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

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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


A Network of Self-Service Public Cars in Baltimore

Presented by Tiffany James, of the Parking Authority of Baltimore, and advocate for alternative transportation.

Mayor Sheila Dixon wants to provide a network of low-emission, self-service vehicles available around the clock for the public to reserve when they can't walk, bike, or use public transportation. Fewer cars, cleaner air, healthier citizines, stronger communities & a cooler climate are the goal.

Read the 'Car Sharing' article
- March 2009 or www.baltimorecarshare.org/

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 7:00 pm

Where: First Unitarian Church, Baltimore
, Charles St & Franklin St Baltimore, MD 21201

Questions: tel. 410-812-1447 or mail [at] baltimoreclimate.org

Presented by: Baltimore Climate Action Network


Greening, Meaning, and Authentic Change

A Fulfilling Life that's Also Good for the Earth: Towson Library: Wed. 5/13/09 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Julie E. Gabrielli, NCARB, LEED

Founder of www.GOforChange.com, a movement that helps ordinary people contribute to the sustainability of the planet in powerful, life-changing ways.

Towson Library
320 York Road
Towson, MD 21204

Followed by a brief open meeting of the Baltimore Climate Action Network

Free & Open to the public at 6:30 pm.

Inexpensive Parking available in adjacent garage, which provides direct access, via third level, to the library.

Join us afterwards for drinks or eats to continue the conversation at an eatery down the block.

Questions: mail [at] baltimoreclimate.org or 410-812-1447