From: Greenbelt Climate Action Network – Legislative Updates

 
Dear Jean,Please join us for our next GCAN Meeting on Wed, Feb. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm. The topic will be: “Legislative Updates”.  We will be meeting via Zoom. Details are below.  Also below is information on two particular items of interest
  • Signing up for community solar through Neighborhood Sun, save money off your electric bill. Shares are still available!Update on the PG County Climate Action Plan (County Council briefing scheduled for this month.)
Please scroll to the bottom for a partial list of upcoming events this month.After 15 years as an organization, GCAN finally has a Google Group List Serv. We are now up to 68 members! It would be great for many more of you to join. Various members post items of interest throughout the month (whereas this e-News only comes out monthly).   To subscribe, write to Lore at the email below.Thanks,Lore Rosenthal, Program CoordinatorGreenbelt Climate Action NetworkSimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com301-345-2234 (landline, no text)
Greenbelt Climate Action Network
 “GCAN LEGISLATIVE UPDATES”
Wednesday, February 9, 20227:00-9:00 pmVia Zoomhttps://www.facebook.com/events/419533129940063
You are invited to the February meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network (GCAN). It will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, February 9, 7-9 pm. The Zoom link is available belowYou can invite friends through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/419533129940063 With the Maryland General Assembly in full swing, we will hear from various GCAN members on legislative updates regarding the top bills we are following. These includes:* Climate Solutions Now Act, comprehensive legislation introduced by Senator Paul Pinskyhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb0528?ys=2022RS* Reclaim Renewable Energy Act, to clean up our RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard)https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0011?ys=2022RS* Amendment for Environmental Human Rights https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0596?ys=2022RS* Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0171?ys=2022RS* PFAs Chemicals: Prohibitions and Requirements https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0275?ys=2022RS* Magnetic Levitation Transportation Systems: Prohibited Appropriations (Maglev)https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0326?ys=2022RSWe will also hear updates on what is happening with the plans to build the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) at BARC (Beltsville Agricultural Research Center) as well as the status of the wooded tract of land at NASA/Goddard, that will hopefully be transferred to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge.As always, we will close out our meeting with an overview of upcoming events. This calendar will be updated prior to the meeting. https://chears.org/gcan/monthly-meetings/upcoming-events/ For more info, contact Lore Rosenthal, SimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com, 301-345-2234 (landline, no text)ZOOM INFOTopic: GCAN Meeting for FebTime: Wed, Feb 9, 2022 07:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89948890573Meeting ID: 899 4889 0573One tap mobile+13017158592,,89948890573# US (Washington DC)Dial by your location+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)Meeting ID: 899 4889 0573
THERE IS STILL TIME . . .. . .SIGN UP FOR COMMUNITY SOLAR,THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD SUN
SWITCH TO COMMUNITY SOLAR AND SUPPORT GCAN TOO!We encourage you to view our July 2021 presentation from Neighborhood Sun.https://www.facebook.com/neighborhoodsun/videos/341211967495082We hope many of you will consider subscribing to a community solar, solar array, through Neighborhood Sun. Right now, there are two projects open for Pepco-MD Customers, called Simba Solar Farm in Cheltenham and Oaks Landfill in Gaithersburg. There are three more projects open for BGE Customers, called Friendship Solar, White Marsh Solar, and Dogwood & Old Court Solar (in Baltimore) https://neighborhoodsun.solar/solarfarms/All of these projects offer you a discount off of what you are paying for dirty electricity through your utility. They range from 5% to 10% (to 25%), depending on the terms of the particular developer involved, (and whether you qualify as a Low to Moderate Income Household). If you use this special link to sign up, Neighborhood Sun will donate $50 to GCAN’s parent organization, CHEARS (Chesapeake Education Arts and Research Society).  www.neighborhoodsun.solar/GCAN Neighborhood Sun representatives are there daily, to answer questions by email, chat, and phone.Save money on your electric bill AND support GCAN!  
 
Update on PG County Climate Action Plan
Use your voice! Tell our County Leaders: Adopt the Climate Action Plan
 Prince George’s County Climate Action Plan has been released.It was open for public comment from Nov 1 – Dec 1, 2021 You can view the report and all of the public comments at:https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3748/Climate-ChangeWe recently learned that the Dept of the Environmental (DoE) will be hosting a county council briefing on Thursday, Feb 17, 11am-12:30 pm. (We will keep you posted as we learn more details).We will all need to speak out to our County Council members to encourage them to “adopt and implement” the plan.Fortunately, the Greenbelt Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (Green ACES) has asked the Greenbelt City Council to contact our County Council members, in support of the plan. So local advocacy has already begun.
WINTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
This is a partial listing. A full calendar of events will be posted to https://chears.org/gcan/monthly-meetings/upcoming-events/ prior to the meeting. ONGOINGSundays, 4:30-5:30 pm: Biweekly calls with Clean Water Action about Zero Waste Legislation in Annapolis, Jan 2022 (email Lore for the link)Mondays, 1:00-2:00 pm: Weekly calls with MD Legislative Coalition Climate Justice Wing to choose priority legislation for Jan 2022 (email Lore for the link)Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm: Weekly Calls with Climate Partners, working together on the 2022 Comprehensive Climate Package. (email Lore for the link)Mondays, 5:00-6:00 pm: Weekly calls for Reclaim Renewable Energy Act, (to clean up the RPS) (Clean Water Action and Food & Water Watch), to plan the campaign for Jan 2022. (email Lore for the link)Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm: Weekly MCRT-wide (Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit). Discuss opposition to the SC Maglev Train. (email Lore for the link)2nd Saturdays of the Month, 11am-1pm: Prince George’s County DSA Ecosocialists monthly meeting (e-mail ecosocialists@pgdsa.org for the link); organize around local issues in support of a Green New Deal agenda, and work towards climate and environmental justice from an anti-capitalist framing.  ONE-TIMEThurs, Feb 3, 7:30-9:00 pm; Mon, Feb 7 (5:00-8:00 pm. exact times TBA): Sierra Club Kickoff and Sierra Club Lobby Night https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002GBnKAAW&mapLinkHref=Mon, Feb 7, 8:00-10:00 pm: Green ACES work session with Greenbelt City Council. Composting proposal and list of other Recommendations from 2021. https://www.greenbeltmd.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5046/53 Wed, Feb 9, 1:00-5:00 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the Budget & Taxation Committee) forSB359: Maglev billhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Wed, Feb 9, 1:30-5:00 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the Health & Gov’t Ops Committee) forHB275: PFAs billhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Thurs, Feb 10, 7-8pm: MCRT (Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit) Annual Meetinghttps://mailchi.mp/e48dabef6cc0/current-activities-bw-scmaglev-opposition-6130642Registration link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-coalition-for-responsible-transit-annual-meeting-tickets-254539232697 Sat, Feb 12, 9am-12pm: Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), “Polar Bear Plunge” Fundraiserhttps://us-p2p.engagingnetworks.app/6545/keepwintercoldTues, Feb 15, 1-5 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the EHEA Committee) for SB528: Climate Solutions Now ActSB135: Climate Crisis & Environmental Justice Acthttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Wed, Feb 16, 7:00-8:00 pm, NAACP PGC Environmental and Climate Justice committee, (email Lore for zoom link). Thurs, Feb 17, 11:30am-12:30 pm: Dept of Environment (DoE) briefing of the PG County Council, re: Climate Action Plan (details to follow)Thurs, Feb 17, 1:00-5:00 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the Environment & Transportation) Committee) forHB326: Maglev billhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Thurs, Feb 17, 7 pm; Mon, Feb 21, 5-8 pm: CCAN Kickoff and CCAN Lobby Night https://act.ccanactionfund.org/page/37570/data/1?Tues, Feb 22, 7:30-9:00 pm, Green ACES (Greenbelt Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability) and Green Team. (email Lore for link) Wed, Mar 9, 7-9 pm – GCAN Monthly Meeting www.chears.org/gcan For more information about any of these events, email Lore at SimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com
GCAN is a project of Chesapeake Education Arts and Research Society P.O. Box 1841,Greenbelt, MD 20768301-6424851
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Dear Jean,Please join us for our next GCAN Meeting on Wed, Feb. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm. The topic will be: “Legislative Updates”.  We will be meeting via Zoom. Details are below.  Also below is information on two particular items of interest
  • Signing up for community solar through Neighborhood Sun, save money off your electric bill. Shares are still available!Update on the PG County Climate Action Plan (County Council briefing scheduled for this month.)
