News from the Climate Change Initiative of Howard County

Upcoming Circles

Discovering  A Sense of Place
Explore what it  means to understand and protect the place we live 
7 sessions
starting Tuesday, April 9
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Howard County Conservancy

Click Here for Details
Check out the ClimateHoward blog by Elisabeth Hoffman by clicking above.
New Post 
Submit comments
on Keystone pipeline by April 22
The State Dept. is accepting comments on the Keystone XL pipeline draft environmental impact report.
Sign-on to a letter here and here or write your own.  Here & here are comments for you to use.
Experts who helped draft the State Department  report had ties to TransCanada. 
Keystone XL: Down the Line
A Journey Along the Controversial Pipeline and Into America's Energy Frontier
E Book now available

The Energy Forum
was a great success!!
See pictures and wrap-up here

Next Steering Committee

Monday, April 8
7 p.m.

at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy
 or call
if you plan to attend.


Next Advocacy

Wednesday, April 17
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Legislation info here.

Click above to check out petitions on our website!
Sign up to be on the
2nd Annual Howard County Green Homes Now Tour
and share your “green” knowledge with others.

Wind Power for Your Home
Watch this short video on Our Energy Legacy

Take Action on Climate Change
Support CLEAN AIR 
Learn more HERE about choosing wind power
through your utility by choosing 



Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Green Communities: Get Up. Get Out. Get Green is this year's theme. Native plant sale, denim recycling, shredding event, workshops and much more.
Interested in volunteering at CCIHC's Greenfest table? Email
Earth Forum
The Earth Forum of Howard County
Awards and Recognition Luncheon
Sunday, April 21
1 - 4 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of Earth Week!  
Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch followed by a dance performance and an awards ceremony.
 On-line registration and ticket sales at

Film screening of "Do the Math Tour"
Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Film screening & live stream of panel on what is next the climate movement, food and fun!   
Limited space house party - RSVP

DC Events 

National Screening of film "The Island President"
Conversation on Climate and Democracy

Wednesday, April 17, 7 - 9 p.m. in DC -  for details, click here.
DC Film Premiere of "Money and Life"  
Union Station's Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 21, 6:30 to 10 p.m.,  more info

Maryland Events

Earth Day Speaker - Wilfred Candler
author of Global Warming, The Answer
Will discuss the urgent need for Carbon Tax
Monday, April 22, 7 p.m., Annapolis.  more Info   

Solar 2013 Conference - EXPO Public Day
$10 Admission fee 
Saturday,  April 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Baltimore Convention Center
Details here.

Talk at the Baltimore Green Forum
Degrowth:  Local and Global Answers

Sunday, April 28, 4 - 5:30 p.m. - Towson - Details
"The Fracking of Rachel Carson"  
Sandra Steingraber, ecologist and author 
Monday, April 29, 4 p.m., UMBC, Steingraber will deliver a talk on “The Fracking of Rachel Carson: Silent Spring in an Age of Environmental Crisis”. Steingraber is a leader in the anti-fracking movement in New York. Sierra Club has called her "the new Rachel Carson." Speaker and event info here.

So Much More Online

Check our website frequently for information on conference calls and webinars that will keep you up-to-date on studies, national strategy and more.


Save the Date
Talk by author Gar Alperovitz
Sunday, May 5, 5 p.m. DC
- Free. Info


Climate Change News

  • Climate scientist James Hansen retires from NASA so he can spend more time being an activist. 
  • Pipeline ruptures inundating a subdivision in Arkansas with tars sand crude oil - homes evacuated, stench is putrid, no fly zone in affect. Complete coverage here & here. New pictures here. BTW, Exxon cares.
  • Top 5 Reasons transporting tar sands crude is reckless.



Info here

April 10 - Going Global? Linking U.S. State Carbon Markets to the World - Webcast
April 17 - Corruption, Democracy, Climate 
Bill McKibben (invited), founder of - Teleconference 


Online Free Class 

Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations
May 2013, 10-week
Free online course. Info and sign up here.

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