Announcing a new Meetup for Washington DC Alternative Energy Nobel Peace Economics!
What: June 9 Celebrate Maryland's Climate Heroes - Benefit for CCAN
When: June 9, 2009 7:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Announcing a new Meetup for Maryland Suburbs Urbanism/Sustainable Development!
What: Celebrate Maryland's Climate Heroes - Benefit for CCAN
WHEN: Tuesday, June 9th from 7-9pm
WHERE: The award-winning Student Center at the Takoma Park campus of Montgomery College
REFRESHMENTS: Hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided
TICKETS: Minimum donation of $50 and all the proceeds support CCAN's critical work. Purchase tickets below
ATTIRE: Cocktail attire
~About the Awardees~
U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD-8th Dist) has achieved many clean energy successes in his six years in Congress. He is co-chair of the House Renewable Energy and Efficiency Caucus. He led the fight for establishing a ?Green Bank? within the recent economic stimulus package. And in April he introduced the historic and much-praised climate bill called ?The Cap and Dividend Act of 2009.?
State Senator Paul Pinsky (Dist. 22) and Delegate Kumar Barve (Dist. 17), meanwhile, were lead sponsors this year of the strongest climate bill ever passed by a U.S. state: the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of Maryland.
Council Member George Leventhal has achieved many clean energy successes in his six years on the Montgomery County Council. He pioneered the campaign to switch county government buildings -- including schools -- to 10 percent wind power. He launched the "Clean Energy Reward" program for Montgomery County residential purchasers of clean energy. And he has been an unshakeable leader in the fight for the Purple Line light rail system in the county.
Betsy Taylor and Ted and Jennifer Stanley have dedicated much of their remarkable careers to advocating for social justice and environmental stewardship. Without their support, CCAN would never have achieved its landmark successes across the region.
Jamie Raskin, MD State Senator (District 20)
Bill McKibben, MIddlebury College
Bob Musil, Chairman, 2020 Vision
Gary Skulnik, Clean Currents
Lise Van Susteren, The Climate Project
Mark Cohen, Executive Producer, THE COFFEE HOUSE
Seth Goldman, Honest Tea
Betsy Cohn and Judy Appelbaum
Cleo Braver and Alfred Tyler
Cindy and Ed Brandt
Cindy L. Parker, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dave Blazer, Bluewater Wind
Karen and Jim McManus
Linda and Robert Pepper
Lisa Kiely, University of Maryland
Pat DeLaquil, Clean Energy Commercialization LLC
Scott Nash, MOM?S Organic Market
BELOW IS UNRELATED TO ABOVE ? except it is about Climate
From Franny Alexander, director of the movie, AgeofStupid.org, about looking back from climate destroyed world of 2055 at the destructive traits of the present day: Ha ha, AgeofStupid just got our worst review of all time - actually, maybe anybody's worst review of all time: http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/6359/
Green Movie Investors? Speaking of cash, if anyone would like to own a piece of the Stupid pie, we have 8.5 shares of 10K left from Round 4 (or is it 5?). Investing details here: http://www.ageofstupid.net/money
- Shell is in court in New York for complicity in the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa. As you no doubt remember, Saro-Wiwa was the environmental activist and Ogoni leader who led a campaign against the environmental devastation wreaked upon the Niger Delta (as featured in Layefa's story in Age of Stupid) in the '90s, as a result of which he was hanged, along with eight of his colleagues, in 1995. For more info, including how you can get involved in various actions this week, see: www.shellguilty.org and http://remembersarowiwa.com/
Age of Stupid?s super-cool UK distributors, Dogwoof, are launching their new film about over-fishing, The End of the Line. Apparently there's going to be no fish by 2048, which is not just a wee problem for hungry humans but, obviously, for all the ocean's ecosystems (even before we get into climate change heating the water, killing the coral...). http://www.dogwoof.com/indie/indietrailer/the-end-of-the-line-trailer/
- There's a whole radio show all about climate change, which is archived neatly online: www.climateradio.org
Learn more here:http://alternativeenergy.meetup.com/28/calendar/10533442/