, Columbia Association energy manager. Transition Howard County and several other local organizations are co-sponsoring this event. More information here.
Sunday, Sept. 14
11:30 a.m. Columbia
6:30 p.m. Laurel
Join us to watch a powerful movie about climate chaos and the need for mass action, showing in Columbia at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center and in Laurel at Emmanuel UMC. Free movie screening and discussion about what we can all do to fight climate change. The 53-minute movie is a preview for the People's Climate March in NYC and future climate action in Howard County and Maryland. We'll have information about the low-cost round-trip bus from Columbia to the People's Climate March, and more. Watch trailer and RSVP here:
All eyes on FERC
FERC, we're watching you. We want the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop rubber-stamping fracked-gas pipelines and export facilities. Participate in a thunderclap or phone-call blitz on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Details here.
Climate change on the brain
George Marshall will talk about his book, Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Silver Spring. Free. Details here.