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Film Screenings of Dear President Obama

Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
Johns Hopkins University, Hodson Hall Room 110
Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. - 8:55 p.m.
UMD, Stamp Student Union, Room 1206
Across the United States, people suffer the harmful consequences of fracking for oil and gas, including health threats and false promise of prosperity. Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now presents their grievances as a united front, bolstered by testimonies from scientists, economists, geologists, and whistle-blowers, in an effort to convince our current president and those who follow to join the nation’s growing anti-fracking majority. 



Free Baltimore showing Josh Fox's new film 
Wednesday, March 23.
 Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m.
Q&A with Josh Fox follows

 
The director of Gasland will show his new film How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St. Baltimore. Sponsored by CCAN and other groups. Info here.
 


Enough, Too Much and Not Enough
Sunday, March 20,  2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
 
Environmental activist Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Rebecca Rehr of Maryland Environmental Health Network will discuss consumers' role in climate change, as well as the effects of living with too much pollution and too few resources. Details HERE.


Victories to celebrate
 
GHG reduction bill passes
The Maryland legislature passed the bill (SB 323/HB 610) to extend and strengthen our state's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Act. The bill needs Governor Hogan's signature to become law and set as our new goal a 40 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.  

Maryland Climate Legislation 
A summary of climate legislation for 2016.

State revokes
incinerator permit
The power of community organizing was clear this week when the Maryland Department of the Environment yanked the permit for Energy Answers' proposed trash-burning incinerator near Curtis Bay. The #FreeYourVoice students have a clear vision for a vibrant and safe community. More coverage here and here
 
 

Advocacy Team
Wednesday, March 30
7 p.m. at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
410-730-7740
if you plan to attend. 
 
Steering Committee
Monday, April 18
7 p.m. 
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
410-730-7740
if you plan to attend.
 
Circle Committee
TBD
if you plan to attend.
 

Discussion Circles
Spring 2016
Wednesday evenings

Kittamaqundi Church, Columbia

Be part of a discussion circle starting the spring. Possible circle topics are here. Let us know which circle topic interests you. For more information and to signup, email us at Circles.


 Saturday, April 16
10 a.m. -4 pm.
Howard Community College

Stop by our our table 
at Greenfest. 



Community Solar presentation

 Sunday, March 27
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt
Facebook event here.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Climate Action Network 

 

Let's keep fracking
out of Maryland
#DontFrackMD

HoCo Climate Change is part of a coalition of more than 70 groups calling for a ban on fracking in our state. Maryland's fracking moratorium will expire in October 2017, and fracking regulations are to be written by October 2016. The coalition points to fracking's many harms, including to climate, health, water, food and the economy. Please join this campaign to keep fracking out of our state. Campaign details here. 
 
SAVE THESE DATES
 Democracy Awakening
Saturday - Monday, April 16-18
Climate groups such as 350.org and Food & Water Watch are supporting the Democracy Awakening events, demanding an end to voter suppression and money in politics. We will never move off fossil fuels, ban fracking, stop toxic trade deals, and protect our food and water from corporate control without a Democracy Awakening. Included are demonstrations, teach-ins, direct action training and music. Kicking off the event is a march from Philadelphia to DC that starts April 2. Events are here.


#BreakFreeFrom FossilFuels
May 7 - 15

#BreakFree actions will target some of the major, dangerous fossil fuel projects.  Sign up now for updates.

March for Clean Energy Revolution
Sunday, July 24, noon
Philadelphia

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, thousands of people will march through the streets of Philadelphia to call for the end of fracking and other dirty fossil fuels and a quick and just transition to a future with clean, renewable energy. Facebook page here.

Climate Change News 

Updates on Our Events Webpage:

www.hococlimatechange.org/events/MD-DC-Events
 
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