Programs and Presentations

Upcoming Programs


Our Goal: No Coal

If you don’t want it in your stocking, you sure don’t want it in your lungs. The Sierra Club’s national campaign “Beyond Coal” is cleaning the air by eliminating coal-fired power plants. In Maryland, David Smedick is the Beyond Coal Campaign and Policy Representative, and Seth Bush is the campaign organizer.

Join us on for a multimedia presentation:  

"Energy, Health, and Climate Change in Maryland"
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 7 – 8 pm
Ellicott City (please register for directions)

Seth Bush will describe our latest successes in limiting pollution from coal-burning power plants, and increasing the use of renewable energy.

The presentation will be preceded by a half-hour meeting of the Executive Committee; all are welcome. Please register online and we'll save you a seat.


"Saving the Places We Love: Paths toward Environmental Stewardship" 

Discussion with the Author
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Robinson Nature Center

6692 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044

Local author Ned Tillman will lead a discussion loosely based on his latest book, "Saving the Places We Love: Paths toward Environmental Stewardship." What are you doing to preserve the places that are special to you? What should we be doing together to preserve what we all think should not be lost? This book is the story of some of those wonderful places all across America and what key people and organizations have done in the past to save them.

Ned also wrote the award-winning book, "The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action", describing some of the places important to him: the Susquehanna River, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Chesapeake Bay. Copies of his new book will be available to buy, just in time for the holidays.