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.
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.
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.
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.