October 10, 2010 - 350.org Work Pledge

350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis.

The mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

To help out, go to our Facebook fan page and join us.
Or click here to fill out the 10-10-10 Pledge Form.


Stop Toxic Coal Ash in Baltimore!

Say No to Dumping Coal Ash in a 65 acre Landfill near the Baltimore Harbor!

The slow pace of action in the Senate and the failure of Copenhagen, has us naturally wondering what’s next for the climate movement.  The answer is right in our backyard.

Baltimore Harbor has been abused by polluters and neglected by state agencies charged with protecting Maryland's waterways. Now, Constellation Energy is proposing to dump millions of pounds of toxic coal combustion waste, otherwise knows as coal ash, from its power plant right next to the Harbor itself.

Coal Ash does not belong anywhere near our harbor.  It can be recycled and not dumped.

You can get involved now to improve enforcement of existing laws and support a better healthier way by encouraging the EPA to do its job of protecting our environment. 

Maryland's Dept. of the Environment (Land Management Administration) needs to hear from you to stop the permit process.

This is our State and if we don't act to protect it, who will?


Your Planet is Hot: A Global Warming Love Story

Tuesday, February 2, 20010 - 7:00 pm
This one hour multi-media event combines story-telling, music, film, and humor as celebrated climate-communicator Mike Tidwell  (journalist, author, host of Earthbeat Radio and Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network) leads the audience on a fresh journey of discovery, honesty, and hope. 

Then discuss the program with its co-creators Mike Tidwell and award-winning podcast-producer Jay Tomlinson of CCAN. 

The Episcopal Center (The Cathedral of the Incarnation)
In Guilford / Charles Village on the NE corner of University Parkway and N. Charles St. (Across the street from Johns Hopkins Homewood campus).
4 E. University Parkway Baltimore, 21218

On bus routes. Free parking. Free of charge.  RSVP appreciated but not required: 
mail@baltimoreclimate.org or 410-812-1447.   

Co-sponsored by CCAN, the local chapter: BCAN (Baltimore Climate Action Network) and the Baltimore Green Forum.


Introduction to Solar Energy Systems - Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:00 PM

Jeff Blankman of Sunnyside Solar will answer your questions on practical aspects of getting started with photovoltaic or solar thermal systems in the home or office. He is also an expert in energy efficiency analysis. Also, solar energy advocate Cheryl Wade, of the Mill Valley Farmer's Market (which takes the locally grown concept to a new level) will discuss opportunities and barriers for net metering: selling excess energy back to the grid. Questions & Answers, light fare. Free of charge. $5 optional contribution appreciated.

Sponsored by the Baltimore Climate Action Network: www.baltimoreclimate.org.

When: Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:00 PM
Where:  Mill Valley General Store, 2800 Sisson St., Baltimore 21211

Map Link: 

Questions: mail@baltimoreclimate.org or 410-812-1447


Wind Electricity Without A Backyard Turbine

Wednesday October 28th, 2009: 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Towson Library

Kristi Neidhardt, Green Power Program Manager, Clean Currents, a local Green-e certified wind energy company. Electricity from wind is now cheaper than coal in our area for the first time, and can be delivered by BGE or Pepco. Say What? Learn how to make the switch, get the big picture, and learn more about a company that offsets operational emissions, purchases green products, provides green employee benefits, etc. 

Towson LIbrary 320 York Rd., Towson, MD 21204
$1.00 parking with validated ticket in adjacent lot, you may enter library from the lot on 3rd level. Meeting room is downstairs. Optional $5 donation suggested as we pass the green-hardhat. R.S.V.P. appreciated but not mandatory at:
mail@baltimoreclimate.org or 410-812-1447. Sponsored by the Baltimore Chapter of Chesapeake Climate Action Network


"350" International Day of Action

Saturday October 24th, 2009 Washington D.C.  Noon - 5 pm

GET ON THE BUS!  (One chartered bus from Baltimore, $16 a ticket, see below)

Join us from Baltimore to address the related issues of global warming pollution and poverty for a rally in Washington, DC at Malcolm X / Meridian Hill Park (16th St NW at Euclid Street) with music, cultural performers, bicycle rides, and speakers. 

We will then march to Lafayette Park where we will form a circle of hope around the White House to let President Obama and Congress know that we need them to step it up big time! 

Sponsored by www.350.org/dc , www.chesapeakeclimate.org and others. 

SIGN UP HERE.    See the Facebook page.
See the one-pager Flier as  a Word file or as a pdf file for more info.

From the Baltimore area, reserve your seat on the chartered bus by making your $16 check made out to Chesapeake Climate Action Network or mailing it to 1405 Berwick Rd., Towson MD 21204 (BCAN – Baltimore Climate Action Network), or contact mail@baltimoreclimate.org 410-812-1447.  

This is for the bus ticket; the event itself is free.   Let us know you if you are thinking of going by car or train, and also to learn about car-pooling from the Baltimore area


Baltimore's Farm-to-School Movement - Tony Geraci/Greg Strella

Tony Geraci, Director of Food and Nutrition for Baltimore City Public Schools, and Greg Strella, Farm Manager of Great Kids Farm to speak at Towson Library, Wednesday September 23, 2009 6 – 7:30 pm.

Former Restaurateur Tony Geraci is one of the architects of the national Farm-to-School movement, and of a “best practices” example of innovative approaches to nutrition at his former position at New Hampshire public schools. His department has taken over a 33 acre Catonsville farm now used for vocational training and organic food production for Baltimore City’s schools.

Greg Strella has worked with thousands of students and volunteers to develop the Bragg Nature Center into a thriving educational organic farm. Optional donations appreciated to defray costs.

Towson Library Parking: $1.00 with validated ticket in adjacent lot, enter library on 3rd level.
R.S.V.P. appreciated but not mandatory at:
mail@baltimoreclimate.org or 410-812-1447. Sponsored by BCAN: Baltimore Climate Action Network, www.baltimoreclimate.org and http://environment.meetup.com/280