Raise Your Voice for Climate Rescue Policy!

Click here to email RRUUCEarthMinistry@gmail.com.  Find Earth Ministry’s Calendar of Events here.
Our meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month usually at 11:30; watch for announcements in the eWeekly for details. Each meeting begins with a 10-15 minute informative presentation from a River Roader with expertise in some area of clean, green living. Business of the committee follows. 

Our next meeting will be on SUNDAY, FEB 18, ON ZOOM AND IN ROOM 23 at 11:30. Minutes of our meetings are always available for comment in this Google Folder.

EVENTS: Climate & Housing Advocacy Day in Annapolis

Join AIM’s Climate & Housing Advocacy Day in Annapolis on Feb 21!

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVOCACY: Contact your representatives!

‘Tis the season for making a big difference in Annapolis! There’s a ton of guidance about which climate-saving bills to talk about with your representatives in the MD General Assembly. Organizations that share our UU Green values, UU Legislative Ministry, Interfaith Power & Light (coordinating with AIM and CASA), and the Sierra Club, have put out their lists of priority bills below. Your emails, texts, Tweets and calls make a big difference, especially if you can tell a personal story, and best of all is a face-to-face meeting. Consider joining AIM at their in-person Feb. 21 Lobby Day, or click the links to learn more and take action!  Who are your reps?  Look them up here!

UULM Priority Bills:
HB 864 – EmPOWER Energy Efficiency update 
HB 516 – Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act 
HB 24/SB 96 – Climate and Environmental Equity Act

IPL Priority Bills:
HB 864 EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act update
HB0024/SB0096 Impact of Environmental Permits and State Agency Actions
(no bill number yet) The Whole Watershed Protection Act

Sierra Club Priority Bills: 
HB 864 EmPOWER Energy Efficiency Act update
HB 735/SB 642 Beverage Container Deposit/Refund Litter Reduction
HB 836 /SB 681   Transportation and Climate Alignment Act

(Do you notice a pattern?  If you only have time to advocate for ONE BILL, it’s the 864 EmPOWER 2024 update to the highly successful but outdated 2008 EmPOWER legislation.  It supports a just transition away from fossil fuels and supports the direction of funding to more low-income rental residents through their landlords.)