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Weekly Sundays 2 pm - HoCo Sunrise Movement Hub - info email

Sunday, May 17, 6-7 pm ⋅ Building Bridges Series: Creating Healthy Collaborations for Climate Justice - Being an Ally - What does it mean to be an ally for those of other cultures, especially those who have experienced marginalization?  What specifically does it look like to serve in "allyship" with someone who is treated differently by the system we live in? How do we identify, and then express that identity, as we cultivate environments that are cross-cultural and collaborative? Are there other terms beside "ally" and how do we navigate any pitfalls in this label?  These questions and more will be considered.  From Transition US  Register here.

Mon, May 18,   6:30 PM Beyond Coal Webinar: Water Permits, ELG's and more!   Join a debrief of  the past couple of months and discussing how coal plants in Maryland have been polluting our water. Toxic coal ash pollution from the GenOn and Talen power Plants are a threat to Maryland families and communities. Coal ash wastewater contains health-harming and ecologically destructive selenium, arsenic, mercury, nitrogen, and other compounds.   Join the Sierra Club and representatives from the Environmental Integrity Project & Potomac Riverkeepers to learn more about  the steps Maryland Department of the Environment is taking and what you can do to keep our water safe and free of toxic pollutants. Register here.

Monthly for 3 months  - Tues & Thurs, 7-8:30 pm - Webinar Series on the A-Z Impacts of Plastic   

May 19 - 21st - Health

June 16th - 18th - Economics

July 21st - 23rd - Environment

August 18th - 20st - Climate

Will the Ohio River valley become a toxic sacrifice zone instead of source of water for people, farms, and wildlife?  Find out about the proposed Shell ethane cracker plant, which would make brand new raw plastic from fracking. The production of plastic – from underground gas pocket through the wellhead, pipelines, refineries, shipping/logistics to your trash-- has impacts that affect our health, economy, environment and climate. In this series you can join a discussion of leaders working toward solutions and actions we can take together.  Info and signup:

Wed, May 20, 7-8 pm  New Organizing Tools - Training for CCAN Maryland Activists with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.  Join for an activist training to learn all about how to use Slack and Outreach Circle to grow our climate movement in Maryland. Sign up here

Thurs, May 21  2-4:30 PM  The Story of Plastic: Screening & discussion with MD Legislators

View  the 95-minute movie  STORY OF PLASTIC and participate in a Zoom discussion immediately afterward, with four Maryland legislators.  

Delegate Kumar Barve, Maryland House of Delegates, Chair, House Environment & Transportation Committee (keynote); Congressman Jaime Raskin, US House of Representatives, Maryland 8th District;  Congressman John Sarbanes, US House of Representatives, Maryland 3rd District;

State Senator Malcolm Augustine, Maryland Senate, District 47 (Prince George's County);

Delegate Brooke Lierman, Maryland House of Delegates, District 46 (City of Baltimore)

Register here.   Sponsored by Oceana and Trash-Free Maryland.  For questions:

Thurs, May 21 7pm - HoCoClimateAction Advocacy meeting. Email for info

Thurs, May 21, 7-8:30 pm  - Virtual screening and panel discussion on the new film THE STORY OF PLASTIC  by Waterskeepers ChesapeakeOnce you RSVP, you will get the screening and video conferencing links as well as ways to join the global movement to ban plastics for good. Post-Screening Virtual Video Conversation with Waterkeepers Chesapeake and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Anacostia Riverkeeper, James River Riverkeeper, and the Trash Free Assateague Program Coordinator. The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it

Thurs May 21  8 -9  How does climate change hurt Baltimore?   Join a discussion with Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine about how climate change is already hurting Baltimore’s aging infrastructure and public health. Tim Sandoval of Sunrise Movement Baltimore talks with Cassie about his article “Hell and High Water.” Hosted by Sunrise Movement Baltimore

Join in on Facebook live here.

Sat May 23, 4-7pm How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—and Fairly: The GND & Beyond

YES! Magazine will host Stan Cox, author of The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can, and his Ecosphere Studies colleagues Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, and YES! Contributing Editor Robert Jensen in a discussion of the need for climate policies that go far beyond new technology, carbon taxes, and other market-based approaches.  Naomi Klein on Stan Cox's book - "An iconoclast of the best kind, Stan Cox has an all-too-rare commitment to following arguments wherever they lead, however politically dangerous that turns out to be. Register here.

Sun May 24, 7-8:30 pm  Coronavirus and Climate Crisis Community Support Circle with XR Baltimore - As our world is rapidly engulfed in the coronavirus pandemic and we continue extended social distancing, we are called to create and discover new forms of virtual community through which we can collectively process these challenging times. Instead of our usual climate grief circle, we will be holding virtual meetings to share our anxieties, fears, grief, and anger about the covid19 crisis. Info:

Wed, May 27, 7-8 pm Orientation for New CCAN Maryland Activists    What is the Chesapeake Climate Action Network? What does it mean to volunteer for us? Join for a new member orientation to learn all about CCAN and what YOU can do to build our climate movement and secure a safe climate future in Maryland and beyond. WHAT: Orientation for New CCAN Maryland.. Sign up here.

Sat, May 30, 2020  10- noon  REVERSING GLOBAL WARMING:  Introduction to Drawdown Register for zoom session on Project Drawdown.  Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, experts identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050. Register