Candidates 2018: Fossil-Free Campaign Pledge Signers!

Suzanne Oshinsky, Candidate for the District B Seat on the Harford County Countil, signs the fossil-free campaign pledge!

Alison Galbraith, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland First District, signs the pledge to refuse fossil-fuel campaign contributions!

The organization 350.org is a non-profit organization that seeks to restore our planet’s atmosphere to a healthy 350 parts-per-million of CO2.  They initiated a nationwide campaign to ask every political candidate to sign this pledge:

I pledge not to take contributions from the oil, gas and coal industry, and instead to prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.

By May 21, invitations to sign will have been mailed to all candidates running in Harford County for county, state and national office.  The following have already signed, and we just got started!

Suzanne Oshinsky, Harford County Council District B

Karen Kukurin, Harford County Council District C

Jean Salvatore, Harford County Council District D

Jesse Colvin, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

Allison Galbraith, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

Carlos Taylor, States Attorney

Gordon Koerner, Delegate, 7th District

 

 

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Harford County Climate Action explains Climate Change to Harford County Council

On April 17 2018, at the invitation of the Harford County Council, Harford County Climate Action represented by Tracey Waite, Fawn Palmer and Adilakshmi Tadepalli spoke about climate change, explaining the greenhouse effect, the role of human activity, the predicted impact of sea level rise in Harford County, the role of the fossil fuel industry in spreading doubt and denial, and the importance of renewable energy and local action to mitigate climate change.


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Climate Change requires urgent action, residents tell Harford County Council.

Startled by Harford County Council president Richard Slutzky’s remarks at the Feb 13th  meeting of the council, in which he dismissed climate change as fake news, and part of a plan by the UN to redistribute wealth by alarming the public, a number of residents came to speak to the council at its February 20th meeting.

Harford County Climate Action has continued discussing climate change with council members and has been invited to present on the issue at the April 17 meeting.   The public is encouraged to attend.

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Group Protests Off-Shore Oil at Harris’s Office

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Harford County Climate Action | hcclimateaction@gmail.com

A vocal group of 20 people including 5 middle and high school students braved the frigid winds Friday, January 2, to oppose the Trump administration’s move to open nearly the entire United States coastline to offshore drilling.  They were met with approving honks and thumbs-up signs from passersby.  Representative Andy Harris stated in a recent interview with WYPR that he would be open to offshore drilling in Maryland provided that it was out of sight and the communities agreed to it.

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Saving the Planet for Future Generations

Harford County Climate Action is a group of citizens concerned with the devastating effects of climate change on our planet.  Climate change refers to the recent and ongoing rise in global average temperature near the Earth’s surface.  It is caused mostly by human activity which increases concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  Global warming is causing climate patterns to change.  we seek to educate the public, explore green energy solutions and take action to lessen the human impact affecting our planet and lives.

If you are worried about climate disruption and want to do something about it locally, please come to our meetings.  We need your input because each of us has a role to play in saving the planet.

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Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.  – Bill Nye

Goals:

  • to bolster our sense of hope, i.e. to lessen despair and cynicism
  • to keep each other updated and informed about climate change
  • to provide a forum for respectful discussion
  • to set achievable goals for lessening Harford County’s carbon footprint
  • to engage in activism, public education, etc. to reach these goals

*A viable group will need members of all ages, races, creeds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, etc.  We need members who can sing, write, play guitar, draw, write plays, explain scientific principles, read, organize, develop political contacts, etc.

We are looking for YOU.

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