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Tuesday,  Nov 12 - HoCoClimateAction Advocacy team meeting at 7 pm. RSVP

Wed, Nov 13  Noon- 2 PM In Salisbury  Oppose the Expansion of Fracked Gas Infrastructure in Maryland!  3rd of 4 MEA Hearings about spending $30 Million AltaGas money  - Fact Sheet. Sample comments and info here No New Fossil Fuels Petition.  CCAN facebook page.  Sierra Club event page. MEA event page  MEA page where hearing may be live streamed  Location: Salisbury University (Bldg GSU-Guerrieri Student Union, Room GSU234), 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801. Parking map here.  Campus visitors must apply for a parking pass 48 hours in advance - Request Parking 
RSVP to Anthony Field if you can attend -

Wed. Nov 13  5:30-7:30 Howard County Green Drinks at the The Brew Hive 4910 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City, Md. Join environmentally minded folks for a drink (or not) and to discuss the many environmental issues that are happening in our county!

Wed Nov 13, 7-9 Green New Deal discussion at Columbia Democratic Club  Join the Columbia Democratic Club, former CDC President David Marker and Maryland Sierra Club Legislative Chair Mark Posner on Wednesday November 13th for a discussion on the Green New Deal!  What is potentially realistic? What are the pros and cons of different ideas that have been referred to as various “Green New Deals”? What can Maryland do on a State level?  Location: Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center, 6030 Tamar Dr, Columbia, MD 21045

Wed. Nov 13, 7-9pm  - HoCo Sierra Club Letters and Lattes at Panera Bread,  6435 Dobbin Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045 Come out for a warm drink or snack and let's talk about the upcoming Howard County legislation including the upcoming forest conservation bill and the plastic bag bill.  We'll cover  talking points for  letters to your County Council Member.  Drop in anytime between 7-9.  No need to register.

Sat, Nov 16 10-2 pm  Transportation Air Pollution - Southern MD Citizens Policy Series Organized By: 2BridgeCDX and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Location: Brandywine Fire Department Meeting Hall, 14201 Brandywine Rd, Brandywine, MD 
Air pollution from cars, trucks, and buses is the number one source of climate change emissions in Maryland and is also a severe public health threat.  Join us to for ideas on how the state can modernize and clean up our transportation system. Info and link to register here. Includes free lunch.

Mon Nov 18 7pm Howard County Council Hearing on Plastic Bag bill CB64  and the Forest Conservation bill (CB62).  Plan to attend wear green and bring your grocery bags  to show support for these bills.  Sign up here online to testify.  See also the Less Plastics Please Facebook page. 

Tues Nov 19, 1:30 Refreshments, Meeting 2 to 5pm  Maryland Commission on Climate Change's Mitigation Working Group (MWG).  The primary item for discussion is MWG review of the GGRA Draft Plan  Agenda here.   Other handouts for meeting here (click on Meeting Date: 11/19/19 to see and download)  Note one handout is "Prosperous, Renewable Maryland" study here by Dr. Makhijani of IEER, key member of the Md Climate Coalition, and speaker at the upcoming  Dec 16 Rebuild MD Conference.  His presentation to this group will be a good conference preview.  Call in option for meeting (605) 475-4000, Access Code: 997763#. 4 to 5 pm  is discussion of energy and  Gov. Hogan's CARES proposal that includes new nuclear, carbon capture and CHP (usually gas).  

Thurs Nov 21, 12:30-2:30 pm  Baltimore Rally - Oppose the Expansion of Fracked Gas Infrastructure in Maryland! Rally with speaker and then go in to 4th of 4 MEA Hearings about spending $30 Million AltaGas money  - Fact Sheet. Sample comments and info here No New Fossil Fuels PetitionCCAN facebook page.  Sierra Club event page MEA facebook page where they intend to live stream the event.  Location: the Smart Energy Hall at BGE headquarters, 110 West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201. RSVP to Anthony Field if you can attend -

Thursday, Nov. 21, 1-2 pm  24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action: Join the Global Climate Conversation    Miller Library - For 24 hours, Climate Reality leaders around the world will tell the truth about our shared global threat – and what we can do about it with a Climate Reality-trained presenter.  Register with Miller library here 

Thursday, Nov. 21, 1-2 pm and  7 - 8:30 p.m., 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action: Join the Global Climate Conversation   East Columbia Library For 24 hours, Climate Reality leaders around the world will tell the truth about our shared global threat – and what we can do about it. Climate Reality-trained Ashley Woodward will lead a discussion in Howard County.   Flier.  Facebook event

Fri Nov 29 - BLACK FRIDAY - also known as Buy Nothing Dayis an international day of protest against consumerism.

Fri Nov 29 - Fridays for the Future International is celebrating Black Friday with a Global Climate Strike 

Fri, Dec 6, 3:30-5:30 pm HoCo Sunrise Global Climate Strike in advance of COP25 in Madrid. Rally at the  George Howard Building.  Info and signup here.  

Mon Dec 9, 7-9 pm Nuclear Power: A Threat to Real Climate Action in Maryland  - There was a move in the 2019 General Assembly to add nuclear subsidies to our RPS which incentivises wind and solar.  It was downgraded to a study but the threat looms.  Subsidizing nuclear energy would give your ratepayer money directly to profiteering Exelon, the parent company of BGE and PEPCO.  In addition, Gov Hogan wants to subsidize new nuclear in his "CARES" plan for getting to 100% clean electricity by 2040.  Dollar for dollar, energy efficiency, wind, and solar are cheaper than continuing to invest in nuclear - not to mention that there is no safe and equitable way to dispose of nuclear waste.  Come near more about the dangers of nuclear and how we can push for real clean and renewable energy.  Location:  Silver Spring Civic Center, Fenton Room. 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD.  Facebook page here. 

Sat Dec 14, 10-4    Rebuild Maryland: The People's Climate Summit  We'll have inspiring speakers and give you an opportunity to tell us what climate solutions inspire you the most. You’ll be inspired, informed, and ready to FIGHT for the kind of dramatic yet necessary climate solutions Greta Thunberg and other leaders worldwide are calling for. You don’t want to miss this day-long conference. So sign up today to save the date and receive updates. The conference will take place on the morning and afternoon of Saturday, December 14, at a location in Prince George's County TBA. Presented by a coalition of advocacy groups large and small — faith leaders, labor activists, environmental groups, and others.

Sun Dec 15, 10-5pm   Annual Maryland Legislative Summit UMBC Engineering Building Lecture Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD  This includes a segment on:  Environment - The Maryland Climate Solution and how it affects Transportation, Housing and Agriculture as well as Energy.  And it also covers other progressive proposed legislation on Elections, Social Justice, Health Care, and Gun Control.  $5 admission. Preregister here: