Climate Action Team


To push our government to urgently enact the transformations we need to prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

So Much to Do, but we can do this!!

For 90 days each year, starting in January, the Maryland General Assembly meets.  Each year we are urging our legislators to take bigger and bolder steps to fight climate change. 

If you want to become a member in the fight against climate change in the state of Maryland please email  We would love to have you by our side!

Climate Crisis – So Much to Do, So Little Time


  • In Maryland, rising sea levels are eroding 3000 miles of coastline and flooding over 265,000 acres of low-lying areas. Smith Island is being swallowed by water. Ellicott City was walloped by two historic floods over two years. The pounding surf is eroding the beach at Ocean City. “Sunny day” flooding is inundating downtown Annapolis and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 
  • Maryland is uniquely situated as a state – particularly vulnerable to climate change and well-positioned to act. We could be a leader in clean energy solutions, reducing emissions from transportation, reducing single-use plastics, and much more, with a focus on climate justice.


2020-2021 Accomplishments

The Climate Action Team was part of a state-wide coalition of environmental groups, forming a powerhouse of over 75,000 citizens.

An amazing 
25 bills passed in Maryland Legislature:

Maryland Transit Safety and Investment

Electric MTA Buses

Southern Maryland Rapid Transit

Clean Cars Act

Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations Multi-family

Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations Residential

Incineration Ash Recycling Removal


*Tree Planting

Low Impact Landscaping

Composting HOAs

*Net Zero Homes

Utility Regulation

Community Choice Energy

Removable Energy Portfolio Standards Black Liquor Removal

Gas Service Regulation Safety

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Net Energy Metering

Renewable Energy Portfolio Addition Rural Electric Coops

*Clean Energy Innovation/Investment

Climate Counsel Act

Electric and Gas Supply

*Maryland Environmental Service Reform Act

*Commission on Environmental Justice


2023 Goals and Plans


Inspired by 2020 and 2021 achievements and the urgency of the climate crisis, we continue to advocate at the local, state and national levels.


• Reduction of greenhouse gases to 60% by 2030 
• Transition of Electric Vehicles in state fleet and school buses; additional charging stations
• Expansion of Clean Energy requirements and incentives
• Establishment of Sustainable Building requirements in government buildings
• Remediation of the inequity of climate pollution to insure Environmental Justice 
• Build relationships with state and county governments to strengthen environmental coalitions.

Coalition Building

The Climate Action Team has worked hard to build and work with other groups such as Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, Howard County Climate Action and others. This provides a strong political movement of over 75,000 coalition members.

Contact: Richard Deutschmann (; 

               Barb Matheson(

If you wish to contact or join the Climate Action Team, please fill out the form below.

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