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 email@example.com. 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.
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
Low Impact Landscaping
*Net Zero Homes
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org);
If you wish to contact or join the Climate Action Team, please fill out the form below.