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Wed, April 10, 6-8 pm How Will Climate Change Transform American Democracy?  New America Fellows Program and Future Tense conversation with David Wallace-Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, and Vann Newkirk, Staff Writer at the Atlantic, about the far-reaching impacts of climate change and steps policymakers and citizens can take to address short-term threats and build long-term strategies for resilience. At: 740 15th St, NW, Suite 900, Washington DC  or streaming from New America Website.

Sat April 13 10-4 Howard County Greenfest "Science and our Environment" at Howard Community College, Science, Engineering, and Technology Building. Sign up to table with HoCoClimateAction - email

Wed. April 24, 9-2 pm Youth Climate Summit, The Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD. Come to learn about climate change and what you can do to fight it at the 2019 DC Area Youth Climate Summit. Addresses from youth keynote speakers, a tabling fair of local organizations, a student panel, and breakout sessions in each of the following categories: learning about climate change, advocacy training, and connecting with an environmental movement. Meet other activists and youth in the area, and come away with the skills to make a difference. Because we have 11 years left to tackle the climate crisis, and because it's up to our generation to do that. DC event info here.

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Thurs, April 25, Green New Deal Townhall by the Sunrise Movement, University of Maryland, College Park MD, Room TDB. Register here.

Sat April 27, 1-4pm, Earth Day Tabling at Clarksville Commons. A variety of local groups will have tables and info. Earth-friendly organizations, eco-minded businesses, and local farmers will be here sharing information about all they do. It’s easy and fun to be green! Clarksville Commons describes itself as a green Town Center for Clarksville,with united shopping and dining in an inviting common areas that reveal meaningful commitments to renewable energy, sustainability and award-winning green building practices. More here.

April 27, 9-3, Scientific Symposium on Air Quality and Health at the Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town, 28 William L. Wilson Fwy, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. This event brings together some of the nation's leading experts in air pollution and health with a special emphasis on children’s health and development. It is free but registration is required - email and here.

Sun April 28, 2pm Howard County Earth Forum at First Presbyterian Church/ Info here.

Tues April 30, 7 pm "Reinventing Power" movie showing and solar discussion led by Peter Barnes from the Howard County Sierra Club at Miller Library, the Avalon Room. Info and signup here.

Sat, May 4, 2-4pm HoCo Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Town Hall in Columbia. Register Info: Facebook here.

Mon-Thurs May 6-9 - VOICES Coalition (Victory Over In-frack-structure, Clean Energy inStead) Art Exhibit on Mall and Lobby Day . Facebook page. Signup page. Invite to members of Congress. Visit the living sculpture on the National Mall, right on Congress' doorstep that will illustrate and enumerate the harms done to communities by pipelines and related fossil fuel infrastructure. Sign up to participate in meetings with key members of Congress and ask them to hold hearings and open an investigation into FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and their many assaults on our rights and the rights of nature. 

Sat May 11, 8 AM-7:30 PM 5th University of Maryland Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium   Location: The Stamp (Adele H. Stamp Student Union), 3972 Campus Dr, College Park, Maryland  Join us on Saturday, May 11 for a day of discussions and workshop sessions focused on environmental justice and health disparities throughout the region and beyond. Agenda here Register here:

Mon May 13, 6:15 pm  2019 Environmental Justice Symposium is Over, What's Next - UMD School of Public Health, Room 2234CC, 4200 Valley Dr #2242, College Park, MD. No advance registration required. This is one of a series of community engagement and citizen science trainings offered by CEEJHLab at UMD. Flier here.

Tues May 14 7 pm Baltimore Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Town Hall, War Memorial Building,  101 N Gay St # D, Baltimore, MD 21202.  Register here

Mon May 20, 12-4  Microplastics and Trash: A Local Look at a Regional Issue. Location: Baltimore Marriott Camden Yards Inner Harbor, 110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD.  This ForumPlus will present the state of the science, status, prevalence, and human health impacts of plastics and microplastics pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. This is a free workshop before the start of the Choose Clean Water Conference in Baltimore. Register via the Conference registration page here.

May 31, 7 pm  The Sunrise Movement's  Green New Deal Tour Final Stop in DC   Location TDB.  Join us at the final stop of the Road to a Green New Deal Tour to hear leaders in our community share about how the Green New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, and what that looks like for us.  See tour overview and all stops here.

Tuesday, June 4  HoCo Climate Action Fundraiser at Tino's Italian Bistro