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Book Discussion Circles

State of the World 2013:
“Is Sustainability Still Possible?”
Join Now

Group discussion held online
More info here
The Moneyless Manifesto
Starting June 11th
at 7p.m. in Ellicott City

More info here
Click above to check out petitions on our website!
Climate Deniers in Congress   
The science on climate change is clear, but too many members of Congress are in complete denial. Watch the video. It's time to call them out: http://OFA.BO/1BggUG

Our Public Lands. Take Action to Protect Them!

Next Steering Committee

Wednesday, July 10
7 p.m.

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


Next Advocacy 

Monday, July 15
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

HBO - Monday, July 8th
9 p.m.

How to manage rainwater runoff, reduce pollution & save money
June 20 and June 27

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Sponsored Events

An Explosion of Fracking and the TPP!
Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. (pizza at 6:30)
Miller Library
Learn the connection between a major free-trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and fracking for natural gas. This proposed pact would increase pressure to frack and export natural gas (possibly from Maryland) while overriding domestic laws on environmental health and safety. Get the facts and learn what you can do. More info.
Free. Please RSVP:  
The Triple Divide Movie
Sunday, July 14,  1:30 p.m.  
Miller Library
Documentary about the negative impacts of fracking taking place in PA in area whose rivers feed 3 major watersheds. FREE! More info, click here. RSVP

Local Workshops

Home Energy Efficiency Workshops by Groundswell, a local non-profit
Sunday, June 16 & Wednesday, June 19
Sunday, June 23 & Wednesday, June 26
Do you have high energy bills? Are you tired of sending your hard-earned money to BGE? Does your house have rooms that are always hot in the summer?  Join us for a workshop on home energy efficiency and learn about the significant incentives,rebates & discounts available for weatherizing your home. Information: here

Maryland Events

CCIHC members are planning to attend many of the events below. Email us at to join Howard County carpools. 

  Maryland's Offshore Wind Activities Update, Baltimore
Tuesday, June 18, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Update on Maryland's Offshore Wind activities will include a "Lessons Learned from Europe" debrief.  
Details here.

Free Solar 101 Munch & Learn Workshop
Saturday, June 29 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SolarWorld in Elkridge

Register here
Walk for our Grandchildren
Camp David to DC
July 19 - 28 Details
The Walk for our Grandchildren
is part of's Summer Heat campaign.
It will end with a rally at the White House July 29. Details

DC Events

 Sustainable Energy Coalition
Wednesday, June 12
The 16th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum
Presentations will be live-streamed - More info

Citizens Climate Lobby 2013 Conference
June 23-25 in DC
Lobbying congress for a national carbon tax.
Dr. James Hansen is a keynote speaker.  
Several of us are registered.  Join us!  
Check our website frequently for additional local events.


Info here

Thursday, June 20, 8 - 9 p.m. Webinar – Divest and Reinvest.  Now. Find out about Green Faith's campaign for  fossil fuel divestment and clean energy reinvestment campaigns at religious institutions nationwide

Thursday, July 25, 5 - 8 p.m. - WEBCAST on Fracking  - Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking Forum from the Union of Concerned Scientists 


Climate Change News

  Andrea, an early season hurricane, brought lots of rain and more evidence of a climate under stress

New IEA report calls for energy revolution to avoid climate catastrophe.

Dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, reportedly have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline.

More News here.

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