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MD-DC Area Events


Sat/Sun  Jan 9/10, 2021  2-4pm each day on zoom - Environmental Summit sponsored by the Maryland Legislative Coalition (MLC) and the Sierra Club, Lower Eastern Shore Group.  It is called the Eastern Shore Environmental Legislative Summit on Eventbrite; last year it took place on the Eastern Shore.  But the MLC is statewide and the environmental legislation covered is for all of Maryland   The first day will have presentations by legislators and the second day by climate/environmental advocacy groups. Info/schedule here, Registration for each day here. Facebook event here.

Tues  Jan  12 2021  8-9:30 am Howard County Sustainability Breakfast on Zoom hosted by the Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board. Register for zoom link here. Flyer here. (see last year's agenda here)

Tues Jan 12, 10 am - Climate Solutions Now virtual press conference - View Livestream here.

Tues Jan. 12;  6 p.m. - Less Plastic Please 2021 Planning Meeting Tuesday, Email to RSVP

Tues Jan 12  7:00 PM - CCAN student Legislative Cram session - Details and RSVP

Wed Jan 13 Opening of Maryland Legislature. Hearings on bills start Jan 14

Thurs Jan 14 at 7 pm - HoCo Sustainability Board - Presentation on EPR Extended Producer Responsibility  Sydney Harris -  Product Stewardship. Link to join here.

Sat Jan 16, 10 to noon - HoCo League of Women Voters Virtual Legislative Breakfast - all members of the HoCo Delegation to the MD Legislature are invited to attend and talk briefly about their legislative priorities and answer questions. Most do attend. Bring your own breakfast and attend FREE virtually online this year. Register here or watch live on Facebook here.

Mon, Jan.18, 7pm - watch film Unbreathable , 7:30pm- panel discussion RSVP and Flyer Unbreathable spotlights the ongoing struggle for clean air in the United States. This 30-minute film shares stories of communities, including Baltimore, that are fighting for healthier air and the challenges we face to ensure healthy air for all.

Tues, Jan 19, 10-noon - MCCC Mitigation Working Group Meeting - Agenda here includes:

2021 Workplan Finalization (30 minutes) See workplan here.

Final GGRA Plan (30 minutes)

Transportation: Updates on the Transportation and Climate Initiative (30 minutes)

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Tue, Jan 19, 12:30 - 1:30 PM  Transit Safety & Investment Act Kickoff Event!  

Join a virtual kickoff event to rally for funding for Maryland's transit system to avert a dangerous maintenance backlog! Special guests include Senator McCray and Delegate Lierman, sponsors of the Transit Safety & Investment Act. Stay tuned for details on additional speakers. Strong public transit systems are essential for our state’s economy and a healthy environment. However, Maryland’s transit system, MTA, is facing a maintenance backlog that threatens its ability to operate. MTA must receive funding so that Marylanders can safely and reliably travel to their essential destinations each day--including the 1 in 3 transit riders that work in essential job services.  Register here.

Tues Jan 19, 1:30 pm Making 2021 the Year we Break Fossil Fuel Addiction presented by the New York Times Climate Hub . Access here.

Tue, Jan 19, 2021 7-8 MD Sierra Club Legislative Briefing for Howard County group as well as PGCo, AACo, SMD, Greater Baltimore Groups. Sign up for zoom link here.

Legislative briefings for other MD SC groups are:

Sat Jan 9, 2021 10:50 to noon.Catoctin, Washington County, & Western MD Groups. Register here.

Mon, Jan 11, 2021 7:00-8:30 pm MoCo SC Group briefing. Register here.

Thurs, Jan 21 5:30- 7 Howard County Green Drinks. Proposed topic - several speakers on county and MD legislation of interest to Howard Co. To get zoom invites email:

Sun. Jan 24, 2021 2pm Climate, Covid, Capitalism: Connections and Context for the Next Stage of the Fight - The fight to end the climate crisis cannot be viewed in isolation from the other major crises through which we are living.Come to discuss the context in which we must carry out the struggle for the emergency transition that can save us from an uninhabitable planet. Six great panelists. Sponsored by the CT Climate Crisis Mobilization and 350CT. Register here.

Mon, Jan 25 at 7 pm. - HoCo Climate Action Advocacy Meeting. Email for link.

Tues Jan 26, 5:30-7:30 - Maryland Virtual Environmental Summit sponsored by the coalition of Maryland environmental groups known as CCE (Citizens Campaign for the Environment)!  Learn about and rally for passage of important environmental bills in the General Assembly's 2020 session. Register here.

Thurs, Jan 28, 7 pm Maryland Sierra Club Lobby Night Virtual Kickoff. Sign up for an introduction to priority bills. Virtual lobby meetings with your representatives will start on February 1st and last a week or more. More info and sign up here.

Note: Volunteer District Captains will help organize and lead constituent teams from their districts in meetings. To get more information on being a lobby captain and to sign up fill out this form.

Sun Jan 31, 2 pm Maryland Legislative Briefing for People of Faith. Info and registration here. Jointly sponsored by IPC, Interfaith Power & Light, and Earth Forum of Howard County. Keynote speaker: State Delegate Wanika Fisher.  Focusing on several bills including the top 2 priorities of the Climate Justice Wing which are the Climate Solutions Now Act and the Transit Equity Recovery Package.  See info on these 2 bills and more here.


Thurs Feb 4 to March 25, 9-noon - Howard County Online Course - Climate Change: Science, Policy and Local Action sponsored by HOLLIE - HoCo Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment. Registration is at Eventbrite HoLLIE 2021. For the full 2021 curriculum and schedule, see This course is for people who want to turn knowledge about the environment and climate change into action in Howard County and the state of Maryland.

Thurs, Feb 4, 2021  6-7 MD Sierra Club Clean and Renewable Energy Team Monthly Open Meeting- register for zoom here.

Thurs, Feb 4, 2021  7:30-8:30 MD Sierra Club Howard Co group monthly meeting (the first Thursdays). Focus this month on local and state proposed legislation.  Register for zoom link here.

Wed Feb 10, 2021  7:30-9:30  The Story of Plastic - Register here to receive a link to view the 95-minute documentary which will be sent to you to watch at your convenience before 7:30 pm on February 10th or watch along with us then stay for the panel discussion that follows. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.

Hosted by Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in cooperation with the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission