Environment

Maryland Climate Coalition Gatherings – January 7, Annapolis; January, 11, Adelphi; January 14, Annapolis

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.

Meeting of Unitarian Universalists for Environmental Justice and Climate – January 10, River Road UU Congregation, Bethesda, MD

Saturday, January 10, 9:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
River Road UU Congregation
6301 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Tentative Agenda

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

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.

Showing of Gasland Part II- November 14, Alexandria, VA and Oakton, VA

Friday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Rd. Alexandria, VA

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).