Governor O'Malley's Offshore Wind Energy
Tuesday, Jan. 22, noon,
The year has come for WIND!!! Governor O'Malley will hold a press conference Tuesday to announce his Offshore Wind Energy bill. The Maryland Offshore Wind Coalition's recent polling shows that 72% of Marylanders favor offshore wind, so this press conference could come at a no better time! Join us & tell your friends! At Lawyer's Mall in front of the State House (100 State Circle, Annapolis) For More info: Please Contact Chris Hill, email@example.com
. See link here
The CCAN Polar Bear Plunge- Keep Winter Cold
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.
- at The Beach at National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland. Pledge to support brave plungers for CCAN, an organization Bill McKibben of 350.org honors as the most effective local climate change group in the country. Elisabeth and Ray, two climate activists from CCIHC, are plunging
. See Elisabeth's page here
and Ray's page here
Environmental Legislative Summit
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
The Citizens’ Campaign for the Environment invites all to the 19th Annual Legislative Summit in Annapolis to hear from top legislative leaders and advocates about environmental priorities for the 2013 General Assembly session. Miller Conference Room, Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis www.mdlcv.org/calendar/summit
Howard County Delegation Hearing
Thursday, Feb. 7.
Testify at the Howard County delegation hearing on statewide bills in the Banneker Room, George Howard Bldg, Ellicott City. Tell our representatives in Annapolis why we need Maryland Offshore Wind, a bill for the fracking study, and more. Info: www.co.ho.md.us/statedelegation.htm
(Staff say this page will be updated soon.) Everyone is invited to sign up and testify.
Maryland Clean Energy Legislative Reception
Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 - 11 a.m.,
Miller Senate Office Building, President's West Conference Room, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. If you love clean energy and want to influence outcomes throughout the 2013 General Assembly session, you will want to be at this event! Come for breakfast and network with colleagues & other energy industry representatives. Plan to stay and meet with your district representatives! FREE! Advance registration is required by no later than Feb.7. Sponsors include CCAN, Sierra Club and TerraLogos. See schedule and more at flyer
Obama 'Climate Legacy' Action
Sunday, Feb. 17, noon in DC
- Obama 'Climate Legacy' Action on Presidents' Day Weekend. 350.org
and the Do the Math Tour are back in DC for a massive rally to tell the president that we expect leadership on climate change, beginning with a rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. We hope to make "Forward on Climate" the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action. Sponsored by 350.org
and the Sierra Club
. Info and signup: http://act.350.org/signup/presidentsday
Earth Forum of Howard County
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2- 4:30 p.m.
Predicting Extreme Weather Events, featuring Dr. Wayne Higgins, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Dr. Higgins, director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, will highlight the recent successes the CPC has had in providing timely information to the public about extreme weather. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. Free and open to all. Information at www.earthforumhc
. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. or call 410-730-3545.
FREE Webinar - “Global Warming’s Six Americas”; Wednesday, Feb. 6, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., on using Yale and George Mason University's research about six distinct climate change audiences in order to communicate more effectively. This is only for members of the Climate Access network (if not a member, you may apply here) and is offered in collaboration with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication. Info and registration here.
May 2013, 10-week free online course on Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations. Info and sign up www.coursera.org/course/climateliteracy
BARD: noon conference calls discussing climate and clean energy solutions. Wednesday, Feb. 6: Daniel Lashof, director, Climate and Clean Air Program, NRDC Talk title: Cutting Carbon at Power Plants; Wednesday, Feb. 20: Mike Tidwell of Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Talk title: Offshore Wind: Potential and Politics. Information: www.hococlimatechange.org/events/national-events
Climate Change in the News
O'Malley submitted budget to fund fracking study. Article here.
Study shows black carbon is second most important greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide. Read here and here.
Mayors call on President Obama to discuss the importance of climate change. Details here.
Interfaith Moral Action on Climate rally in NYT. Article here.
Draft Climate Change Assessment warns of 9°-15°F warming for most of U.S. Details here.
Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment released for public review