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5 Saturdays  March 6, March 20, April 10, May 15,  May 22  - each time 2-3:30 pm -  Skilling Up for Climate Action with 350.org. The training is free and is for new and experienced volunteers. HoCoClimateAction is a local 350 group.  Topics include:  Climate Justice: Principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Strategic Messaging and Storytelling; Organizing and Movement Building; and Policy Advocacy. Promo toolkit  Flyer here.   Register here.


May 4, 12 noon - Congressional Briefing on the Abuses of FERC and Needed Reforms

The VOICES coalition (Victory Over Infrackstructure, Clean Energy inStead) is hosting an hour long briefing for members of Congress to outline the abuses of power and law inflicted by FERC, and the legislative reforms needed to address them. The briefing will feature frontline community as well as key leaders in this effort, including Congressman Jamie Raskin. Please join us for the briefing to show Congress the breadth and strength of our coalition working for FERC reform. You don’t have to be speaking to show support!  Register for link here.


Thurs, May 6, 7:30-8:30 pm - Howard County Sierra Club meeting on federal Break Free from Plastics Pollution Act.  The BFFPP Act is a game-changer in the fight against plastic pollution that is becoming an exponentially worse issue for our environment. RSVP to learn more here.


Fri May 7 Defund Line 3 - Global Day of Action - Info here. Send a direct, powerful message to Wall Street that funding climate chaos and the violation of Indigenous rights will not be tolerated.


Sat May 8, 2-4 pm - Virtual Mother's Day Climate Rally - Incredible speakers include:

Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director and founder of Food & Water Watch

Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org

Jerome Foster, youth activist that serves the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and works as the Executive Director of OneMillionOfUs

Harriet Shugarman, author of “How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action,” and Executive Director of ClimateMama

Fionnuala Fisk, Leader of Sunrise Virginia and Co-Hub Coordinator of Sunrise Richmond

RSVP here.


Tues, May 11, 6-8 pm  The Red Black and Green New Deal Climate Summit 2021 Register here.


Wed May 12,5:30-6:30 pm - Leaders of MD Transit Funding Campaign discuss PBS program Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America  Signup here.


Wed, May 12, 7-9pm, Greenbelt Climate Action Network - focus on national climate legislation and campaigns and more. Info here.


Thurs, May 13, 7pm, Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board Meeting Register for link


Sat, May 15, 2-3:30 pm- Policy Advocacy, part of Skilling Up for Climate Action 350.org Spring 2021 training.  aHow to advocate, how legislative bodies work, and how to influence electeds--with examples from local affiliates to demonstrate common tactics and best practices. Trainers: Laura Neish & Nan Farley, 350 Bay Area

Register here.


Tues, May 18, 10 am - Debrief on the Climate Solutions Now bill.  All who worked to support this bill are welcome. There is a lot to discuss about what we did and didn't do this year.n Please come ready for a productive, constructive hour. In addition to debriefing the 2021 legislative session we can have some initial sharing of ideas around what we hope for in the 2022 legislative session.  For info about participating email: emily@chesapeakeclimate.org


Tues May 18, 10-noon -  MCCC Mitigation Working Group (MWG) Meeting via Google Meetings: meet.google.com/cqq-qvpx-cey


Tues, May 18 1 pm - Getting Ready (Finally) to Build Local Climate Resilience Webinar with Peter Plastrik. Vice President at Innovation Network for Communities. He is the author of In Harm’s Way: How Communities Are Addressing Key Challenges of Building Climate Resilience, and will discuss encouraging trends and thorny issues for building local climate resilience, especially as a new federal administration begins to develop funding and standards for resilient infrastructure. Info and registration here.


Tue, May 18 7-8:30 pm - MD Sierra Club 2021 Legislative Victory Party. The 2021 Maryland legislative session wrapped up on April 12. What a wild ride. Attend to celebrate some big environmental wins, hear from our legislative champions and thank everyone who contributed to our success: we helped pass legislation to increase funding for transit, require that climate change be considered in public decisions about electricity generation,advance electric vehicles and move towards zero waste. Special guests include:

Ricarra Jones, Political Director, 1199 SEIU

Senator Paul Pinsky (D21) Chair of the Senate Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs Committee

Delegate Ben Brooks (D10)

Delegate Lorig Charkoudian (D20)

Senator Ben Kramer (D19)

Delegate Regina Boyce (D43)

Delegate Jared Solomon (D18)

Delegate Brooke Lierman (D43)

Delegate Marc Korman (D16)

Senator Chris West (D42)

Register for link here. See Sierra Club article "Many Wins and Some Losses"


Wed, May 19, 6:30 pm  Maryland Solar Action Team Meeting.  Connect with fellow solar supporters from around the state, learn about new policy updates from the legislative session that are positive for solar and climate change.  Get involved, support the solar movement in Maryland. Sponsored by Solar United Neighbors.  Register here.


Thurs, May 20, 5:30-7 Howard County Virtual Green Drinks Register for link here.


Thurs, May 20, 7-8:30 pm Conservation Cafe: Cooling our Cities with Cool Green Roofs  Anshome.org/conservation-cafe Registration fees ($5-15) go to support ANS Conservation Program! Registrants will receive a link to the recording within two days of the talk; it will later be made available on this page to the public.


Sat, May 22, 2-3:30 pm Strategic Campaigning - Part of Skilling Up for Climate Action 350.org Spring 2021 training. How to choose a campaign, map out decision-makers, allies & opponents, plan campaign goals, timeline, and roles, and select effective tactics using a justice and equity lens. Trainer: Alan Palm, 350 Mass Register here.









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