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VARIOUS DATES IN JUNE - The  Columbia Association's Climate Change & Sustainability Committee  is giving presentations at  Columbia local village board meetings. Some presentations already took place in May, but if you live in Columbia and are in one of the following villages, plan to attend your local board meeting for a brief presentation on climate change & sustainability. 
June 3 - 6:30 p.m. Wilde Lake at  Slayton House 
June 4 - 7:00 p.m. Harper's Choice at Kahler Hall 
June 4 - 7:00 p.m.  Owen Brown in the Elkhorn Rm   of the Owen Brown Community Center
June 12 - 7:00 p.m. Dorsey's Search-Linden Hall

Sat, June 1 9:30 - 4 p.m. Sixth Annual D.C. Solar Congress - Presenting a day full of solar learning, sharing, and celebrating at the Sixth Annual D.C. Solar Congress,  with a full slate of presentations, group discussions, and workshops designed for every level of solar knowledge. Whether you’re a long-time solar advocate, a solar newbie, or somewhere in between,  there is something for you. Location: R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE, Washington, DC.  RSVP: 

Tuesday, June 4 - All Day - HoCo Climate Action Fundraiser - Tino's Italian Bistro & Wine Bar  8775 Centre Park Dr., Columbia
Enjoy delicious Italian food while supporting HoCo Climate Action. Tino's will donate 10% of the proceeds on this day to HoCo Climate Action. This includes dine in, carry-out and delivery. Gather family and friends for good food and a good cause. 
RSVP to if you would like to join us for dinner at 6:00 p.m. We will be making reservations.

Tue, Jun 4, 1:15-2:45 PM - Webinar - Juliana vs US - The Youth Climate Suit  - The first webinar in the Faith and Climate Webinar Series  with the Parliament of the World’s Religions will begin with faith-based perspectives supporting the plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, the children's climate suit. The Webinar will be moderated by David Hales, President Emeritus of College of the Atlantic and Chair of Climate Action for the Parliament, and will feature the Parliament’s lead counsel in its amicus curiae filing, Howard Learner of the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Register:

Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Music and Art for the Climate at Piney Branch Elementary, 7510 Maple Ave, Takoma Park.  To address the root causes of the climate crisis,  we have to tackle  environmental justice issues in our community.  In line with that conviction,  350MoCo is working to build a diverse, multi-cultural coalition of groups across the County, that can join forces on climate and environmental issues.  Our June 8 event is a fun first step towards building the diverse community we need, in order to be able to work together.  

Tues, June 11, 7-8 pm -  Columbia Solar Cooperative information Session.  Save approximately 20% off the cost of solar panels for your home and enjoy the many benefits of going solar, including lower electricity bills and increased property value. Info and registration here   Location: Linden Hall, 4765 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD  Sponsored by the Columbia Association and Civic Works/Retrofit Baltimore. Flier here.

Tues June 18, 10 AM, Md Climate Commission's Mitigation Working Group Meeting A light breakfast will be provided at 9:30 AM, followed by the full meeting at 10:00 AM. Materials will be posted closer to that date at under Meeting Archives. At Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD or call in Conference Number: (605) 475-4000 Access Code: 997763#

Tuesday, June 18 - HoCo Climate Action Advocacy meeting, Columbia. RSVP for location

Thu June 20, 5:30 PM ·Howard County Green Drinks at The Ale House,  6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia MD

Fri June 28 10 AM, MDE Stakeholder Meeting on Methane Emissions from Gas Compressor Stations. At the Maryland Department of the Environment, MDE Lobby, Aqua and Terra Conference Room, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 A call in number will also be made available and meeting materials will be distributed prior to the meeting. Register with or 10-537-3866.

Monday, July 8, 6 p.m.  Join us at the George Howard Building (3430 Courthouse Dr, Ellicott City) to show support for the first Community Solar site in Howard County. With community solar, renters, homes that are too shady, and anyone else who doesn't want to install rooftop solar can still get the benefits of solar -- and save money. is seeking approval for two sites off Route 70, south of Sykesville. See information at The solar projects will be surrounded by pollinator plants, and the projects are named after the Viceroy and Metalmark butterflies.  The hearing for Viceroy Solar is July 8; the hearing date for Metalmark Solar isn't set yet.  Show up on July 8 to demonstrate how much clean energy and a clean environment mean to you.

Fri Sept 29 to Fri Sept 27 - Global Climate Week of Action. Local 350 groups will be creating events to support the youth climate strike movement, continuing from May 24 student strike day. Pledge to join student strikers now at  and contact the Howard County Sunrise movement  at  and (a local 350 group) to help plan September events.  (see 350 email here.)