Winter in Annapolis
Where the heat is...

Keep Track of the Action in Annapolis

January 10 - April 8

Every year for 90 days, Maryland's elected legislators decide on bills that impact the citizens of Maryland for many years. It's fairly easy to keep informed and to follow the progress of the bills in their pipeline. Follow the bills; learn what your own representatives are thinking and how they are considering voting on the upcoming bills. Call them - let them know your thoughts.

The Maryland Assembly maintains a wonderful website with up-to-date info - check it out!

On our What Can I do? page, we have links for finding your legislators, based on your primary address. We also have a link to the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Weekly Hot List" (- oh, what the heck, here again also.) This list will be populated as the action in Annapolis "heats up."

Speaking of heat, stay warm!

Invest Environmentally Wise

In June, 2022, Kiplinger published a brief but excellent article, "Seven Smart tools for ESG Investors." (ESG - environment, social, governance) Check out some of these:

Check out the League of Conservation's Environmental Score Card for the Maryland Assembly at LCV Environmental Score Card

Learn how you can participate in the Sustainability Seal project. The project began in the fall of 2019 when Niamh, a life-long educator, took a Pachamama Alliance course on Project Drawdown whose mission is to literally draw down the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Among the solutions is the elimination of plastics made from petrochemicals. To learn more, visit the Sustainability Seal website.

"What Can I Do Now?" - A good question!

Check out some resources on our "What Can I Do?" page.

Sign up for clean Community Solar or Community Hydro energy. Check out Community Energy with 350

Drawdown: Getting into Action

Project Drawdown is a global research organization that reviews, analyzes, and identifies the most viable climate solutions. With the help of Lore Rosenthal from Greenbelt Climate Action/Pachamama Alliance, Baltimore 350 held a workshop series (when people used to be able to hold in-person meetings!) to explore local initiatives such as:
  • Promote aforestation (urban tree canopy)
  • Save money by using clean energy (community solar)
  • Reduce waste though composting and effective food management
  • Eliminate single-use plastics/Bioplastics
At the conclusion, the group enjoyed a light dinner and shared the climate solutions they worked on.

October 5 - Drawdown Session Two

September 21 - Drawdown Session One

Visit the Project Drawdown website to learn more about 100 solutions for reversing global warming.

Click the map for directions to First and St. Stephens United Church of Christ located on 6915 York Road, Towson Maryland, 21212.

Maryland is a Frack Free State because of concerned citizens like you!