Last Chance to Register!!
Join us for Climate Emergency: Montgomery County Responds: A Town Hall focused on Cutting Greenhouse Gases Now
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 PM
WHERE: Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Global warming has drastically changed our earth, and scientists predict widespread catastrophe if we don’t dramatically curb greenhouse gas emissions. In December 2017, the Montgomery County Council adopted Resolution 18-974, declaring a climate emergency and pledging to reduce the County’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2027, and by 100 percent by 2035.
Meeting these goals will require radical changes in energy use, transportation and consumption — and tremendous effort from all county residents. Get involved! Learn what you can do. And hear about what progress has been made so far.
Join us on Sept. 14th!
-Hear from climate experts, student and social justice groups, and county officials what we need to do to achieve the goals of the Climate Emergency Resolution!
- Have your questions answered!
- Sign up to work with local groups!
- Get ready to support student groups during their week of climate action September 20 – 27!
Moderator: Jacob Fenston, WAMU Environment Reporter
Featured speakers and panelists:
Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive
Tom Hucker, Chair of the County Council Transportation and Environment Committee
Adriana Hochberg, Montgomery County Climate Change Coordinator
Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Montgomery County Planning Board
Danielle J.L. Meitiv, Climate Scientist and Environmental Advocate
Wendy Howard, Executive Director, One Montgomery Green
Naeem Alam, Sunrise Movement
Bill Ragen, Labor Network for Sustainability
Jansikwe Medina-Tayac, Blair High School senior, member of Piscataway Nation, Climate Justice Advocate
Takoma Park Mobilization
80% by 2027 Coalition
The Climate Mobilization
Do The Most Good
Glen Echo Heights Mobilization
Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solution
Bannockburn Reason for Action
Our Revolution MoCo
Co-Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Action Committee For Transit
Audubon Naturalist Society
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Citizens Against Beltway Expansion
Citizens Climate Lobby
Coalition for Smarter Growth
DMV Climate Action Friends
Don’t Widen 270
Environmental Justice Ministry, Cedar Lane UU Church
Food and Water Watch
Interfaith Power and Light
Maryland Food Council
MoCo Students for Climate
Montgomery County Dept of Environmental Protection
One Montgomery Green
Sierra Club - Montgomery County
Sugarloaf Citizens Association