News from HoCo Climate Change 

New Petition
Tell Governor O'Malley to say NO to LNG exports

Choices for Sustainable Living
Spring 2014
Explore the meaning of sustainability and the steps that can be taken to move toward ecologically sustainable lifestyles and communities.

Change by Degrees: Addressing the Climate Challenge
Spring 2014
Learn more about global warming and explore the big picture of energy.

More Info
Check out the topics here
New Posts
ClimateHoward blog by Elisabeth Hoffman 


The Cove Point battle goes nationwide, with an article by Mike Tidwell and Bill McKibben in Politico.  
If you missed the Clean Energy, Not Cove Point! statewide tour, you can watch a short video or full video of the Frederick event.


Steering Committee
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 
7 p.m
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Advocacy Team
Monday, Mar. 10, 
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend. 

Circle Committee
at Charlie's house.
Email Charlie
if you plan to attend.


Twice-monthly, Wednesdays at noon
Info here

FEB 19  
Arctic Methane: Be Afraid?

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On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) will begin reviewing permits for Dominion's $3.8 billion fracked-gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay. 
Join hundreds -- from the fracking fields of Pennsylvania to the Western mountains of Maryland to the DC suburbs and the Eastern Shore -- to show that people across our region want clean energy and safe communities, not a mega-facility for exporting dirty fracked gas. SIGN UP here and indicate if you want to ride a bus to the rally.
Carpools and/or bus will be leaving at 11 a.m. from The Meeting House - the  Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045
A Baltimore Sun article highlights Cove Point safety concerns.

  • Please submit comments to PSC
  • Tell Representative Hoyer to call for an Environmental Impact Statement 
  • Tell your state delegate and senator to support a fracking moratorium in 2014


Local Renewable Energy 

We were disappointed to learn that Clean Currents closed because of the extreme winter and high energy prices this year.  Clean Currents’ customers were returned to their utility service. Whether or not you were a Clean Currents customer, we hope you will still choose renewable energy for your home. Read more about your options.


Local Events

Sunday, Feb. 16., 2 p.m.

From Farm to Table:
The Future of Food for the World

Dr. Robert Thompson, an expert on global agricultural development and food security, will address the challenges of having adequate and nutritious food for a population of 9.7 billion people, the estimated 2050  world population. Delegate Liz Bobo will present her Annapolis insights, and three workshops will be held. Free. First Presbyterian Church, Columbia. Details and directions can be found at or by calling 410-730-3545

Maryland & DC Events
Speaker: Dr. Sandra Steingraber
Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.Loyola University 
Sandra Steingraber -- a biologist, environmental writer, fractivist and poet -- has been called “the new Rachel Carson.” Details

Caring for Creation in a Changing Climate
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Washington National Cathedral, DC

People of all faiths and anyone interested in protecting and preserving our environment
are welcome to attend. 
 Check our website frequently
for additional events.
HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.


Save the Date

Maryland Climate Coalition Lobby Day
Tuesday, March 4,  8 a.m., to noon, Annapolis
An intergenerational lobby day for high school, college students, and seasoned activists to speak with their legislators about Clean Power – Brighter Maryland. Details
Climate Reality Presentation by Sara Via
March 13, 6 p.m.
Howard County Conservancy


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