HoCo Climate Change (formerly known as Climate Change Initiative of Howard County) is an all-volunteer group of Howard County citizens who are working to reduce Howard County's carbon footprint and to promote a clean energy future. We can't do it alone. We need your help. Explore our website to learn ways you can get involved, through discussion circles, advocacy, local events, and more.
Join our ENews list for more about our activities and area climate action in our newsletter (once or twice a month). Fill out mail form here or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our past eNews here.
Download our recently updated brochure here!
Clean Energy or Cove Point?
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 – 9 pm Doors open at 7 pm
50+ Center, East Columbia Library,
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
HoCo Climate Change was a partner in ForwardOnClimate, the largest climate rally ever, in DC, noon to 4 Sunday February 17.
Within Maryland - HoCo Climate Change advocated for several years for CLEAN offshore wind energy, which will provide pollution-free electricity and THOUSANDS of green jobs in MARYLAND. We have victory in 2013! The Maryland Offshore Wind Bill Passed!
Beginning in 2011 we have been advocating for Fracking Moratoriums and Bans - Many of us just saw The Promised Land with Matt Damon, Triple Divide and Gasland 2. . Join us at the movies! And check out anti-fracking campaigns at www.chesapeakeclimate.org, www.americansagainstfracking.org/ and Citizen Shale (Marylanders concerned about fracking) .
We are also concerned about the TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, an international trade agreement in process that would increase fracking. See our TPP page here.
See the Howard County and MD/DC Events pages for details on all of our upcoming events include all of our advocacy events.What Can You Do?
Check out energy savings from your utility - BGE here or Allegheny Energy/Potomac Edison (now part of FirstEnergyCorp) here.
We are currently forming discussion circles that meet to read articles on climate change and discuss the information. These discussion circles are an excellent way to meet other people in the community who are interested in climate change.
We also need volunteers to help with numerous activities including
· Starting new discussion groups
· Facilitating discussion groups
· Updating the CCIHC web site
· Writing/editing announcements
· Writing articles for the web site and blogs
· Advocating for climate change solutions
Climate change is happening faster than we all anticipated.