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POSTPONED Mon July 22  3430 Court House Dr, Ellicott City, MD,   on Power52 community solar proposed for 5455 & 5545 Broadwater Lane, Clarksville.  DATE TBD - Come to support community solar options in Howard County BA 18-032C - See postponement announcement here.

Tues July 23, 7pm   Public Comment Hearing for 3rd power plant for Brandywine to be held  at the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department's Social Hall,14201 Brandywine Rd. Brandywine, Maryland 20613. Find out more by coming to the public meeting and on   See this doc re written comments due by August 14. STOP Additional Brandywine, MD Power Plants on Facebook.

Wed, July 24, 201, 6:30-8 pm -  Rally to support Maryland for a Climate Debate Location: MD Democratic Headquarters,  275 West Street, Suite 305, Annapolis MD .The Sunrise Movement says  climate change is an emergency that impacts every aspect of our lives, and it's about time the Democratic party started to act like it. We need a climate debate. Show up at Maryland's Democratic office, where we'll tell our stories, bring our signs, and demand our local Democratic Party committees join us in calling on the DNC to host a #ClimateDebate.

Thurs, July 25, 5:30-7:30pm Green Drinks HoCo at the Black Flag Brewing Company, 9315 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia Join us once again at Howard County Green Drinks Happy Hour. It will be held at Black Flag Brewing Company, 9315 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia on Thursday, July 25th 5:30-7:30 pm. Come enjoy a drink (or not) with other environmentally conscious people. We hope to have a surprise member of the HoCo Council come out that evening! It will be sure to be a fun time and we hope you can make it! Check out the Green Drinks Facebook page.

Sat July 27, 11-2 pm Climate Justice Now! Prioritizing Climate Action in 2020 and Beyond Location: Langston Hughes Community, Business & Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Ave, Baltimore, Maryland In Baltimore City, the climate crisis is expected to cause extreme heat days, flooding, toxic air, and polluted water. The effects of these events will not be felt the same across communities due to social factors and systemic injustice. Communities that already face injustice will experience worse challenges because of climate change. The climate crisis must be tackled through policies and practices that use a lens of social equity in order to build healthy, strong, and sustainable communities for all. Presented by Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement -

Tues, July 30.  9 - 4 pm  Georgetown Climate Center's Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) Regional Workshop: Low-Carbon Transportation Investments, Strategies, and Outcome at the University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center.  Signup to attend in person is required and is FULL now with a wait list which you can join  here.  No signup required for livestream at on July 30.  The focus is collaboration between Northeast & Mid-Atlantic States to design climate friendly transportation policies. Attendees will be asked to assess various options and can provide important input.  

NOTE: The Sierra Club hosted several  planning and collaboration calls.  For more information, please contact Lindsey Mendelson at

Tues, July 30, 7 pm  350MoCo July Monthly Meeting w/'s Tamara T. O'Laughlin  The Youth Climate Strikes are coming on Sept. 20 to demand global emergency action on climate.  Join's North America director Tamara Toles O'Laughlin to learn more, hear how 350 is supporting students locally and globally, and how you can get involved in this incredible movement.  Location: Aspen Hill Library 4407 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville, Md.

POSTPONED Wed July 31, 6 pm Community Solar Hearing at the George Howard Bldg,3430 Court House Dr, Ellicott City, MD, oPower52 facility at 12855 Frederick Road, West Friendship, Md. Come to support community solar options in Howard County. BA 18-030C

See postponement announcement here.

Tues Aug 13, 9 am rally, hearing at 9:30 am   Support the State of Maryland's fight against Columbia Gas - Join the No Potomac Pipeline Coalition for a rally and press conference outside the federal court hearing for Maryland's "motion to dismiss" the Columbia Gas eminent domain lawsuit against Maryland. The Company is trying to take state land for a pipeline through Hancock MD in the C&O Canal area.  Location: Outside the Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse, 101 W Lombard St, Ste 4625, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  See details on Facebook event:,  Sierra Club Event. legislators letter here and article here.  Email to meet at 7:45 am for a  carpool from Columbia 

Thurs August 15, 7 pm HoCo Climate Action Advocacy meeting, Columbia. RSVP for location  Postponed from June.  (If new to this meeting email first to meet for coffee with one of us so we can get to know your interests and fill you in on our current activities)

Mon Sept 9, 6 pm - Hearing on One Solar's  BeeSolar Community Solar installation at the George Howard Bldg, 3430 Court House Dr, Ellicott City, MD .  Come to support community solar options in Howard County. BA 19-009C OneEnergy Development, LLC.  (12800 Old Frederick Road, Sykesville) 

Sun-Tues Sept 15-17 “Green New Deal” Advocacy Conference on Environmental Justice, Class and Race in DC at All Soul's Unitarian Church. Sponsored by  Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice.  Info

Friday, Sept. 20, to Friday, 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.)

Fri Oct 11 to Sun Oct 13 - Md Sierra Club Jamboree at Shepherds Spring Retreat Center, 16869 Taylors Landing Rd, Sharpsburg, MD Info and sign up here.

SAVE THE DATE - Sat Oct 12 - Second Hands Across the Potomac. Protest against the Potomac Pipeline and saving the iconic C&O Canal. Details soon but may be again in coordination with the MD Sierra Club Jamboree.

Wed October 23  Howard Community College Sustainability Day  10-7 - SAVE THE DATE!