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      Oct 21   2 pm Electrify Maryland Now! (Buildings/Homes)

Mark Stewart, Facilitator of the Mitigation Working Group’s (MWG) Buildings Ad Hoc Group & David Smedick of the Sierra Club, a commenter on the

9-21-20 report Decarbonizing Buildings in Maryland 

Register here:   Share on Facebook hereFlier

Can we stop or drastically reduce using fossil fuels in 10 years?  What about using gas for cooking and heat?

Join us to explore:

    • Barriers in Maryland
    • What other states are doing
    • What climate activists recommend
    • Possible steps forward in MD and what you can do

Questions welcomed.  Sponsored by Howard County Climate Action, Howard County Sierra Club as part of Howard Community College Virtual Sustainability Day    2 min event video promo here

Sierra Club event listing here.        

YOUTUBE of Electrify Maryland Now - 1 1/2 hours.

Resource Document

Wed. Nov 4, 9 to noon,  MCCC Mitigation Work Group  Join the public meeting via Google Meet:   The first few minutes are usually open for short public comments. The agenda is posted shortly before the meeting here.  It will include a continuation of considerations from the Ad Hoc Building sub-group. (see background at )

Wed, Nov 4, 10 am  Brandywine Power Plant Public Hearing on 5 proposed gas power plant  -  Clean Air Prince Georges is asking people to sign up to submit testimony.   Information on making comments and sample comments are on this page   (RE: Mattawoman Energy Center LLC (Case 9330): OPPOSE the proposed amendment Mail Log 231832) -

You can sign up to speak in the virtual meeting on Nov 4 by emailing before noon on Tues, Nov. 3. Or you can send longer written comments through the PSC e-file system found on the main page of the PSC Website ( Comments should be uploaded as PDF files without special characters in the filename before noon on Mon Nov. 2

Sign the  MD Sierra Club action alert here.  You can support opposition and also add your own comments. 

Thurs Nov 5, 6pm Environmental Justice Virtual Forum - Maryland families are suffering the consequences of unsustainable and unhealthy living conditions. During this health and economic crisis, environmental injustices further exacerbate circumstances for communities of color. Now is the time to get informed and equipped to support all Marylanders on this front. Speakers include

UMD Associate Professor Dr. Sacoby Wilson and former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. John B. King, Jr. Register today or see the live stream on this  Facebook page.  Sponsored by the Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, Black Legislative Caucus of Maryland, and Maryland Legislative Asian-American & Pacific Islander Caucus


Mon Nov 9, 7pm Post Election Climate Legislation Outlook -  What's next for climate policy after the elections?   Join Bill McKibben, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, and the CCAN Action Fund for a first look at the election results. Have we had a political earthquake? Is the clean energy revolution finally possible?   Register here.


Wed Nov 11,   8 pm US Solidarity School - Register here.  Last in a series on Wednesdays at 8pm Info:   Description: 

Nov 11 8 pm: From Recovery to Restoration: Holding Politicians Accountable & Organizing for a Just Transition

Nov. 21-22 time tbd  - Grassroots Year End FundraisingPart 4 of a 4 Part 350 Activist Training - Learn how to plan your group’s end of year fundraising campaign. Tips and templates from network affiliates and info on running individual crowd sourcing campaigns. Trainer: Sonia Silbert, 350 VT   Register here.