Please scroll to the bottom for a partial list of upcoming events this month.After 15 years as an organization, GCAN finally has a Google Group List Serv. We are now up to 68 members! It would be great for many more of you to join. Various members post items of interest throughout the month (whereas this e-News only comes out monthly).   To subscribe, write to Lore at the email below.Thanks,Lore Rosenthal, Program CoordinatorGreenbelt Climate Action NetworkSimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com301-345-2234 (landline, no text)
Greenbelt Climate Action Network
 “GCAN LEGISLATIVE UPDATES”
 
Wednesday, February 9, 20227:00-9:00 pmVia Zoomhttps://www.facebook.com/events/419533129940063
You are invited to the February meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network (GCAN). It will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, February 9, 7-9 pm. The Zoom link is available belowYou can invite friends through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/419533129940063 With the Maryland General Assembly in full swing, we will hear from various GCAN members on legislative updates regarding the top bills we are following. These includes:* Climate Solutions Now Act, comprehensive legislation introduced by Senator Paul Pinskyhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb0528?ys=2022RS* Reclaim Renewable Energy Act, to clean up our RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard)https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0011?ys=2022RS* Amendment for Environmental Human Rights https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0596?ys=2022RS* Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0171?ys=2022RS* PFAs Chemicals: Prohibitions and Requirements https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0275?ys=2022RS* Magnetic Levitation Transportation Systems: Prohibited Appropriations (Maglev)https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb0326?ys=2022RSWe will also hear updates on what is happening with the plans to build the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) at BARC (Beltsville Agricultural Research Center) as well as the status of the wooded tract of land at NASA/Goddard, that will hopefully be transferred to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge.As always, we will close out our meeting with an overview of upcoming events. This calendar will be updated prior to the meeting. https://chears.org/gcan/monthly-meetings/upcoming-events/ For more info, contact Lore Rosenthal, SimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com, 301-345-2234 (landline, no text)ZOOM INFOTopic: GCAN Meeting for FebTime: Wed, Feb 9, 2022 07:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89948890573Meeting ID: 899 4889 0573One tap mobile+13017158592,,89948890573# US (Washington DC)Dial by your location+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)Meeting ID: 899 4889 0573
THERE IS STILL TIME . . .. . .SIGN UP FOR COMMUNITY SOLAR,THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD SUN
SWITCH TO COMMUNITY SOLAR AND SUPPORT GCAN TOO!We encourage you to view our July 2021 presentation from Neighborhood Sun.https://www.facebook.com/neighborhoodsun/videos/341211967495082We hope many of you will consider subscribing to a community solar, solar array, through Neighborhood Sun. Right now, there are two projects open for Pepco-MD Customers, called Simba Solar Farm in Cheltenham and Oaks Landfill in Gaithersburg. There are three more projects open for BGE Customers, called Friendship Solar, White Marsh Solar, and Dogwood & Old Court Solar (in Baltimore) https://neighborhoodsun.solar/solarfarms/All of these projects offer you a discount off of what you are paying for dirty electricity through your utility. They range from 5% to 10% (to 25%), depending on the terms of the particular developer involved, (and whether you qualify as a Low to Moderate Income Household). If you use this special link to sign up, Neighborhood Sun will donate $50 to GCAN’s parent organization, CHEARS (Chesapeake Education Arts and Research Society).  www.neighborhoodsun.solar/GCAN Neighborhood Sun representatives are there daily, to answer questions by email, chat, and phone.Save money on your electric bill AND support GCAN!  
