In the days leading up to Earth Day, congregations and communities across Baltimore are celebrating their commitment to care for Creation! Join them (and us!) at these events and find out below how you can help us #StopOilTrains in Baltimore!
Solar & Clean Energy Workshop at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
When: Wednesday, March 28, 6pm-8pm (Light dinner at 5pm)
Where: Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
2812 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215
How: RSVP HERE
Join us at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church for an interactive workshop and presentation on clean energy for your home and congregation. Hear from our Director, Joelle Novey, about the link between our energy use and climate change, learn from Baltimore Energy Challenge how to save energy at home, find out from Groundswell how you and your congregation can switch support clean energy through your energy bills, and explore the process of going solar with Retrofit Baltimore. RSVP here!
Join Faith Leaders across Baltimore & ask Mayor Pugh to #StopOilTrains!
Last month, Rabbi Daniel Burg (pictured at right) testified before the Baltimore City Council in favor of banning construction of new crude oil train terminals, by calling on the councilmembers to listen to the words of Maimonides. "If there is any object which could cause mortal danger, one is required to remove it." He also delivered a letter with signatures from more than fifty faith leaders across Baltimore who support the ban.
The City Council heeded the testimony of Rabbi Burg and his colleagues, along with many caring voices from across Baltimore and voted to pass the Crude Oil Terminal Ban! Now, it's up to Mayor Pugh to sign the bill and prevent the proliferation of Crude Oil Trains in our city.
Can you call Mayor Pugh and urge her to sign the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition?
Call her here: 410-396-4900 and follow this script:
"Hi, my name is ______, and I live in (Baltimore or your neighborhood) and attend (your congregation). I am calling today, as a person of faith, to ask Mayor Pugh to sign Bill 17-0150, the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition when it reaches her desk. This bill will protect our congregations and communities from increased crude-by-rail transit and from the broader impacts of climate change. I hope that Mayor Pugh stands up as a climate leader and signs this bill."