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Mon Sept 9, 7 - 9:30 pm  The Right to a Future - Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg in webcast talk from NYC .  Leap co-founder Naomi Klein and firebrand youth climate activist Greta Thunberg will come together in New York to discuss the climate emergency and how an international, intergenerational movement is rising up to confront it. We can’t wait for this night, happening just ahead of the release of Naomi’s upcoming book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal — and a wave of global climate strikes on September 20th and 27th.  See webcast on YouTube here.   More info here and here.


POSTPONED - Mon, Sept 9, 6:30 pm - Hearing on OneEnergy's  BeeHoward Solar Community Solar installation at the George Howard Bldg, 3430 Court House Dr, Ellicott City, MD .  Come to support community solar options in Howard County. https://beehowardsolar.com/ BA 19-009C OneEnergy Development, LLC. (12800 Old Frederick Road, Sykesville)  Event on HoCoCalendar here.  Flier here.


Wed Sept 11 6-7  HoCoCA Meet-up at Mad City Coffee,  10801 Hickory Ridge Rd, Columbia


Wed  Sept 11  8 pm  How New York state passed the strongest climate bill in the nation - CCAN invites all to a national conference call.  In June, the New York State General Assembly passed arguably the strongest climate change legislation in the nation. The bill is both radical – 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 – and fair, putting climate justice at the center of every step. How did they do it? Activism!  Learn how a coalition called “New York Renews” built a broad and diverse army of supporters to get this bill across the finish line. You’ll learn how the bill works and how it will be implemented. And you’ll hear how other states, like yours, can work to follow New York’s lead.   Register here.


Thur Sept 12 7:30-11 pm  Democratic Presidential  Debate Watch party  at Grotto Pizza, 7075 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD with the Sunrise Movement.  Facebook event here   Fee for all you can eat pizza and soda.  


Sept 13- 15  Climate in the Pulpit - Resources are available from Interfaith Power and Light and the Chespeake Climate Action Network to help your faith community focus this week on climate! You are invited to participate in a way that best fits your community. This could include inviting a guest speaker, hosting a coffee hour discussion, or organizing a workshop. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2242006396113860/


Sat Sept 14, 11 AM - Climate Emergency: Montgomery County Responds - December 2017, the Montgomery County Council declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to reduce the County’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2027 and by 100 percent by 2035. Meeting our climate goals will require radical changes in energy use, transportation, and consumption -- and tremendous effort from all residents and businesses. Attend to learn what progress the County has made so far and how you can be part of the solution.  We'll hear from environmental activist Danielle J. L. Meitiv and a panel of climate activists, and have an opportunity to sign up to work with local groups.  Cosponsors include Takoma Park Mobilization, Do The Most Good, The Climate Mobilization, 350 Montgomery County, Glen Echo Heights Mobilization, MoCo Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Indivisible Environmental, Our Revolution in MoCo, Food&Water Watch, etc.

Register here.  Facebook here.


Sat Sept 14, 1:30 - 3:30  Apocalypse is Now demonstration by Extinction Rebellion Baltimore and Baltimore Welcoming Committee at 700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD, outside the hotel where the Republicans are meeting from Sept 12-15 (see all events here)   Let the House GOP know they  are helping to lead the charge towards a climate apocalypse. Come loudly demand action on the climate crisis while unleashing your climate grief.  Bring your favorite instrument(s) and be sure to wear your best post-apocalyptic garb.    https://www.facebook.com/events/491136858377495/


Sat Sept 14, 3 to 6 pm, National Drive Electric Car Week at Clarksville Commons

12250 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, Maryland 21029  One example of each electric vehicle model will be on the plaza, as well as local sustainability-minded businesses and non-profits. Facebook event here.


Sun Sept 15 7 -9 pm Environment/Climate Change light projections. This is the last in a series of Baltimore Welcoming Committee events during Republican Congressional Retreat in Baltimore, Sept 12-15. This will start off on "island" next to where President St and Fleet St intersect and may move near front of Marriott Waterfront hotel. There will be light projections related to the environment and climate change. Come and take pictures! https://www.facebook.com/events/432716257340770/


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 https://uujec.org/gndconference 


Tues Sept 17m 10 to noon, Maryland Climate Commission Mitigation Working group  at MDE, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore Md


Wed Sept 18, 7 pm HoCoClimateAction Advocacy Team meeting at Betsy's.  RSVP to hococlimateaction@gmail.com


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 https://walkouts.platform350.org/  and contact the Howard County Sunrise movement  at  hocosunrise@gmail.com.

Calendar of events in Howard County for Global Strike week here


Friday Sept 20 11am-2 pm Strike with Us DC - Meet in John Marshall Park and march to the Capitol - Facebook pages here and here.  In Washington, DC, thousands of people with join us to demand climate actions and local youth organizers from over a dozen organizations, including Fridays for Future, Zero Hour, OneMillionOfUs, 350.org, DC Youth Climate Strike, National Children’s Campaign, and Our Children’s Trust, will strike in solidarity with millions of people around the world to demand a safe and survivable future.


Email HoCoClimateAction@gmail.com for carpool to DC or sign up for carpool here. We will meet at Broken Land Park & Ride WEST at 9:30 am to carpool to the metro, and reach the march via metro so bring your metro card if you have one. We have an extra or two but sign up with us ahead of time.


