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Tues August 14, 8:30- 12 -  Leading the Way: Montgomery County Confronts Climate Change, a Mini Climate Summit in Montgomery County inspired by the Global Climate Summit (GCAS), September 12-14, 2018, in San Francisco.  See   "Climate Mobilization Report" here which will help inform and guide conversation about what is being done to address climate change locally, what we should be doing, and how we get there.   Outcomes of "Leading the Way" will inform a public briefing during the week of the Global Climate Action Summit to be  held Wed, Sept. 12th 6-8:30pm at the County Council offices in Rockville. Press release here.   

Thurs, Aug 16 6:30-7:30 pm - Halt the Harm Network Webinar on Using Social Media 
Are you using social media effectively? Some organizations have developed a coordinated and strategic approach to using social media, and have been able to see tangible results : more people at events, more support during a fundraiser, more celebrating victories. Learn how to use the 3 most popular social media networks, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and how they can be utilized for advocacy as well as tips, tricks, and helpful resources to create engaging social media content.  Register here for free online training. Once you register, you'll be able to see the live webinar and access the replay (so register even if you may not watch it live).   (Halt the Harm is a network of people fighting the harms of fracking. Register for the Halt the  Harm network here for access to communications and free webinars.)

August 17, 10-2pm   Float for the Coast,  Fish Tales, 2107 Herring Way, Ocean City, Md.  Oceania Mid-Atlantic and others invite people to paddle from Fish Tales to the Ocean City Convention Center. Advocacy activities will take place on the bay once paddlers convene behind the convention center around noon, voicing support for Maryland Offshore Wind and opposition to drilling off the Mid Atlantic coast while advocating for a cleaner coast and healthier waters and promoting trash free/plastics free waters. Signs are encouraged! Registration is required for this event! Additional details and REGISTRATION HERE:

Mon August 20, 1 - 3 pm - Oversight Hearing on Repeated Flooding Events in Ellicott City, MD - Reviewing the Federal Role in Preventing Future Events.  This is a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works CommitteeSubcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  Senator Ben Cardin is the Democratic Ranking Member and his office sent and invitation for people to attend.  Location: The George Howard Bldg, Banneker Room 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.  Please RSVP to or 420-962-4436

Tues August 21 , 7 pm HoCoClimateAction meeting.  RSVP for location.  Join us to continue planning for September 8 Rise for Climate and more.

Thurs August 31, 10-3om  Maryland Climate Commission's Mitigation Task Force Meeting, 1800 Washington Boulevard. Baltimore MD. Info here.

Co-sponsored by Clarksville Commons, the Howard County Sierra Club Group, HoCoClimateAction and more in collaboration with Clarksville Commons Drive Electric Day.   Signup to get updates here and  here. #RiseForClimate

This is one of many events nationwide.  In  California and across the country in advance of the  Global Climate Summit in CA starting Sept 12 groups are holding local events on Sept 8 and 9.  National Sponsors include the  Sierra Club,, SEIU, CWA, Green Faith and many more   Other Local events:

Sat Sept 8 noon-4 Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice in Baltimore Signup here Baltimore War Memorial, 101 N Gay St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Sun Sept 9  2pm  MoCo Rise for Climate!  Rockville Town Square, 21 Maryland Ave,        Rockville , MD 20850  Info and signin here. Rally to hold our local leaders and businesses to account, and to demand that they walk the talk on climate action. Hear powerful speakers, enjoy live music, and learn about organizations in our County fighting for local leadership on climate.

Sept 12-14, 2018  California hosts a huge Global Climate Summit (GCAS) - News Stories here and here. The Global Climate Action Summit is challenging people, communities, societies and economies around the world to 'step up' and to "Take Ambition to the Next Level." It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

Wed Sept 12, 6-8:30pm  Public Briefing on local climate summit  "Leading the Way -- Montgomery County Confronts Climate Change" in Montgomery County Council offices in Rockville, MD. Register here. This is an action of local groups holding events are in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), September 12-14, 2018, in San Francisco. 

Wed Sept 12, 7 p.m.  Columbia Association (CA)'s  Climate Change & Sustainability Advisory Committee Resident speak out meeting  at CA  Long Reach Tennis Club   6180 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia, MD 21045.  Come and voice your opinion to  this new climate change advisory committee.

Sept 13, 6-8 pm - MD League of Conservation Voters 2018 Scorecard Release Party at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD.  Honoring Maryland General Assembly members  who have have shown superlative leadership on legislation focused on environmental preservation. These Honorees received 100% scores in 2018, possess lifetime scores above 95%, and served as lead sponsors of environmental legislation throughout the past three years. Honorees include Delegate Clarence Lam from Howard Co. Free registration here with optional donation.  

Sun Sept 29 - Save the date: Washington DC Demonstration calling for a halt to the expansion of gas and oil infrastructure and for renewables now. For more information:

Wed Oct 24 10 am  National Campus Sustainability Day -  Howard Community College, Science, Engineering & Technology Bldg. Lobby, Outdoor event on Science Quad, Arboretum, and Nature Trails. 10-3,  Tables and workshops  

3-5 Sustainability tours

5-7 Sustainable food demonstrations and samples  Flier here.