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Today to COB December 5 - Tell Maryland's Energy Administration you do not want more fracked gas infrastructure in Maryland.   Sign CCAN petition here.

Thurs, Dec 5, 7 pm Howard County Sierra Club Holiday Party with guest speaker, Josh Feldmark, Director of the Howard County Office of Community Sustainability  Register here.

Sierra Club comment on why this plan is inadequate here.  Md Climate Coalition talking points here. Save the date - telecon on preparing comments on Dec 11.

Tues, Dec 3, 6-8:30p, – Eastern Maryland, Chesapeake College, College Circle, Queenstown, MD HEC 110 lecture hall 

Wed Dec 11 - Save the Date for a CCAN call on providing comments/attending public meetings 

Fri, Dec 13 5-7 – Western Maryland,Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Compton Science Center Room 226  https://www.facebook.com/events/533344010583149/?event_time_id=533344013916482

Tues, Dec 17,  CCAN Rally at 12:30 and then  public comment 1-4pm  – Central Maryland, MDE Headquarters, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD   Aeris, Aqua, and Terra conference rooms  https://www.facebook.com/events/533344020583148

Tues, Jan 14, 2020 (TENTATIVE) – Southern Maryland, St. Mary’s College of Maryland OR College of Southern Maryland   https://www.facebook.com/events/533344023916481

Fri, Jan 31, 1-4pm – Central Maryland, MDE Headquarters, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230  Aeris, Aqua, and Terra conference rooms  https://www.facebook.com/events/533344023916481

Fri, Dec 6,  11 AM SunriseMovement DC Hub National Climate Strike at Franklin Square, 1332 I St NW, Washington, DC   We will be demanding that financial institutions stop profiting off of the climate crisis and immigration detention. We'll start by meeting up with the Fire Drill Fridays group  https://www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/ at Franklin Square at 11:00 AM, then march to our final destination (to be disclosed at the Hub Meeting!) for an escalated action. This action will have both an arrestable component and a non-arrestable component, as well as art, rallying, canvassing, voter reg and more, so everyone present will be able to make a strong statement. Attend attend the DC Hub Meeting on Wed, Dec 4 from 6-9 PM at Southeast Neighborhood Library to plug in to roles, get trained, and get ready to strike! 

Fri, Dec 6, Noon to 2 pm Baltimore Climate Strike with Sunrise Movement Baltimore at War Memorial Plaza, 100 Holliday St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 https://www.facebook.com/events/2403781533206840/

Fri Dec 6, 3:30-4:30 - Howard County SunriseMovement, strike at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Dr, Ellicott City, MD.   Sign up here.  Facebook page here.

Mon Dec 9, 7-9 pm Nuclear Power: A Threat to Real Climate Action in Maryland  - There was a move in the 2019 General Assembly to add nuclear subsidies to our RPS which incentives wind and solar.  It was downgraded to a study but the threat looms.  Subsidizing nuclear energy would give your ratepayer money directly to profiteering Exelon, the parent company of BGE and PEPCO.  In addition, Gov Hogan wants to subsidize new nuclear in his "CARES" plan for getting to 100% clean electricity by 2040.  Dollar for dollar, energy efficiency, wind, and solar are cheaper than continuing to invest in nuclear - not to mention that there is no safe and equitable way to dispose of nuclear waste.  Come near more about the dangers of nuclear and how we can push for real clean and renewable energy.  Location:  Silver Spring Civic Center, Fenton Room. 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD.  Facebook page here. Flyer here.  RSVP: http://fwwat.ch/nocashfornukes

Mon, Dec 9, 6 pm, Charting the Course for Environmental Change in Maryland at Brown Advisory, 901 South Bond Street, Baltimore, Md.  Learn from trusted environmental advocates and plot your course for advocating in Maryland’s upcoming legislative session. Speakers include Sarah Elfreth, Md State Senator, District 30, Delegates Brooke Lierman and Dana Stein, Joelle Novey of IPL, Josh Tulkin of CCAN, Kristen Harbeson of LCV, and Steven Herkowitz of CCAN. Presented by Pearlstone and Baltimore Jewish Council, Agencies of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Sponsored by: Neighborhood Sun. Free and registration is required here.

Tues, Dec 10,  7 pm Howard County Climate Change Advocacy Meeting.  RSVP HoCoClimateAction@gmail.com 

Wed, Dec 11 - Save the Date - Webinar/call on Preparation for public comment and meetings on Gov Hogan's Draft 2019 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act(GGRA) Plan

Sat Dec 14, 9-4    Rebuild Maryland: The People's Climate Summit  By the year 2030, we’ve got to cut total greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland and nationwide by close to 60 percent. It’s going to take all of us working together to make that happen. It’s going to take all of us to make sure that we’re not leaving anyone behind in that shift. It all starts on December 14, 2019.
We'll have inspiring speakers and give you an opportunity to tell us what climate solutions inspire you the most. You’ll be inspired, informed, and ready to FIGHT for the kind of dramatic yet necessary climate solutions Greta Thunberg and other leaders worldwide are calling for. You don’t want to miss this day-long conference. Presented by a coalition of advocacy groups large and small — faith leaders, labor activists, environmental groups, and others. Facebook here. Register here Agenda: http://bit.ly/RebuildMDagenda
Location: University of Maryland, Adele H. Stamp Student Union,1150 South Campus Building, College Park, Maryland  Suggested donation for space and food is  $25. Carpool leaving Broken Land Park & Ride West at 8:30 AM.  See map here.

Sun Dec 15, 10-5pm   Annual Maryland Legislative Summit UMBC Engineering Building Lecture Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD  This includes a segment on:  Environment - The Maryland Climate Solution and how it affects Transportation, Housing and Agriculture as well as Energy.  And it also covers other progressive proposed legislation on Elections, Social Justice, Health Care, and Gun Control.  $5 admission.  Info here. Preregister here: 

Mon, Dec 16, 8:15 - 11:30 AM - Air Quality control Advisory Council Meeting (AQCAC) at MDE, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore Md.  Consideration/approval of draft Maryland compressor station/methane regulations.  Agenda  here covers proposed Maryland regulations on hydrofluorocarbons  and methane.  Info here  https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/workwithmde/Pages/aq_cac.aspx

Tues, Jan 7, at 7:30 -9 am - SECOND Howard County Sustainability Legislative Breakfast hosted by the the Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board at Howard Community College, Room 400, Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF), 5000 Campus Drive, Columbia MD.  Registration link coming soon/save the date!
Agenda:
Introduction to Sustainability
Presentation of Legislation under Discussion
Questions and Answers with invited
--Calvin Ball, County Executive
--County Council members, and
--Howard County Delegation to MD General Assembly

Wed Jan 8 - First Day of Maryland Legislature - Adjournment Mon April 6.  Key Dates:
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