Programs and Presentations

Will the Boom in Solar and Wind Power Propel the U.S. to a Renewable Energy Future?

Solar and Wind Energy Forum  
Tuesday, September 16, 7 pm
Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD
"Lighting the Way" is Environment America's new study of increased solar capacity nationwide and in Maryland.  Maryland is number eight in the nation in the most solar electricity per capita.  According to the Department of Energy, the U.S. was the fastest growing wind power market in the world in 2012.  Recent developments in offshore wind for Maryland will enhance the market for wind in the U.S.
Find out what you can do, individually and collectively, to move toward a renewable energy future.  The program is free and open to the public in partnership with the Town Center Community Association.
The League of Women Voters Howard County (LWVHC), HoCo Climate Change, Transition Howard County, the Office of Environmental Sustainability, Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment, Environment Maryland, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, National Council of Jewish Women and the Sierra Club Howard County are co-sponsoring the Forum.
Speakers will include:
• Joanna Diamond, Director of Environment Maryland
• Tommy Landers, Maryland and D.C. Policy Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
• Richard Deustchmann, Ameresco Federal Solutions, Inc.
• Vanessa Deutschmann, SolarCity, MD 

Information about the Forum is available from Betsy Singer, LWVHC, at  

"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.