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350.org Power Through Paris Workshop  
with HoCo Climate Change
Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Columbia
 
Learn how movements build momentum and about 350’s “Power Through Paris” campaign — including how we’re making plans now to escalate after the Paris climate talks. Register here to be sent the address.

Earth Forum of
Howard County

  Sunday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia 
Featuring Sen. Ben Cardin 
 
Earth Forum's seventh season will explore eco-justice – how the sustainability of our planet is connected to social justice issues, such as hunger, poverty and racism. Details here.

Save our
Renewable Energy Act 

without  fracking Maryland
Slash Greenhouse Gas Pollution:
Energy, Health & Climate Town Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 17
 7 - 9 p.m.
East Columbia Library
Register here
                                         Flier here

In the region

 People's Climate Movement 
Day of National Action

Wednesday, Oct.14 
Events in Washington and Baltimore
Continue the momentum started by the 2014 People Climate March.
  • DC  March: Washington houses the most formidable culprits of climate change as well as frontline communities feeling the worst of its impacts. Help give DC a big, bold voice in this movement. A march will begin at 4:30 p.m. at  Franklin Square, 1301 K St. NW.  Info  & rsvp here.   Facebook page here.
  • In Baltimore, create a Dear Governor Hogan video: Gov. Larry Hogan canceled groundbreaking air quality protections for Baltimore and cut funding for the Red Line mass transit plan. Soon, he will be in a position to make decisions on climate policy, community-driven power initiatives, and fair development. Stop by the Baltimore Sierra Club office between 5 and 7:30 p.m. to record a short, powerful Dear Governor Hogan video letter to demand that he protect our right to a livable future. Potluck dinner and fellowship follows. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share if you are able. Info and rsvp here.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 
Thursday, Oct .15, morning meeting


FERC approves the pipelines, compressors and export facilities that harm communities and keep fracked gas moving around the country -- and eventually the world. The monthly public meetings offer no opportunity for anyone other than industry reps to speak, but Beyond Extreme Energy has interrupted the proceedings with pleas for action on climate every month. Those who speak are quickly forced to leave and then barred from future meetings. BXE needs new climate heroes willing to speak truth to the FERC. If interested, please call Don at 215-292-4110.

Circle Committee
Tuesday, Oct 13
1 p.m.
at Florence's house.
Email Circle Committee
if you plan to attend.
 
Advocacy Team
Monday, Oct. 19
350 @ 6:30 then meeting
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
410-730-7740
if you plan to attend.
 
Steering Committee
Monday, Oct. 26
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
410-730-7740
if you plan to attend.
 

Sign the petition
to stop the building of the incinerator in Curtis Bay with an expired permit, in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. Call upon the Maryland Department of the Environment to enforce the law


GASWORK
The Fight For CJ's Law
The film showcases the plight of oil and gas workers and their horrific working conditions.
Screening Guide
 
America’s Energy Agenda: What's Next? hosted by Politico

Panelists include
~Lena Moffitt, Dirty Fuels Campaign Director, Sierra Club
~Jane Kleeb, Founder, Bold Nebraska
Compelling Video 



Sierra Club Jamboree
Friday to Sunday, Oct. 16 - 18 
Catoctin Mountain National Park 


Sessions on fracking, air quality, Cove Point, zero waste and more. Speakers include Ruth Alice White from HoCo Climate Change, Ann Nau of Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community, and Donny Williams
 and Lili Sheeline from Cove Point.
Register here for all or part of the jamboree.
 
This Changes Everything, the Film
 
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.  
The film, inspired by Naomi Klein's book, presents powerful portraits of communities on the front lines and shows we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. 
View trailer

Opens in the Washington area at two locations:
 
                               ~ Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market, DC - Facebook event page
                               ~ Angelika Film Center & Café in Fairfax, VA -  Facebook event page
 

Nov. 14 -18 
People around the world are rising against the corporate trade agenda. Now it is our turn. Head for Washington to oppose the corporate-power-grabbing-climate-wrecking Trans Pacific Partnership. Let's call for an international agreement that puts people and the planet first and that is negotiated in a transparent and democratic way. 

Climate Change News 

More Updates on Our Events Webpage:

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