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coming Events

Learn about utilities’ role in slowing or accelerating the transition to renewable energy and take action with us and our partners 

Tuesday, May 14,  7 pm - Utilities Public Education Series by target utilities’ role in slowing or accelerating the transition to renewable energy.  The topic for May 14 is Community Run Renewables,   See the topics for each week, and sign up for certain topics or the whole series through July 16 here. 

Wednesday, May 22,  7 p.m. - Power Up Communities Part 2 -  Third Act's training series equipping YOU to participate in Third Act's campaign to democratize our energy system.  Part 2, What’s up, Docket?: Key Issues and Topics on PUC Dockets -  is about understanding  the energy justice policies at stake in your state's Public Utility Commission, and untangling the spaghetti bowl of insider jargon so you can engage your PUC (PSC)  together with local groups. [This will equip you to join with actions in Maryland with Maryland Climate Partners which includes HoCoClimate Action, Third Act Maryland and many more.]  Register for zoom here. 

Wednesday, May 22, 8 pm  - MARYLAND specific Power Up Communities Part 2 Session

Sign up for this zoom here   Our power comes from acting together.  Come to learn what we can do to supports all the efforts to redirect utility  decision to renewables. There are many PSC working groups and PSC dockets and opportunities for public input.  We can do this only if we work together. Join us.

See Session One: ABCs of PSCs/PUCs - recording and slides

Thursday, May 23, 7 pm - Energy for Everyone: Take Back our Power! Sponsored by 350 Chicago  - Fossil fuel utilities are blocking the transition to renewable energy and ruthlessly profiting off of the American people. During the webinar, we’ll hear from leaders from across the US–from New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Colorado, and San Diego. We’ll hear stories about campaigns targeting utilities that have won against all odds, campaigns that lost but learned valuable lessons, and exciting campaigns that are just getting off the ground. Sign up 

Wednesday June 12, 6 pm, Power Up Communities Part 3. Stand and Deliver: The Nuts and Bolts of PUC Intervention.   What’s an intervenor? What’s a Motion? What’s an Order, and why is a “Procedural Order” so important? How can Third Actors affect the outcomes of these critical dockets? Learn what to expect in a PUC proceeding, how to comment on a docket versus how to give testimony as an intervenor. We’ll offer a walkthrough of a recent state PUC fuel docket to understand the players and their positions, and equip you to make effective policy arguments as an energy customer, civic leader and concerned citizen. [Again you will be able to to join with actions in Maryland with Maryland Climate Partners which includes HoCoClimate Action, Third Act Maryland and many more.]  Register for zoom here.

Other Events:

Wednesday, May 15, 12– 1 pm   From Local to Global: The Climate Solutions We Need Now With everyone pitching in, we can scale local climate solutions globally, even in the face of national and subnational power shifts. RMI experts will discuss innovative solutions underway around the world — and what each of us can do now to make the clean energy future a reality sooner than later.  Register

Wednesday, May 15,  3-4 pm - Make Your Go Electric! Plan - Tools and resources to get you started   Learn how to create an electrification plan to upgrade your home for greater energy efficiency, reduced costs, increased comfort and safety.  A great Electrify Now home energy webinar. Register here.

Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. HoCo Green Drinks at the Phoenix Upper Main, 8308 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.   Green Drinks is a group for environmentally conscious residents of Howard County who want to gather once a month to share information. Updates via Facebook.

Thursday, May 16  10-4 pm - EPA Mid-Atlantic Region 2024 Virtual Summit:  Empowering Communities for Environmental Equity - The summit is free and open to the public. The summit will convene representatives from communities; non-profit organizations; Tribes; professional organizations and advocacy groups; businesses; academia; and federal, state, and local government in the Mid-Atlantic Region. However, anyone interested in environmental and public health may attend the summit. Info including speaker list here. Register

Tuesday, May 21, 1-4 pm - Navigating Organizational Funding for Home Energy Upgrade Programs in Justice 40 Communities - The federal government is releasing historic amounts of funding to advance home energy upgrades in the United States right now, with many specifically dedicated to delivering energy savings, comfort, and health benefits to Justice 40 communities. Many of these funding opportunities come with difficult applications and complicated requirements due within short timelines.  Join us for a three-hour workshop to hear actionable advice on the nuts and bolts of applying for Inflation Reduction Act and bipartisan infrastructure law grants, prizes, and technical assistance. This is the first workshop in a series organized by EPA and R2E2 and designed to support community-based organizations, small businesses, and local governments in creating equitable efficiency and electrification home upgrade programs. Info and register here.

Wednesday, May 22, 1-3 pm - MCCC Mitigation Working Group - Link will be under upcoming meetings in right column here. The meeting agenda will be posted under MWG ​meeting materials here.

Wednesday, May 29 at 7 pm - Tom Steyer — Cheaper, Faster, Better: How We'll Win the Climate War - with Bill McKibben. In person book talk in DC, at  Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 About:  The climate is changing more rapidly than scientists predicted even a few years ago, with extreme weather already touching our everyday lives. At the same time, the clean energy revolution is forging ahead faster than nearly anyone anticipated. As Tom Steyer sees it, these two trends together create a moment like the one America faced during World War II: on the one hand, an existential threat calling for collective action; on the other, an opportunity to lead the world, protect the planet, and set the stage for a new generation of shared economic prosperity.

This event is free with first come, first served seating.

Monday, June 3, 6 pm  - Gaslight The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Fight for America's Energy Future.  Join author Jonathan Mingle and CCAN founder Mike Tidewell for a timely discussion about energy, climate change and the dark history of fossil fuels. In person book tall at Busboys and Poets. 14th and V Street NW. Washington DC Free reservation here.

Wednesday, June 5,  1pm - Farm Bill for Climate Justice! Webinar - In the coming weeks, Congress is going to vote on the monumental federal Farm Bill. This is an opportunity that only comes about twice a decade, and no matter what happens, a bill WILL pass, so we need to take advantage of this opportunity to move forward on our climate goals. 

Register here to find out what this looks like and how you can help.

Wednesday, June 5,  3- 3:30 pm - Air Source Heat Pumps - High Efficiency Heating and Cooling - Learn about air source heat pump systems - the best way to heat and cool your home, lower your energy bills and slash your carbon emissions. Heat pumps are 3-5 times more energy efficient than other heating and cooling systems; From Electrify Now -  register here 

Thursday, June 6th from 8:30 - 4:30, Third Act DMV Mobilization for Climate & Democracy - In person: Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Decatur Place, N.W. (off Florida Ave.), Washington, D.C. Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)   About:  Join Third Act Activists (elders in last 1/3 of life)  from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia for an in-person gathering to help build our foundation for democracy and climate activism.  Special Guest Speakers: Activist, author, and Third Act advisor Rebecca Solnit, and Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin.   Space is limited!  Registration here!

Tuesday, June 11, 3-4pm - Cumulative Impacts: How Potential Flood Exposures, Resource Access, and Social Vulnerability Affect Resilience Outcomes - one of the EPA's Healthy and Resilient Communities Research Webinar SeriesRegister here. 

Thursday, June 20, 1-3 pm MCCC Mitigation Working Group - Link will be under upcoming meetings in right column here. The meeting agenda will be posted under MWG ​meeting materials here.