Events & News - Jan 18

CSGA Events

General Business Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 7-9 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Public Forum on Medicaid in Maryland

Climate Change Speakers Series

Thursday, January 25 - 7-9 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

2018 Maryland Environmental Legislative Workshop / Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Jan 18, Noon - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis

2018 Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit / Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Jan 18, 4 PM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis

The Intersection of Environmental Justice and Public Health | Earth Forum of Howard County

Jan 21, 2 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia

Climate Change Support Circle / Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Jan 22, 7:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Rule Making Session on Revisions to COMAR 20.50.02-20.50.09 - Small Generator Facility Interconnection Standards / Public Service Commission

Jan 23, 10 AM - William Donald Schaefer Tower, Baltimore

Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Chesapeake Wetlands / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Jan 23, 7 PM - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater

National Call / Elders Climate Action

Jan 23, 7 PM - Teleconference

Education, Communication and Outreach Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Jan 24, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Hearing on HB3 U.S. Climate Alliance Membership / MD House Environment and Transportation Committee

Jan 24, 1:30 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis

Hearing on HB19 Solar Energy Grant Program / MD House Economic Matters Committee

Jan 24, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis

2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference / Citizens Climate Lobby

Jan 26-27 - University of the District of Columbia, Washington

Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First!

Jan 26, 11 AM - Washington, DC and Gaithersburg, MD

Stakeholder Webinar / Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Jan 26, 12:30 PM - Webinar

Socializing, Networking & Brainstorming / Baltimore Green Forum

Jan 28, 4 PM - Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson

Transit Equity Video Townhall / Labor Network for Sustainability

Jan 28, 5:30 PM - Video Townhall

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Maryland will join alliance of states supporting Paris climate agreement, Hogan says - Capital Gazette

Bay Journal - Article: Hogan announces MD will join state coalition to fight climate change

Hogan administration presses Trump EPA not to abandon Obama-era plan to cut air pollution - Capital Gazette

Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is pressing the Trump Environmental Protection Agency not to abandon an Obama-era plan to cut air pollution, known as the Clean Power Plan.

Maryland Democrats, environment and health advocates call on EPA to maintain Obama-era emissions goals - Capital Gazette

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and General Assembly leaders held a hearing Thursday calling on the Trump administration and Environmental Protection Agency to keep the Obama-era Clean Power Plan in place.

Steven Howard Johnson: Let's get our bearings on global warming - Capital Gazette

Global warming seems so invisible, so distant. How is anyone to get their bearings? Why not just ignore it? Figuring it out may not be easy, but it’s not impossible.

Global Warming | Capital Gazette

Sea Level Rise Is Unlocking Decades-Old Pollution | Hakai Magazine

Salt water creeping upland could release legacy fertilizer into the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland leaders rally against offshore oil drilling - Capital Gazette

Half a billion blue crabs would be put at risk under the new policy, according to Chesapeake Bay Foundation president Will Baker. “One oil spill at the wrong time at the wrong place could wipe out an entire year class of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, several hundred million dollars worth."

Annapolis sea-level rise, historic protection plan still in the pipeline - Capital Gazette

A study four years in the making is about a month away from publication.

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Testing Out Solar Sidewalk. « CBS Baltimore

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is about to test run a solar sidewalk.

New York Rejects a Natural Gas Pipeline, and Federal Regulators Say That's OK | InsideClimate News

All Renewables Will Be Cost Competitive With Fossil Fuels by 2020 | EcoWatch

Generating electricity from renewable energy sources is not only better for the environment compared to fossil fuels—it soon will also be consistently cheaper.

While we waste food, others waste away - Baltimore Sun

If we were to collect all the wasted food in the world and redistribute it, we would be capable of feeding every hungry person in the world three times over. The quantity of food we throw out is monstrous: At the consumer level, nearly a third of untouched household food is trashed.

Another reason to avoid free two-day shipping: they are shipping dog food by air : TreeHugger

The carbon footprint of air freight is ten times that of truck freight; perhaps it's time for "slow shopping."

Feel Like the World Is Ending? Climate Change Emoji Are Here to Help | Newsweek

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