A statewide coalition of environmental, health, civic and social justice organizations delivered more than 40,000 comments to the Public Service Commission saying Cove Point is not in the best interest of Marylanders. Thank you for sending your comments.
Wind Power at Risk
Ask Governor O'Malley to veto HB 1168
In the last hours of the session, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 1168, which imposes an arbitrary 15-month moratorium on land-based utility-scale wind power near Patuxent River Naval Air Station in southern Maryland. The Navy and the Great Bay Wind Energy Center are negotiating about this project, and there's no reason to believe an agreement can't be worked out. Article here
. Please urge Governor O'Malley to veto this bill.
Wind Power for Your Home
Learn how to lower your carbon footprint
Monday, April 14, 7 - 8 p.m.
Workshop - Emmanuel UMC, Laurel
Groundswell, a local nonprofit, is forming a group of people interested in clean, affordable energy. Join the group by April 16 and l
et Groundswell research, negotiate and vet the energy suppliers on your behalf to get the best rates for your home. Take advantage of group rates and pricing. Read more about your options. No obligation to join. You decide whether to enroll once the rates are announced. Please
indicate HoCo Climate Change
'Years of Living Dangerously'
Watch the first episode on YouTube.
Journalists, scientists and Hollywood stars (Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon and others) illustrate and document climate change around the globe. Democracy Now discusses the film here
. The nine-part Showtime series starts Sunday. Organizing for Action plans a showing Tuesday, May 6, 7- 9 p.m. Details here.
Tuesday, April 22, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Environmental advocacy discussion
with Josh Feldmark,
Howard County Office of Environmental Sustainability
Kittleman Room, Duncan Hall (DH100),
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
Sunday, April 27, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Luncheon at 2 p.m. - Program at 3 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Week and the fifth anniversary of the Earth Forum. The forum this month includes a fresh luncheon filled with springtime flavors and prepared and served by Howard County Chef Paul. The cost is $10 in advance; $11 at the door. Details here
People's Health Forum
Monday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
St. John Baptist Church, 9055 Tamar Dr., Columbia
Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland
is sponsoring this forum. A panel will discuss our expensive, tiered, market-based system. Please attend and raise questions about the effect on our healthcare system of health problems from climate change and fracking. Candidates for state office will also discuss their views. Info: 240-478-8193 or email
Primary Candidate Forums
The League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold forums for the 2014 Primary Election. Listen for candidates' positions on climate change, renewable energy, fracking, green transportation.
Board of Education
April 30, 7- 10 p.m.
Howard County Board of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Ellicott City 21043
State Legislative Races
May 12, 5 - 9:30 p.m.
Howard Community College, Smith Theatre
Maryland & DC Events
Fast Track Town Hall
Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., UMD - College Park
Learn more about the Trans Pacific Partnership and what you can do to stop the fast tracking of this industry power grab. Register here
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m., Reject and Protect in DC
We will join the Cowboy Indian Alliance of ranchers, farmers, tribal communities and their friends for a final push against the Keystone XL pipeline. Details here
. Email to join our carpool: HoCoClimateChange@gmail.com
HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.
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