Environment

#LightForLima Social Media Actions and Vigils- December 1-7

Monday, December 1 – Sunday, December 7, Social Media Actions
Sunday, December 7, Vigils

Each evening from December 1-7, households and communities around the world will light a candle, a chalice, or a solar lamp and pray, meditate, or offer an invocation for a climate agreement. Then we’ll take a photo and post it on Facebook or Twitter with our hopes for the future and the tags #LightForLima and #Commit2Respond.

On the evening of Sunday, December 7, people around the world from diverse faith and spiritual communities will gather for vigils. Take action: join or organize a vigil!

Clean Water Town Hall Meetings – December 4, Landover, MD, December 9, Silver Spring, MD

Thursday December 4, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Prince George’s Ballroom, Kentland Community Center Park, 2411 Pinebrook Ave, Landover MD 20785.

Tuesday December 9, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Silver Spring Civic Center in the Great Hall at 1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring MD 20910

Speakers for Meeting:
State Senator Jamie Raskin (invited)
Steve Shofar, Department of Environment (invited)
Danila Sheveiko, Former Chair, MC Water Quality Advisory Group; Civic Fed.
Kit Gage, Friends of Sligo Creek
Pablo Blank, Latino Environmental Awareness and Direction (L.E.A.D.)

Meat Matters Webinar-December 4

Thursday, December 4, 1:00 p.m.

Author, physician and nutrition expert, Walter Willett, MD, MPH, presents, with Johns Hopkins’ Roni Neff, PhD and Hugh Joseph, PhD of Tufts. Federal officials are thinking about where meat fits into revamped dietary advice for Americans. Nutrition aside, McDonald’s and Wal-Mart are asking where meat production and consumption fit into the notion of sustainability; there are huge amounts of manure, water, antibiotics, hormones and energy involved.

Common Sense for the Commonwealth: Rally for Clean Energy-November 19, Richmond, VA

Wednesday, November 19
9:00 a.m. Meet outside the General Assembly Building
10:00 a.m. Joint Legislative Hearing on the Clean Power Plan
12:30 p.m. Common Sense for the Commonwealth: Rally for Clean Energy
Virginia General Assembly Building, 201 N. 9th Street, Richmond, VA 2321
Hearing will be held in House Room D.
The rally will be held on Capitol Grounds near the intersection of N. 9th St. and E. Grace St.
The big polluters and their allies in the General Assembly have called a hearing to question the costs and need for the Clean Power Plan.