We’re Pumped to Strengthen EmPOWER! / ¡Emocionados de reforzar EmPOWER!

State House Annapolis 91 State Circle, Annapolis, MD, United States

Join us for an invigorating rally to show our support for EmPOWER reform in Annapolis! We'll gather at 11am for refreshments, music, and postcard-writing. Speakers will start at 11:30am or shortly after, when the legislative session breaks for lunch. Boxed lunches will be available for all who register in advance. We will wrap up by 1pm. Why is this so important? EmPOWER was created in 2008 to improve state-wide energy efficiency and is paid for by fees on our utility bills. While the program has created billions in savings, it can and must do more for our health and climate. The reform bill we're supporting with this rally (HB864) will: align the program with state greenhouse gas reduction goals by helping Marylanders switch off fossil fuel equipment to new clean, efficient electric technology like heat pumps, increase the proportion of funds going to improvements for homes and multi-family buildings, mandate multilingual outreach so we don't leave anyone behind, and increase transparency and accountability requirements for utility companies. We need YOU to get this crucial bill over the finish line! Need support getting there? Let us know! We are arranging several buses for groups and carpooling for individuals. Need other accessibility accomodations? Tell us that too and we'll do all [...]

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Senate Candidate Environmental Forum

Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum, Goucher College 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD, United States

The forums are nonpartisan and candidates who are polling at 15% or better in the race for Maryland Senate are invited. The candidates will not share the stage together. Instead, they will each speak for half an hour, taking questions from representatives from Maryland LCV, Maryland Matters and Goucher students. The candidates will primarily be asked to address issues related to climate and the environment, as well as democracy and civic engagement — with an emphasis on young voters. Tuesday, April 2, 2024 @ 6:00 PM Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204 This event will be live-streamed and recorded.  Please register to get the streaming information. 

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2nd Annual ENST Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with the Department of Environmental Science and Technology (ENST) at the University of Maryland! What: ENST Earth Day Celebration Theme: Justice, Innovation & Equity – Shaping a Sustainable Future When: Monday April 22 4:00 - 7:00pm Where: Animal Sciences Courtyard – 8127 Regents Dr. College Park, MD 20742 Schedule: 4:00 pm: Keynote Speaker – Kim Coble, Executive Director Maryland League of Conservation Voters 4:45 pm: Panel Discussion 6:00 pm: Earth Expo, Networking, and FREE Tacos! Register Today!

A Perfect Storm: How climate change and its impacts on water affect your health

Date & Time: May 15, 2024 12:00 PM Description: Join Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate and the Potomac Riverkeeper Network to learn more about the way climate change and water intersect to impact your health. We will be launching a new resource on this topic, as well. Partnering Organizations: Maryland League of Conservation Voters & Maryland Public Health Association Register Today!  (bit.ly/mdhealthpros)