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Fri Nov 16, 6:30pm  Racing to Zero movie showing, with Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network, on new solutions to the global problem of waste. Although waste may create garbage, garbage is in itself a RESOURCE, and that is the key. Look behind-the-scenes at how zero waste can be achieved. Vegetarian potluck at 6:30, program at 7 at Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD. 

Fri/Sat/Sun- Nov 16/17/18 -   Weekend Workshop led by Jim Driscoll, Ph.D., Coordinator, MOCO Chapter of The Climate Mobilization, and other local climate leaders.  Focus will be on policy goals, tactics and relationship building for future programs.   This is in response to the County Climate Mobilization Workgroup Report’s proposals to eliminate internal combustion (ICE) cars, go 100% renewable energy, green all our buildings, slash personal consumption including meat and jet travel and become a model for using regenerative agriculture to draw down GHG already in the atmosphere. RSVP by November 12, or  520 250 0509.   Location:  9211 Topeka Street, Bethesda, MD  See June 2018 report here.

Sat Nov 17,  10-12 PATH Action, Complete Streets Walk in Guilford, investivating shocking lack of sidewalks in several areas. Start at First Baptist Church of Guilford, 7504 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, MD. See five nearby sites nearby with no sidewalks, no school and park crosswalks, no bus shelters—no safety, if you are not driving.

Sat Nov 17 Noon - Extinction Rebellion Photo op in front of the White House This movement started in the UK. This is short photo op as a U.S. solidarity event.  Background on UK movement - see Guardian article here. Youtube here.  Demonstration in DC is December 2.

Sun, Nov 18, 7 pm   "Climate Change Science and Christians" with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, internationally known atmospheric scientist. Location: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda Md.   Free, reservations recommended.  All are welcome. Limited tickets available, so register today!  Childcare available upon request; call 301-530-0600.

Mon Nov 19, noon-1:30 pm , Webinar on Community Led Science (can include citizen science air quality monitoring) sponsored by the Maryland Environmental Health Network (MdEHN).  Sign up here.  Webinars will be available online soon to view anytime.    Full webinar series sign-ups available:

Nov 19 Community Led Science

Dec 3 Air Quality and Community Health

Dec 17 Transportation and Community Health

Mon Nov 26 7:30 pm HoCo Delegation hearing on Local Bills -Come to support Delegate Terri Hills bill plastic bag bill  -   "Howard County - Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags, Ho. Co. 4–19  "FOR the purpose of authorizing Howard County to impose, by law, a fee on certain retail establishments for the use of disposable bags as part of a retail sale of products; limiting the amount of a certain fee; defining certain terms; and generally relating to the authority for Howard County to impose a fee for the use of disposable bags."  Location:  Banneker Room, George Howard Bldg, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Elliott City, Md. Sign up for 3 min testimony begins at 7 pm. Recommended but not a requirement, bring 15 copies of written testimony.  Details here. List of all proposed local bills here.

Mon Nov 26, 7pm  - "What Lies Upstream" Howard Co. Sierra Club showing of film on coal industry related chemical pollution of drinking water in West Virginia.  Location: the Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075.  Info and registration here 

Thurs, Nov 29, 7 pm   Lobby training for Maryland Clean Energy Legislation, sponsored by Howard County Climate Action and CCAN at the the Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075

Fri Nov 30  6:30-9:00pm "Before the Flood" movie showing and pizza sponsored by 350 Baltimore and Interfaith Power and Light.  Location: First and St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, 6915 York Rd Baltimore MD. Pizza is at 6:30 pm, movie at 7 followed by a panel discussion. In this movie, follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the globe to witness first hand the devastating effects of climate change and what can be done to solve the climate crisis. Discover the many solutions we can implement today, which will prevent the worst impacts of climate change and unlock a clean energy revolution.  Flyer here.  

Sun, December 2, 2018, noon,   Extinction Rebellion event in DC. This movement started in the UK. This is U.S. solidarity event, a nonviolent action to demand that Congress take sufficient action to save the planet from ecological collapse. Background on UK movement - see Guardian article here. Youtube hereLocation for December 2 event:  Stanton Park, located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and C St. NE, Washington DC. Sign up here

Poster here.