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Become Informed.

The 439th session of General Assembly of Maryland is in session for 90 days. The Assembly has an excellent website. An excellent User Guide explains the website and how the assembly operates.

Sign up for the League of Conservation's Weekly Hotlist of activities in Annapolis. Every Tuesday get an update in your inbox!

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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

Vote! & 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.

Become more informed.

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 Baltimore County Councilperson: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.