UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland (UULM-MD) is a member of the Maryland Climate Coalition. The Coalition is arranging events around the state to discuss legislation that will double the supply of clean, renewable energy, from sources such as wind and solar, that will be available to Maryland consumers.
Registration Deadline March 1
The Spring Lobby Weekend will feature time to explore our moral grounding for working on climate change, a “deep dive” look at current climate justice issues and the need for changes in federal policy. We’ll offer lobbying training, and then Hill meetings with legislators and their staff.
Do you want to fight climate change while gaining valuable advocacy and organizing skills and experience? Do you want to help build the youth climate movement in DC, Maryland, and Virginia? If so, apply for a Spring Semester Organizing Fellowship with Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)!
“First Sunday of each month beginning on Sunday, October 5, 12;30 p.m.
Cedar Lane UU Church, Rooms 5/6
9601 Cedar Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Years of Living Dangerously” is a nine part series that explores the impact of climate change throughout the world and in the US.
Your congregation is eligible to enter if it has finished an energy efficiency, renewable energy, or grounds and water conservation project this year, or if it has engaged your community in response to global warming.
Saturday, January 10, 9:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
River Road UU Congregation
6301 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
9:00-9:30 Coffee and registration
9:30-10:15 Greetings, Environmental Reading, Overview of the activities
of each congregation. UUA &UUSC web site Commit 2Respond-brief discussion.
10:15-11:00 David Smedick/Sierra Club Maryland Beyond Coal (to be confirmed)
11:00-11:30 Solutions to climate change: Selected examples of local and
national initiatives. Local-Green Building Codes; National- Rocky Mountain
Institute-transforming global energy
11:30-12:00 Breakout groups to discuss the above and other possible
actions on the local and national level
12:00-12:30 Initiate planning for potential actions re the climate
conference in Paris. Closing by UUSJ minister
12:30-1:30 Catered lunch
Browse Interfaith Power & Light’s Speakers’ Bureau to find skilled speakers whose environmental work is rooted in various religious traditions. Email Clara Summers at clara(at)gwipl.org to book a speaker now!
Wednesday, April 22 through Friday, April 24
The program format will feature needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, tribes, faith-based organizations, and others with an interest in environmental matters and environmental justice.