Baltimore350.org

Support the Campaign to Stop the Abingdon Woods Development

It has been estimated that in the US lower 48 states, less than 5% of land has been left in its natural state. The Harford County Climate Action group is attempting to stop the development of a 323 acre wetlands from being developed into a paved warehouse facility. Multiple ways you can help - check their web page or Facebook page. They also have a video on YouTube.

Become Informed.

The 442nd session of General Assembly of Maryland is in session for 90 days beginning January 13, 2021. The Assembly has an excellent website. An excellent (2019) User Guide explains the website and how the assembly operates.

One easy way to follow environmental legislation is the Maryland League of Conservation Voters' "Weekly Hot List."


Save $$$$ -- Use Renewable Energy for Your Electric Power

In Maryland the energy distributor, such as BGE, allows you to select your energy source. Why not obtain your electric energy from a 100% renewable source? - either from a designated provider who uses only renewable sources for producing energy, or from a community solar group "coop." In the later case, we ask you to check with Neighborhood Sun. For the former, check out https://cleanchoiceenergy.com You may be pleasantly surprised. Their prices are compatible and sometimes even less that the standarard rate.

20 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Here are top twenty ways we can reduce our carbon footprint based on research by Union of Concerned Scientists. See http://www.globalstewards.org/reduce-carbon-footprint.htm

Contact your legislators.

Legislators consistently indicate they want to hear from their consituents. Because of their time constraints, they will tend to ignore correspondence or calls from people not in their district. Use the tools on the right sidebar to learn your representatives' contact information.

  1. Email them, in your words. Custom emails have a higher value than canned emails.
  2. Call them. You won't need to have a lengthy conversation; typically a staff member will take your name, address, and a summary of your call.
  3. Best method of contact: With a small group of fellow constituents, meet them. Maryland's reps are busier as the annual legislative session proceeds. If you can arrange it, meet with them before the session opens or early during the session.

    The League of Conservation Voters has a Conservation Voter Report which gives you your legislators' green report. Complete the form at LCV Green Report

Become more informed.

Spend 30 minutes poking around and reading Skeptical Science

Determine what is happening in your area. Pipelines (maybe not on the same scale as the XL pipeline, and compressor stations,) are being built in neighborhoods where they are unwanted. Also, contact your federal legislators and stress the need to protect federal parks and lands.


Participate.

  1. See the sidebar: "Actions You Can Do"
  2. Attend an event - see the calendar on the Events Page.
  3. Perform a role in the 350 group. We need help with arranging speakers. Someone to take charge of a Facebook page. Someone to twitter? (with PR - to get the word out) Add items of interest to the calendar.

Find Your Representatives

Click on the image to find your federal and state representatives and their mailing addresses: Maryland Representatives lookup tool

Click on the image to find your Baltimore City Councilperson:Baltimore City Council lookup tool

Click on the image to find your Federal Senators and Representative:Baltimore County Council lookup tool

Actions You Can Do Now

Read an Excellent Primer on Global Warming
A Global Warming Primer

Have you ever been frustrated when trying to explain global warming? Then read this book. Laid out in a question & answer format, it uses excellent charts and concise language to rebut the typical questions raised by climate change deniers.

Understand the History of What People are Doing
The Discovery of Global Warming

This Website created by Spencer Weart supplements his much shorter book, which tells the history of climate change research as a single story. On this Website you will find a more complete history in dozens of essays on separate topics, updated annually.