Environment

The Oceans Are Vast. Why Should We Care About Marine Pollution? – February 11, Arlington, VA

Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Mt Olivet United Methodist Church, Room L-5 on the lower level
1500 North Glebe Rd. , Arlington VA 22207
less than 1 mile from Ballston Metro and on the Metro Bus 28 (McLean-Tysons route) and the ART Bus 52 route.
Bob Benson, a Mount Olivet member, is the Acting Chief of the Marine Pollution Control Branch in EPA’s Office of Water. He will speak on the types of ocean pollution that his office at the EPA is addressing and why it is important to do so.

Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit – February 3, Annapolis, MD

Tuesday, February 3, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Miller Conference Room, Miller Senate Building
11 Bladen St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters invites Marylanders to the 21st Annual Environmental Legislative Summit in Annapolis to hear from top legislative leaders and advocates about the environmental priorities for the 2015 General Assembly Session.

Showcasing Congregations: 2015 Interfaith Forum – Sunday, February 15 – Rockville, MD

Sunday, February 15, 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Directions: http://www.uucr.org/map-directions
Nearest Metro stop: Red Line – Rockville (one mile).

Fourth annual forum that strives to bring congregations together to learn from one another, share praise for our creator, and discuss projects to make a real difference in local stream health. Features projects and speakers from a variety of local congregations as well as representatives from Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Rockville.

Presentation: “Seeding a New Culture” By Author and Sustainability Expert, Paul Hanley – February 1, Washington, DC

Sunday February 1, 2015, 2:00 pm

Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave NE Washington DC 20002 (Nearest metro stops: Red Line -Union Station; Orange Line – Capitol South)

Paul Hanley has published 1500 articles on the environment, sustainable development, agriculture, and other topics. He is editor and co-author of Earthcare: Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan (Earthcare 1980) and The Spirit of Agriculture

Climate Change: Facing Reality and Finding Hope (Al Gore’s presentation) – February 15, Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda, MD

Sunday, Feb. 15th 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Cedar Lane UU Church
9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD

This presentation invites us to look at the science of climate change and how changes are already affecting people and environments around the world. We’ll review positive actions that are taking place in many locations and suggest options that can help to make a difference.

Environmental Film Festival- March 17-29, Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 17 – Sunday, March 29
Washington, DC
http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/
The 23rd annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital will present more than 150 films from 31 countries at over 60 venues across the city and will host visiting filmmakers, scientists and policymakers, whose perspectives and expertise will enhance our screenings. The 2015 Festival will explore the pervasive impact of climate change on our planet through a special focus on Climate Connections.