OTHER NEARBY STRIKE EVENTS:

Sept 20 - Strike with Us! - Annapolis Youth Climate Strike - Facebook here

Sept 20 Strike with Us Baltimore - RSVP here and here Facebook here.

Sept 20 Strike with Us Frederick  sign up here 

Sept 20 - Columbia MD climate strike event here

FIND A STRIKE BASED ON US ZIP CODE here.


Sat Sept 21, 12:30-2:30 pm Green New Deal discussion with MD Legislator Delegate Vaughn Stewart who will discuss the slate of GND bills he plans to introduce this upcoming session.  In addition David Guzman - Baltimore Community Organizer for CHIPSA of Maryland LCV will address issues of environmental justice facing Latinx Communities in MD. Our Revolution meeting at Enoch Pratt Free Library - Canton Branch, 1030 S Ellwood Ave, Baltimore, Md.  Facebook event here.


Sun Sept 22 , 2pm Earth Forum of Howard Co at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Cir, Columbia, MD.  Speaker: Hunger, Poverty, Conflict, Environment and Sustainability

with Jaff Bemenjo, Coordinator of RELUFA, The Network for the Fight Against Hunger in Cameroon


Mon Sept 23 all day - Shut Down DC - Global Climate Strike 2019 - Hosted by Extinction Rebellion DC, Rising Tide, 350 DC and others. Pledge to strike here. See https://www.facebook.com/events/514187982669388/  You will want to get plugged in with an affinity group before Sept 23rd  https://www.strikedc.org/   


Extinction talk Tues, Sept 3 at 730pm  Woodridge Library


Two screenings of Normal is Over, a climate change emergency movie at the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW. Washington DC, Sept 8 at 1pm and at Tues, Sept 10 at 7pm. $5. 


See more events leading up to Sept 23 on the  Calendar here.


Tues, Sept 24, 10 -2 pm Transportation Advocates Convening at 2 E. Read St. Baltimore MD. RSVP here. Info lindsey.mendelson@mdsierra.org.

Tuesday Sept 24 7-9 pm Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening - a National Geographic film about people taking action on our climate emergency. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Location: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 10755 Scaggsville Rd, Laurel, MD in the sanctuary. For more info contact Liz at eumcgreenteam@gmail.com Facebook page here.

Wed, Sept 25 AT 5:30 PM  Howard County Green Drinks (with veggie treats) toasts Climate Strike Week at the  Black Flag Brewing Company, 9315 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD. Facebook page here.

Thurs, Sept 26, 7 PM Columbia Association Board Meeting with almost an hour discussion on the Climate Crisis and Plastic Pollution.  Location: 6310 Hillside Ct, #100, Columbia, MD.  Facebook event here.

Friday Sept 27, 4-7 Climate Banner Drops over Route 95 on Gorman Road - Sponsored by the Sunrise Movement Howard County. On the Gorman Road overpass on I-95, we will drop two giant banners and rally around with songs, chants, speeches, and more. Come to show your solidarity with the September week of climate action and learn how to get involved in the climate movement! Facebook page here.

Sat Sept 28 , 10-12 Plastic Free Forum at the Great Fall Library in Great Falls, Va. (about an hour south of Howard Co.) How many ways can you reduce your plastic use? Find out from a panel with many perspectives: consumer, activist, business, and legislative. Panel includes Del. Guzman of the Va. House of Delegates. Representatives from numerous climate, environmental, and waste-related organizations will also be present to answer questions. https://www.facebook.com/events/2439322429459480/

Tues, Oct 1, noon to 1pm, Climate Change: Already in Your Neighborhood.  Dr. Sara Via, Professor & Climate Extension Specialist, UMD. Sarah will answer your questions about climate change using  plain language to make the science easy and interesting. The major impacts on weather, food, water, and human health will also be discussed, along with solutions we can already put into action. There will be plenty of time for additional questions and group discussion.
Please contact Dr. Via for more details: svia@umd.edu. Location:   Howard Community College, 100 Duncan Hall, Columbia, MD 21044

Sun  Oct 6, 1-4,  Environmental Legislative Summit in Chestertown, MD (about 1 1/2 hrs east)  Join the Maryland Legislative Coalition, the Maryland Sierra Club and the Earth Coalition  for an afternoon of discovery about the issues that face Maryland,  what steps have been taken, and what obstacles we must overcome to defeat the existential crisis of Climate Change and other pressing environmental issues.  There will be speakers from the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Riverkeepers, as well as some prominent legislative environmental activists such as Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo and Delegate Sein. Tickets https://www.facebook.com/events/946672849000006/    

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.


Sun Oct 13 -12 to 2 pm Second Hands Across the Potomac. Protest against the Potomac Pipeline and saving the iconic C&O Canal. Meet at Shepherd University, 301 N King St, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  After a rally, we we will march together to the James Rumsey Bridge (a 5 minute walk) which sits over the Potomac River. See details https://www.facebook.com/events/511912572897508/  Sierra Club RSVP here.


Thur October 24 Howard Community College Sustainability Day  10-7 - SAVE THE DATE!
Drawdown Presentation with Lore Rosenthal at 6 -8 pm;  info and registration here.

 


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