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NEXT BIG EVENT:
GET READY TO MARCH Sept. 21 in NYC during UN climate talks. Read Bill McKibben's call to action here and sign up here. Columbia Bus is on of 8 Maryland Buses $20 up&back on Sept 21 - Sign up here And more on other buses etc. here.
Please sign this petition to tell Govenor O'Malley - Oppose Fracked Gas Exports at Cove Point. Tell Governor O'Mally to call for a study of the risks from Cove Point..
Beginning in 2011, we have been advocating for a fracking moratorium or bans. Many of us saw The Promised Land with Matt Damon, Triple Divide and Gasland 2. Check out anti-fracking campaigns at www.chesapeakeclimate.org, www.americansagainstfracking.org/ and Citizen Shale (Western Marylanders concerned about fracking) .
We are deeply concerned about the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a international trade agreement being negotiated in secret that would increase fracking. See our TPP page here.
Download our recently updated brochure here!
What Can You Do?
Check out energy savings from your utility - BGE here or Allegheny Energy/Potomac Edison (now part of FirstEnergyCorp) here.
Discussion circles 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
Recent Event - Columbia MD was one of 9 cities on the Maryland Crossroads Tour-Clean Energy v Cove Point? Tues Dec. 3, 7:30 – 9 pm at 50+ Center, East Columbia Library, Missed this event? Want to share it with friends? See Video of Tour presentation in Frederick here. Read op-ed here.
HoCo Climate Change was a partner in ForwardOnClimate, the largest climate rally ever, in DC, noon to 4 Sunday February 17, 2013
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!
Climate change is happening faster than we all anticipated.