 
Update on PG County Climate Action Plan
Use your voice! Tell our County Leaders: Adopt the Climate Action Plan
 Prince George’s County Climate Action Plan has been released.It was open for public comment from Nov 1 – Dec 1, 2021 You can view the report and all of the public comments at:https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3748/Climate-ChangeWe recently learned that the Dept of the Environmental (DoE) will be hosting a county council briefing on Thursday, Feb 17, 11am-12:30 pm. (We will keep you posted as we learn more details).We will all need to speak out to our County Council members to encourage them to “adopt and implement” the plan.Fortunately, the Greenbelt Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (Green ACES) has asked the Greenbelt City Council to contact our County Council members, in support of the plan. So local advocacy has already begun.
WINTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
This is a partial listing. A full calendar of events will be posted to https://chears.org/gcan/monthly-meetings/upcoming-events/ prior to the meeting. ONGOINGSundays, 4:30-5:30 pm: Biweekly calls with Clean Water Action about Zero Waste Legislation in Annapolis, Jan 2022 (email Lore for the link)Mondays, 1:00-2:00 pm: Weekly calls with MD Legislative Coalition Climate Justice Wing to choose priority legislation for Jan 2022 (email Lore for the link)Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm: Weekly Calls with Climate Partners, working together on the 2022 Comprehensive Climate Package. (email Lore for the link)Mondays, 5:00-6:00 pm: Weekly calls for Reclaim Renewable Energy Act, (to clean up the RPS) (Clean Water Action and Food & Water Watch), to plan the campaign for Jan 2022. (email Lore for the link)Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm: Weekly MCRT-wide (Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit). Discuss opposition to the SC Maglev Train. (email Lore for the link)2nd Saturdays of the Month, 11am-1pm: Prince George’s County DSA Ecosocialists monthly meeting (e-mail ecosocialists@pgdsa.org for the link); organize around local issues in support of a Green New Deal agenda, and work towards climate and environmental justice from an anti-capitalist framing.  ONE-TIMEThurs, Feb 3, 7:30-9:00 pm; Mon, Feb 7 (5:00-8:00 pm. exact times TBA): Sierra Club Kickoff and Sierra Club Lobby Night https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002GBnKAAW&mapLinkHref=Mon, Feb 7, 8:00-10:00 pm: Green ACES work session with Greenbelt City Council. Composting proposal and list of other Recommendations from 2021. https://www.greenbeltmd.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5046/53 Wed, Feb 9, 1:00-5:00 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the Budget & Taxation Committee) forSB359: Maglev billhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Wed, Feb 9, 1:30-5:00 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the Health & Gov’t Ops Committee) forHB275: PFAs billhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Thurs, Feb 10, 7-8pm: MCRT (Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit) Annual Meetinghttps://mailchi.mp/e48dabef6cc0/current-activities-bw-scmaglev-opposition-6130642Registration link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-coalition-for-responsible-transit-annual-meeting-tickets-254539232697 Sat, Feb 12, 9am-12pm: Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), “Polar Bear Plunge” Fundraiserhttps://us-p2p.engagingnetworks.app/6545/keepwintercoldTues, Feb 15, 1-5 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the EHEA Committee) for SB528: Climate Solutions Now ActSB135: Climate Crisis & Environmental Justice Acthttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Wed, Feb 16, 7:00-8:00 pm, NAACP PGC Environmental and Climate Justice committee, (email Lore for zoom link). Thurs, Feb 17, 11:30am-12:30 pm: Dept of Environment (DoE) briefing of the PG County Council, re: Climate Action Plan (details to follow)Thurs, Feb 17, 1:00-5:00 pm: Watch the MD General Assembly Hearings (in the Environment & Transportation) Committee) forHB326: Maglev billhttps://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Meetings/Day (Find the committee, click on the button that says “LIVE”)Thurs, Feb 17, 7 pm; Mon, Feb 21, 5-8 pm: CCAN Kickoff and CCAN Lobby Night https://act.ccanactionfund.org/page/37570/data/1?Tues, Feb 22, 7:30-9:00 pm, Green ACES (Greenbelt Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability) and Green Team. (email Lore for link) Wed, Mar 9, 7-9 pm – GCAN Monthly Meeting www.chears.org/gcan For more information about any of these events, email Lore at SimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com
GCAN is a project of Chesapeake Education Arts and Research Society P.O. Box 1841,Greenbelt, MD 20768301-6424851
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