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Wed Feb 7, 7:30 pm   Special Briefing by MD Sierra Club  (via Webinar) on Maryland Environmental Bills, open to all who want to support these bills.  Join for an important update on the Sierra Club's  progress in enacting key environmental bills in the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly, and how you can help! More info and signup here .  Join Webinar - or call in via +1.202.602.1295   Conference ID:  693-265-369  

Fri, Feb 9,  Tomorrow -  Documentary Film at Friends Meeting, 351 DuBois Rd, Annapolis.  Sponsored by Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis.  Facebook page here.   Facing the danger of human extinction, the producers traveled the world in search of solutions, visiting permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects and community-owned renewable initiatives, looking at energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their common ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time. More on movie at  where there are online rental options.

Tues,Feb 13, 2018 6:30 pm  - (postponed from Jan 9 at 7)- - Final(?) Charles County  Compressor Station Hearing.  Dominion has asked for an extension of  time an
d asked that the hearing be postponed.  Same location: Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St. La Plata, MD .  See:

Tues Feb 13 7 pm  Howard County Delegation Hearing on Statewide Issues.  T
his is an opportunity to ask our District 9, 12 and 13 representations to the General Assembly to support climate related bills in the legislature.  Location: Banneker Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD.  
The Delegation will hear testimony from members of the public on any statewide issue they would like to bring to the Delegation’s attention.  No Howard County local bills that were previously given a public hearing will be heard.  Any individual may speak for up to 3 minutes as long as they are signed up.  Signup will begin at 6:15pm in the Banneker Room and will close at 6:50pm.  Advance sign up is not available.  The Delegation encourages you to bring written copies of your testimony (preferably 15) to distribute to the Delegation, although it is not a requirement to speak.

Tues Feb 13, 7 pm  - HoCoClimateAction Advocacy Team mgt moved to the Delegation Meeting in Ellicott City above.  

Wed  Feb 14, 6:30  pm  -  Liz Lee of CCAN will do lobby training for Clean Energy Jobs Act in Columbia MD   at  Miller Library.  RSVP for updates.  Facebook page here 

Thurs Feb 15, Noon-2pm - Annapolis Foam Rally  This is the rally for a bill banning Maryland restaurants from using polysyrofoam for food containers.  There are alternatives, and other localities have banned foam for this use.  This ban bill is priority legislation this year for the Citizens Campaign for the Environment (which includes many MD environmental groups) and the Sierra Club.  Lawyers Mall, Annapolis

Thur Feb 15 6-7:30 pm  Annapolis rally against the Potomac Pipeline.  March on the Mansion: Rally at Gov Hogan's!  Join us for a rally in Annapolis to say NO Potomac Pipeline! We are at a critical point in this campaign, and we need your voice to stop this dangerous fracked-gas pipeline.  Governor Hogan's administration will decide whether or not to approve the pipeline by March 15. We have less than 2 months to protect our treasured Potomac River and the drinking water for millions downstream! 
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Fri Feb 16 -Potluck 6:30, movie at 7 pm -    Film "Burned" describes how forests are being destroyed for wood to fuel power plants for Maryland consumers.  Discussion to follow, led by Marion Edey.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or make a small donation! Location:  Cedar Lane UU Church, Chalice House, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda MD  Info here.

Mon Feb 19 -4:30- 8 PM,  Clean Energy Jobs Act Lobby Night in Annapolis. Register here.  Training begins at  Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St, Annapolis, MD, then walk to statehouse.

Feb 20, 7-8 pm. Solar With No Panels on Your Roof - Neighborhood Sun presentation about how you can make the easy switch to local solar energy without installing any panels on your roof! Neighborhood Sun is a community solar company and certified B Corp that works to bring clean, affordable, and local solar energy to Maryland and DC community members who can't have or don't want solar panels on their rooftops. Anyone who pays an electric bill is eligible to subscribe to a solar project and receive a majority of his or her electricity from solar energy! Learn about  projects in the BGE, Pepco, and Delmarva Power service territories. Location: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 10755 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, MD 

Feb 20, 7-8 pm, Install Solar for Less - Residential Solar Information Session MD to learn about the basics of solar  on your roof! Neighbors in Howard County are going solar as a group and getting a discount. Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, homeowners will receive exclusive pricing off the standard cost of a solar system. This event is free and open to the public! Presented by Retrofit Baltimore, the Columbia Association, and the Village of Owen Brown. Please RSVP at Location: Owen Brown Village Center at 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD.   Also contact Retrofit Baltimore  (410-929-6139), for info re good value BGE Home Energy Audits

Wed Feb 21   1-2 No Crude Oil Trains in Baltimore!   A City Council Hearing, Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St Ste 204, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Web Feb 21 - 8 pm - Moving our States Off Fossil Fuel Webinar. 100% Renewable Energy bills are working their way through statehouses in CO, MD, NJ, NY and VA. Maryland House of Delegates Delegate Shane Robinson will join others in a Food and Water Watch program on to new clean energy programs in our States. States are often considered the "Laboratories of Democracy" and we have an opportunity in the coming months to make our case to the rest of the country.  Info and registration: 

Thurs. Feb 22 3-7 pm  Public Meeting in DC on  Trump Administration's plan to dramatically increase offshore drilling. Location Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002  This is the closest of about 2 dozen meetings being held around the country   Stay tuned for details about organizing around this event. Info from Bureau of Ocean Energy Managment, Outer Continental Shelf program. BOEM/OCS -   Public meeting RSVP here.   Md Attorney General Frosh statement here   Follow Sierra Club organizing at DC Says No to Offshore Drilling here.

Mon Feb 26  2018  4:30-8 Maryland Sierra Club Lobby Night  , 6 Bladen St, Annapolis MD   Sign up here. Join with the MD Sierra Club for briefings on priority bills and then meetings with legislators.

Sat March 3, 6:30 pm Book talk by Todd Miller. author of "Storming the Wall:  Climate Change,Migration and Homeland Security".  Location:  Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Columbia MD.  Todd Miller has traveled the world connecting the dots between climate-ravaged communities, the corporations that are profiting from border militarization, and the movements for environmental justice and sustainability. He shows the growing system of militarized divisions between the rich and the poor, the environmentally secure and the environmentally vulnerable. Stories of violence, greed and crisis are juxtaposed with powerful examples of solidarity and hope. Facebook event here.  Flier here. Excerpt here.

outside the  Trump International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC Hosted by Stop the Pipelines, Delaware Riverkeeper Network,Berks Gas Truth. Facebook page here.

Fri- Sun March 9-11 Solidarity Maryland Organizing Conference - Location BWI area. Some scholarships 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)