HoCo Climate Action and Advocacy
Tuesdays Sept 13 to Oct 25, 10:30 to noon - The Maryland Clean Energy Center, the Connecting to the Energy Economy Speaker Series hosts FREE webinars feature significant and current topics, with an impressive assembly of panelists offering information for those who want to enable resilient operations and decarbonize facilities and fleets. Scheduled sessions will address the programs, policies, and initiatives that could redefine and further the advancement of clean energy generation, facilitate environmental justice for disadvantaged consumers, and encourage access to incentives and financing strategies to assist in implementation- including the Energy as a Service model. Select the programs you want to attend live via Zoom. Follow-up program links to recordings will also be emailed to Regi rants following each program. More info here Register for multiple sessions here
Monday, Oct 3, 7 pm - Webinar - What’s the Deal with Vermont Gas’ Bid to Buy “Renewable” Natural Gas from New York’s largest landfill? - Vermont Gas Systems is currently petitioning the Public Utility Commission to approve a Renewable Natural Gas contract with the largest landfill in NYS. Here's what you need to know and do. Register here. Speakers:
Tuesday, Oct 4, 1 pm How Unprecedented Incentives and Funding in the Inflation Reduction Act Can Advance Local Climate Action - The City Renewables Accelerator, co-led by RMI and WRI, is excited to announce a 4th installment of our federal funding learning series. The learning series has focuses on helping local governments and community partners understand, navigate, and pursue federal funding opportunities that can advance ambitious local climate action and resilience projects. This upcoming session spotlights the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, help communities better understand the latest federal funding opportunities and related changes, and highlights the most up-to-date tools and resources. Register here.
Wednesday, Oct 5, 7:30 - Ask an EV Owner - 1st Wednesday of the every month at 7:30 p.m. Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC (EVADC) hosts this monthly on-line event for those who have any EV questions. Details and zoom links
Wednesday, Oct 12, 1:00-2:30 pm ET Electrify Everything Locally! Chat ‘n Act by Elders for Regenerative Living This session is about working within your own community, as well as your building departments to bring about change. There will be a conversation with Diane Bailey of the Campaign for Fossil Free Buildings Silicon Valley about actions that have worked in the San Francisco Bay Area and that will work anywhere. Interactive discussion and action planning. Participants will receive reading material and resources in preparation for each of the sessions. Optional donation. Register here.
Tuesday, Oct 16 - Mitigation Working Group - regular meeting which is usually 10 to noon. Access via Google Meet - https://meet.google.com/oea-qxha-zfc For info and to get on the list to receive meeting updates email: email@example.com. Continued review of Recommendations for the Annual Report - Discussion draft from the Oct 4 meeting.
10-3 Table Fair - Also workshops, films, zooms throughout the day.
3-6 pm - Campus Tours & Service Projects
Thursday, Oct 20, 6-9 pm CCAN 20th Anniversary Celebration at District Winery in Washington DC. Join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for a FANTASTIC Party on Thursday Night October 20th. We’re Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary on the Banks of the Anacostia River in DC with Beer, Wine, Tons of Great Food, Music, a Silent Auction, and Great Speakers Featuring Bill McKibben, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and Others. Fundraiser tickets $100 or more. Register here.
Wednesday, Nov 9, 1-3 m. Maryland Commission on Climate Change, Hybrid meeting - via Google Meet and in person at MDE headquarters first floor conference rooms. 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230.