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Go solar AND save money. Community solar is good for apartment renters and home owners.
In addition to our "regular" monthly meetings, the Greenbelt Climate Action Network is hosting this special presentation on Wed, July 21st.
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/2533545490124385/
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gcan-presentation-on-community-solar-ticke…
[OPEN TO ALL BUT ESPECIALLY APPLICABLE IF YOU LIVE IN THE PEPCO-MD OR BGE UTILITY AREAS]
GCAN Presentation on Community Solar
Join the Greenbelt Climate Action Network on Wed, July 21, 7:00-8:30 pm, for a special presentation by Neighborhood Sun, on community solar.
Community Solar is a state-run program that offers homeowners AND renters all the environmental benefits of going solar with no costs, no panels, no cancellation fees, no switching energy suppliers while getting guaranteed savings every month on your utility bill.
Neighborhood Sun can help you reduce your carbon footprint by subscribing to a local Community Solar Farm. It was founded by the former leader of Clean Currents, the area’s first exclusively green energy company, which brought together thousands of people, businesses, and organizations to switch to wind and solar power. For them, solar is about creating strong communities. NSun is a B Corp, which means they are a certified social enterprise that meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Join us on Wed, July 21, to learn more about how Community Solar works, its benefits and see if you are eligible to subscribe to one of their solar farms in MD. Current Solar Farms are Simba Solar (for Pepco-MD customers) and Friendship Solar (for BGE Customers). https://neighborhoodsun.solar/solarfarms/
Sign up through Eventbrite to get your Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gcan-presentation-on-community-solar-ticke…
For more information, contact Lore Rosenthal, Greenbelt Climate Action Network, SimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com, 301-345-2234 (landline, no text).6 likes
Food Too Good to Waste
The Village of Takoma Park presents
Takoma Park Drawdown Zero Wasters’ Forum
on Reducing Food Waste
Monday May 3, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:15
One third of all food produced goes uneaten. This food is responsible for about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas.
Please join us as we learn innovative ways to reduce the amount of food we throw away, while providing for those in need, helping to reverse climate change, and saving money to boot. We are fortunate to have four excellent and knowledgeable speakers who will address both problems associated with food waste and strategies for change.
Lorig Charkoudian, District 20 Maryland State Delegate
Alison Bauer, Field Marketing Manager of Hungry Harvest
Lauren Goldberg, Executive Director of Crossroads Community Food Network Gina Mathias, City of Takoma Park Sustainability Manager
Free and open to all! Registration required: https://villageoftakomapark.com/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=79957…
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown Zoom workshop
Sunday, March 14, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland
It is possible to reverse global warming right now with Project Drawdown's scientifically proven solutions. Join us for this Zoom workshop on March 14th from 3:30-5:30 pm to learn about these solutions and how they can be implemented in your family, university, community and municipality.
During this DC Metro presentation, our trained Pachamama Alliance presenters share video clips and break out rooms to enhance learning opportunities and engage attendees in the solutions. Project Drawdown's research revealed that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050. Each solution reduces greenhouse gases by avoiding emissions and/or by sequestering carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere.
Pre-registration is required and you may do so here:
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More Plants Less Waste: How Our Diet Affects Climate Change
A Foodprints for the Future Presentation
Presented by Mary Ann Boyer and Samantha Friberg
Saturday, March 20th at 1:00 pm Eastern.
Please join us on Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST) for presentation on Climate Change and Our Diet.
To register: please use this https://tinyurl.com/3x8tyvrt
This is short notice, but if you want to see how Jon Foley from Project Drawdown (not Pachamama Alliance) presents the DD material, here is your chance -- TOMORROW (1 pm EST). Thanks to Beck Mordini for sharing this with me.
SHORT NOTICE: Join a Project Drawdown 101 Webinar: Feb 25, 12 noon (central standard time) Sign-up for the webinar here https://drawdown.org/news.
March 21, 2021 at 7pm
Nature’s Best Hope
presented by Doug Tallamy, T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.
Hosted by Multifaith Alliance of Climate Stewards, Hood College and Envision Frederick County
Recent headlines about global biodiversity declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us.
The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can and must take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.
To register for this Zoom presentation, please check out Envision Frederick's websitehttps://envisionfrederickcounty.org/native-plantings-spring-2021-webina…
or use this link:
Doug has written 104 research publications and taught insect-related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association.
For those of you interested in Regenerative Agriculture, you might enjoy this free lecture on Thursday. It is called "Community Managed Natural Farming". I do not know if it includes the use of animals. https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/9316098564294/WN_Kg-pIckMSpSdEgeD…
Dec 15 2020. Montgomery County, Maryland just released a draft Climate Action Plan to meet established goals of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2027 and 100% by 2035. The plan, and workgroups that fed into it over the past several years, are highly informed by Drawdown.
The Climate Action Plan identifies the County’s major GHG emissions sectors, including energy supply, buildings and transportation, and proposes actions to directly reduce GHG emissions in these sectors. The plan also includes actions related to climate adaptation, carbon sequestration, climate governance and public engagement, partnerships and education.
The draft plan, which is open to comments through February 28, 2021, has a wealth of information in it relevant to other jurisdictions, as it grapples with the practicalities of Drawdown solutions applied at a community wide scale. At the least it shows what a pretty comprehensive climate plan looks like.
I'm especially happy that the plan opens with an extensive discussion of racial equity and social justice. I learned a lot about the history of race in the county as well as the current situation.
If you're interested in reading the draft plan, you can download a pdf here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/climate/index.html
"Drawdown Solutions: Getting Into Action"
5-Session free Zoom course
January 10th, 2021 from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST (2pm-5pm Central)
(The next 4 sessions will be offered over the following 8 weeks.)
Presented by David Hakan from Kansas City and open to participants from around the country
PREREQUISITE: Please attend an Introduction to Drawdown, live or online
Now that you know that it's currently possible to reverse global warming,
what will it take to get YOU to take the next steps?
This course will get you into gear!
> move from being informed to taking effective action;
> learn more about Drawdown's solution-based actions;
> learn how to talk to others about global warming & Project Drawdown;
> find your personal Drawdown solutions; and
> develop your capacity to achieve what you choose to do.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the Zoom event.
To register for this free 5-session course on Zoom, please mail David Hakan at KCDrawdown@gmail.com