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Environmental Learning and Stewardship in Howard County, MD

November 4, 2023
Climate Change
Solutions
Symposium

Climate Change Solutions Symposium
Nov 4, 2023

Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Columbia MD

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2023 Climate Symposium 


“Climate Change:  Imagine What We Can Do Together!”

Special thanks to our co-sponsor hosts,  

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia Climate Change Task Force

The symposium was not recorded, but the speakers have provided links to some of the presentations below.  

Speakers

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Timothy Lattimer

Administrator of the HoCo Office of Community Sustainability

Formerly Senior Advisor, Office of Global Change, U.S. Dept of State

   

As a former climate diplomat and current Administrator of Howard County’s Office of Community Sustainability, Tim Lattimer will describe the Howard County government’s “whole of government” approach to implementing its new “Climate Forward” action plan. He will also discuss how we can bring “all hands on deck” to build a “whole of community” effort that ensures Howard County’s long-term leadership in tackling the climate crisis. 

Presentations:

Action Plan - https://climateforward.howardcountymd.gov/action-plan

Dashboard - https://climateforward.howardcountymd.gov/dashboard

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Mike Raupp, Ph. D.  

Emeritus Professor of Entomology, University of Maryland

Fellow of the Entomological Society of America

What a warming world means for plants, pests, and beneficial insects

We will review evidence for climate change, mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, and what it means for changing weather patterns around the globe. We will see how warmer temperatures alter the status of native and non-native insects in our region. Learn how warmer temperatures affect arthropod abundance, distributions, seasonal phenology and interactions among plants, herbivores, and their natural enemies. 

Mike Raupp's "Bug of the week" website:  
https://bugoftheweek.com/thebugguy

 

This youtube link lets you subscribe so it appears when written in your email:  https://www.youtube.com/user/bugoftheweek

 

Mike's UMD site, with papers, talks, & credentials:
tials:  https://entomology.umd.edu/raupp-michael-j.html

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Wanda Prather, M.S.

HoLLIE Coordinator, Retired IT Specialist, Democracy Activist

Becoming an Advocate for Climate Policy

We can no longer ignore the connection between legislation and the fight against climate change.  Whether we like it are not, climate activists have to be aware of politics and become active advocates.  

Learn how to become a Climate Policy Advocate without taking a lot of time or making yourself crazy! 

To download presentation click here. 

What's your Environmental Passion ???

Whether you have a lifetime, a day, or an hour, there is something you can do to help!

Hover or tap on the circles to find what interests you most, then click Go! to see a list of related local organizations and web resources.

You can start small and still help a lot!

  How to get started:

  • Explore the circles

  • Click Go! to see a list of web resources and related environmental organizations in and around Howard County

  • Visit their website

  • Join their email list and stay informed

  • Attend a meeting in person or online if you can

  • Volunteers are needed for everything from office work and making phone calls to event staffing, research, outdoor work, and nature walks.  There are often opportunities to help from home.

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Rivers -

Chesapeake Bay and Watershed

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Waste -
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Sustainability -
Personal Action -

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You can make a difference!

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Nature Centers

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Soil

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Environmental Education - 
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Environmental Justice & Health-
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Climate Change -
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Climate Action

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Local environmental organizations with great opportunities for you to get involved! 

Links to environmental organizations in and around Howard County; web resources on environmental topics; environmental resources for kids.

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