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Wed, Jan 16: 7-9 p.m. Film Showing: High Tide in Dorchester at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County.  Speakers after Jodi Rose of Interfaith Partners for Chesapeake and David Curson of Audubon Society. Flyer here

Thurs Jan 17, 8:30am to noon - Green New Deal - Action in DC -  Let’s start 2019 off with powerful momentum by taking action to demand Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill embrace a Green New Deal — because people and the planet can’t afford anything less. There will be a training on on Wednesday, Jan 16th from 6pm – 8:30pm, as well as an art build for the action on Sunday, Jan 13th. We will go over more specific details at the training and while you do not have to risk arrest for this action, you can only do so if you attend the training. NOTE:  you can also participate fully in this action without risking arrest. Sign up here to join the action on Jan 17 and get updates on it  -


Thurs, Jan 17 , 7 pm   HoCoCA Advocacy meeting   RSVP for location 

Thurs Jan 17, 7 pm, Webinar on 100% Clean Energy for Maryland from the Maryland Sierra Club.   Information and sign up here.

Thurs Jan 17, 7 pm    Webinar Speaking Out for Creation: Maryland State Legislative Briefing and Training, info and register here.

Sun, Jan 20, 7 pm  - Conference Call on Climate Priorities for 2019 Maryland General Assembly: Clean Energy Jobs Act and Pipeline & Water Protection Act.  All you want to know about these important fast moving bills in the MD Legislature from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Register to get call info here. 

Thurs Jan 17, 7 pm  Webinar - 100% Clean Energy for Marylandlearn about the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter’s plans to put Maryland on the path to a clean energy economy!  This year’s session of the Maryland legislature opens in the face of a worsening climate crisis. We are urging the legislature to take bold action, including enacting legislation to place Maryland on the path to achieving 100% clean energy by 2040, reducing subsidies for dirty energy sources, and getting an increasing share of our actual electricity through long term contracts with renewable sources.  Register here to listen live and/or get a link to view or listen later. Info on priority bills here.

Sat, Jan 26,  10 am-1pm   Keep Winter Cold Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Chesapeake Climate Action Network  and Location:  National Harbor, 141 National Harbor Blvd, Oxon Hill, MD 

Thurs Jan 24, 7 pm,  Webinar - Protect our climate from big highway pollution. Info and register here. Md Delegate Steward joins the Lindsey Mendelson of the Sierra Club in discussing a bill that would require the state to clearly and explicitly measure the climate impact of proposed large transportation project investment.  Free and open to all.

Sat Jan 26, 4-6 pm ,  Maryland Action on a Global Climate Emergency.  This January 26 public meeting will focus on Climate Change Action with speakers Maryland Sen. Brian Feldman, lead sponsor of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act; Tamara Toles O'Laughlin of the Maryland Environmental Health Network; Mike Tidwell, CCAN; City of Takoma Park, MD - Municipal Government sustainability manager Gina Mathias; and a Sunrise Movement representative. Following their presentations, we’ll have interactive, town hall style discussion centering on action to address the global climate emergency.  Location: Piney Branch Elementary, 7510 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

Jan 29, 6-8 pm   New Year, New Money  Join the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement for a FREE training on grants!   Do you have a neighborhood project, advocacy initiative, or nonprofit organization in need of financial support? Learn about foundations and the grant process from experts at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG). Free eventbrite registration and more info here. SOLD OUT!

Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 2-4 PM, Scary Headlines & Climate Science: What Does It Mean for Bmore?  Join the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement for a teach-in on the most recent report from the world’s leading climate scientists!  Location: The Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E Lexington St, Baltimore, Md

Sun Feb 3, 10:15 am  Community Solar Forum with Neighborhood Sun at Unitarian Universalist Congreation of Columbia (UUCC),  Owen Brown Interfaith Center Room 150 at 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD   Info here.

Wed Feb 6, 4 pm, Maryland Environmental Legislative SummitCome for an informative afternoon with the Maryland environmental community! Hear from advocates and elected officials about Maryland's environmental legislative priorities.  Location: Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland.  Where to Park:  Register here.

Mon Feb 11, 6-8 pm, People's Climate Movement of Baltimore first general meeting of 2019. Save the date.

Sun Feb 17, 2pm - Speaking out for Creation.  Maryland Legislative Briefing on some environmental legislation at the Earth Forum in Columbia. The is the program snowed out in January.  Facebook page here

Mon Feb 18, 5-8 pm    CCAN Lobby Day in Annapolis, House of Delegates, 6 Bladen St, Room 145 Annapolis, Md   Sign up -

Mon Feb 25, 4-8 pm Sierra Club Lobby night.  Priority bill fact sheets here. Info and sign up here

Thurs Feb 28  7-8 -  Solar Information Session with the Columbia Association and its partner  Retrofit Baltimore/non-profit Civic Works.  This session present information to make it easy and affordable for Howard County residents to go solar and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, homeowners will receive an exclusive discount off the standard market price of a solar system. A Retrofit Baltimore Energy Adviser will provide them with trusted information and guide them through each step of the process. He or she will offer personalized assistance, answer questions, and ensure that they receive quality service from their contractor. Location:  Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD 21045  Flier here.

Save the Date:  Tues Jun 4, 2019 - HoCo Climate Action Fundraiser at Tino's Italian Bistro