On Wednesday, January 27, Baltimore 350 held a great ZOOM forum - two of our environmentally conscious state legislators answered questions and gave us their take on the current Maryland Assembly. Sen. Chris West (R), Maryland's State Senator for District 42 (Baltimore County), and Del. Brook Lierman (D), State Delegate for District 46 (Baltimore City), offered their insights on the environmental legislation during the current 442nd session.
Forum attendees heard how legislating in this era of COVID and ZOOM meetings adds a layer of difficulty in obtaining colleague's perspectives on the pending bills.
Currently, we are holding ZOOM meetings the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please note the February meeting will be on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:00. Please join us! Send an email to info @ baltimore350.org and we will send you the ZOOM details.
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 in the fall of 2019 (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.