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ONGOING - Weekly Thurs at noon We Are Cove Point in Annapolis  -  110 State Circle, Annapolis, Md  weekly demonstration  calling on Governor Hogan to support a safety study on Dominion’s LNG export terminal being built in Cove Point.  Check out the theme of the week at 

Wed April  18  5pm  Rally to Keep Maryland Frack Free  Location: MD Dept of the Environment, MDE 1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore Md.  One year ago, Maryland banned fracking! But in that year, new fracking infrastructure has been built in our state, and corporations like Dominion Energy and TransCanada are asking for permits to build more. Fracking infrastructure in Maryland, like pipelines, export terminals and compressor stations, drive more fracking in our neighboring states that harm communities there. Pollution in the air and water from those states doesn't stop at our borders. And the infrastructure in Maryland directly threatens the health and safety of Marylander. Attend to send a message to  MDE that Maryland isn't really frack free if we aren't fracking infrastructure free. We'll rally in front of the MDE office on the Washington Blvd side. Bring signs or use ours. Invite your friends.

Thurs April 19, 7 pm (doors 6:30) Candidate Forum Sponsored by MD LCV, Sierra Club and Maryland Matters at  401 East 30th Street  Baltimore, MD 21218 . The forum will highlight environmental positions held by each of the gubernatorial candidates from across the party-spectrum.  It is nonpartisan and all candidates running in the primary election for Governor will be invited. Topics will be drawn from responses to candidate questionnaires collected from Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club Maryland Chapter and Clean Water Action Maryland.  Facebook here, register Eventbrite here, MCLCV here. Submit questions here until April 18 . Standing room only now if you do not have a reservation.

Sat April 21.  9-1pm    Culture, Climate and Change: How social factors shape the climate 
Location:  Norman James Theatre - William Smith Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD Join the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC)or an in-depth exploration of the social factors that influence opinions, beliefs, and perceptions of climate change on the Eastern Shore. Participants will gain an appreciation for how our region's rich cultural landscape shapes the dialogue - or lack thereof - about how we respond to climate risks. Participants will also learn ways to speak effectively, accurately, and confidently about climate change.The first 70 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of "How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate" by Andrew Hoffman, a professor of business and sustainability at the University of Michigan  Continental breakfast will be provided. $20  Register here.

Sat April 21  10-4  - Greenfest at Howard Community College -   Find us at booth #26, on the  first floor.  Over 75 tables with local green businesses and environmental non-profits, speakers and demonstrations, plant sales and fun for the whole family.

Sun 4/22  9 am & 10:45, Brooke Harper, Chesapeake Climate Action Network MD and DC Policy Director,  Earth Day Services Speaker at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 10755 Scaggsville Rd, Laurel Md

Sun 4/22  2-6 pm  Stand with the Land:  Earth Day Pop-Up Gallery - Join Lancaster Against Pipelines for art and music at Tellus 360, 24 E. King Street, Lancaster PA 17602.  Info:

Wed, April 25, 7-9 pm “Understanding Our Environmental Legacy III” to be hosted by St. James
Episcopal Church/Mt. Airy. (1307 N. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD)  The community is invited to participate in a series of free presentations that focus on raising awareness of the natural world around us. From discussions on citizen science to citizen participation, we will look at how we can all help decrease our food waste, compost our organic waste, marvel at the amazing diversity of the natural world in Maryland, find out if we are at risk for new diseases entering the United States during these times of environmental changes and finally we will discuss climate change; how do we know this is happening and what we can do about it?

Sat May 12, 9-4 pm.  The 4th Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) 2018 Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium Includes workshops on gas infrastructure.     Location Stamp Student Union, UMD College Park, MD.  Agenda here.  Register here.  This symposium convenes numerous regional legislators, nonprofit organizations, and researchers for an in-depth examination of environmental justice and health disparities issues affecting our region. Registration is free, and includes lunch.

Fri- Sun May 18-20   Solidarity Maryland Organizing Conference -(postponed from March 9-11)   - Location BWI area. Some scholarships  Facebook page here. available.  Note this webpage currently says Use code "PROG15" to save $15!  on Eventbrite registration with agenda here.
Saturday evening program with 5 powerful LOCAL women who have been on the front lines of the fight again fossil fuels on a Fuel Resisters Panel.  
Malinda C from Lancaster Against Pipelines (PA),
Kelly C from We Are Cove Point (MD),
Laura S from Eastern Panhandle Protectors (WV),
Vanessa B from Bold Alliance (VA), and
Elise G from Camp White Pine (PA)

Sat July 21 - This Zero Hour - youth led demonstration in Washington DC.  The  Zero Hour movement center r the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support this vision) Info    Register here.

Sept 12-14, 2018  California is hosting a huge Global Climate Summit - News Stories here and here.

Local sister events - details TBD

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: