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January 2019

14th Annual “Keep Winter Cold” Polar Bear Plunge

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

CCAN is a leader in the climate fight in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Rooted in community organizing, we work with and empower everyday people, leverage strategic organizational relationships, and use a diverse toolbox of tactics to fight climate change in affected communities, especially the most vulnerable. We educate, inspire, and mobilize to develop local climate leaders and advocate for cutting-edge policies that build a more sustainable and just future. Our campaigns go on to serve as models across the region…

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Washington County Lobby Training for 100% Renewables in MD!

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We are at a crossroads here in Maryland, and it’s time to choose the path to 100% clean energy. To do this, we need our legislators behind us. Join us at our lobby training in Washington County and you will learn about both the Clean Energy Jobs Act and the Pipeline and Water Protection Act – two key bills we hope to pass next legislative session. Not only that, you will take with you skills that are transferable to all…

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Conservation Lobby Day

January 30 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Ensure a strong conservation voice is heard during the legislative session. Join us on January 30th for this year’s Conservation Lobby Day. Every year, Virginia Conservation Network’s 100+ environmental organizations come together to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard during the legislative session. Volunteer advocates join professional staff to meet with state legislators and encourage them to support strong conservation policy. * Speakers Announced * In addition to lobbying our legislators, each Lobby Day we are joined by champion lawmakers…

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February 2019

The Environment and Energy Committee of Chevy Chase Village Presents Clean Energy

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you thought about ways to save energy, installing solar panels on your roof or switching to renewable energy to green your carbon footprint and your wallet? Please join us on Tuesday, February 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Village Hall, to learn more about Clean Energy policy in MD, Green Energy Choices and other cost saving options  to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.  Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will speak to us about energy saving options and opportunities…

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Underachiever Polar Bear Plunge

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you tired of Virginia climate underachievers? So are we. That’s why we’re participating in this year’s Polar Bear Plunge as the “Virginia Resisters.” We are going to “go big’ and dip our big-toes into the James River. The Polar Bear Plunge is CCAN’s largest fundraiser and our signature event, powering victories to move our region off of fossil fuels and on to clean energy. Each year, activists, friends and families show their commitment to fighting climate change by jumping…

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Join our Webinar: Road to 100% Renewables in Maryland

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session is in full swing, and it’s time to let our legislators know we’re counting on them to take historic action on climate this session. The best way to do that is to meet them face to face. But what if you’ve never lobbied before? We’ve got you covered. Join us for our lobby training webinar and you will learn about both the Clean Energy Jobs Act and the Pipeline and Water Protection Act – two key bills making their…

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Splinter fundraiser for CCAN

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rock out with Splinter and friends at the VFW Saturday, Feb. 9. The band is donating $1 for every drink folks buy that night to the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and asking for donations at the door.   Event Details: Who: You and your music loving climate supporting friends and family! What: A Splinter and friends concert hosted at the VFW to raise money for Chesapeake Climate Action Network. When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Where:  Veterans of Foreign…

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Maryland Climate Lobby Night

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On February 18, Marylanders will have their opportunity to meet the urgent crisis of climate change head on. Join us for lobby night to urge your legislators to pass two key climate bills this year. The first is the “Clean Energy Jobs Act,” which would put Maryland on the path to 100% clean energy. It would expand the state’s renewable electricity requirement to 50% by 2030, then map out the best path for Maryland to reach 100% renewable power by 2040.…

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February 19: Norfolk Climate Mixer

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As a follow up from an event held in December, we are having another gathering to discuss the Norfolk Vision 2100 plans on resilience. We will also discuss the information on the Hampton resiliency plans that we have gathered. Please join us for this event no matter what city you are in. We hope to extend the organizing around this issue into all 7 cities.   Here are the details: Who: Virginia climate activists, and YOU! What: Connecting with others…

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CCAN Hampton Roads Monthly Meeting

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our February monthly meeting. We have updates to share and new ways to plug into the fight for climate justice! We’ll give updates on the status of Virginia pipelines, discuss what’s happened this session in the Virginia General Assembly, discuss what’s in the Green New Deal, and learn more about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, also called RGGI.   Here are the details: Who: CCAN, Virginia climate activists, and you! When: February 21st, 6:30-8:00pm Where: CCAN Office…

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