How you can join the Climate Emergency fight in Montgomery County

How can you join the Climate Emergency fight in Montgomery County? Certainly by joining the Takoma Park Mobilization’s Environment Committee — TPMEC meets monthly — contact for information — or by signing up with any of the many groups that organized or exhibited at Climate Emergency: Montgomery County Responds, a program TPM initiated that took place on September 14 in Silver Spring.

Here’s a list of groups active in Montgomery County…

Eight groups organized the program:

350MoCo is a collective Montgomery County voice speaking out against climate change. 350 led a campaign to divest the County public pension funds from fossil fuel investments, joins with other local groups on issues like fracking and climate-sensitive zoning, and represents MoCo at climate rallies and actions in our area.,

Bannockburn Reason for Action is part of Indivisible. Its environment group works at federal and state level to promote climate legislation, fight against roll backs of climate regulations, and fights against corruption in the United States’ regulatory agencies.

Do The Most Good Montgomery County: The Environment/Science Team of DTMG seeks to educate members and voters on environmental issues and science policy and takes actions to oppose and obstruct attempts by the Trump Administration to dismantle hard fought environmental protections and to cut funding for science and research.,

Glen Echo Heights Mobilization is a neighborhood group committed to making change happen at the city, county, state and federal level in support of progressive values. GEHM is spearheading a campaign in partnership with Sierra Club for 100% Clean Energy Schools for Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MCFACS) unites people of faith to help solve the climate emergency. MCFACS pursues four goals: A moral and urgent call to address climate change; plan and implement ethical- and spiritual-based climate policies and actions; embolden and build capacity within congregations and denominations; and encourage them to address climate change.,

Our Revolution MoCo engages in issue advocacy that is consistent with Our Revolution’s platform, which includes confronting the neo-liberal austerity agenda, the domination of politics by corporate and elite interests and the fight for economic equality.,

Takoma Park Mobilization acts to mobilize the passions of our community to sustain and support local action for a more just and equitable society. The Environment Committee is working to address the climate emergency at all levels of government and meets month. We are part of the Earth Coalition, a state-wide coalition that advocates for state level legislation that addresses climate change. ,,

The Climate Mobilization’s mission is to initiate a WWII-scale mobilization to reverse global warming and the mass extinction of species in order to protect humanity and the natural world from climate catastrophe. It strives to accelerate global transition into “Emergency Mode” to address the climate emergency.,

And we’re thrilled that the following exhibitors joined us to table at the event:

Action Committee for Transit (ACT) is an advocacy group dedicated to better communities through improved public transit in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.

Bethesda Green works to accelerate the sustainable economy locally with a focus on innovation, impact and community.

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate promotes the power of the natural world to stabilize the climate and to restore biodiversity to ecosystems worldwide through education, policy and outreach.

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is dedicated to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., building a diverse movement powerful enough to put our region on the path to climate stability while using our proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, regions nationwide, and countries around the world.

Citizens Against Beltway Expansion (CABE) is a Montgomery County coalition opposed to widening the Beltway and I-270 for four, privately owned, for profit toll lanes. CABE promotes a combination of operational changes, affordable mass transit, and other approaches focused on helping people to travel more efficiently.

Citizens Climate Lobby is an international grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy.

Climate First! strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean energy in the Mid-Atlantic region, by organizing grassroots efforts that encourage corporations and local governments to think climate first.

Climate XChange provides research, education, and advocacy tools to enhance climate resilience.

Coalition for Smarter Growth promotes walkable, inclusive, and transit-oriented communities in the Washington DC region, and the land use and transportation policies and investments needed to make those communities flourish.

Don’t Widen 270 is working with the community and state delegates and senators to support legislation to prevent this ill-conceived boondoggle from moving forward.

Energy Justice is the grassroots energy agenda, supporting communities threatened by polluting energy and waste technologies. Taking direction from its grassroots base and the Principles of Environmental Justice, it advocates a clean energy, zero-emission, zero-waste future for all.

Environmental Justice Ministry Cedar Lane UU Church: In being together, we are able to love and support each other within the Cedar Lane community, and therefore better able to support the local community and beyond with its social justice efforts to build a more just world.

Extinction Rebellion sparks and sustains a spirit of creative rebellion to enable much needed changes in our political, economic and social landscape. XR mobilises and trains organisers so that communities can develop the tools they need to address the deeply rooted problems and works to transform our society into one that is compassionate, inclusive, sustainable, equitable and connected.

Food & Water Watch mobilizes regular people to build political power to move bold & uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time. We work to protect people’s health, communities, and democracy from the growing destructive power of the most powerful economic interests.

Indivisible Montgomery is a diverse group of nearly 1,700 from Montgomery County and Western Maryland. Its environment group is part of the U.S. Climate Alliance and works at federal and state level to promote climate legislation and fight against rollbacks of climate regulations and corruption in United States regulatory agencies.

Interfaith Power and Light helps hundreds of congregations of all faiths across Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change.

Montgomery County Food Council brings together diverse stakeholders to improve the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of Montgomery County through the creation of a robust, sustainable, equitable local food system. The backbone of its work is four working groups: Food Recovery and Access, Food Economy, Food Education, and Environmental Impact.

MoCo Students for the Climate is a student climate advocacy group fighting for a green MoCo.

Montgomery County Dept of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects and improves Montgomery County’s air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities. The Department oversees programs for recycling and resource management, watershed restoration, greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy, sustainability, and environmental compliance.

Montgomery Countryside Alliance promotes sound economic, land-use and transportation policies that preserve the natural environment, open spaces and rural lands in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve for the benefit of all Washington Metropolitan area residents.

One Montgomery Green fosters partnerships among businesses, residents and government to support environmental sustainability and promote the development of a green economy.

Poolesville Green focuses on promoting alternative energy sources, encouraging the conservation of energy and water, and raising awareness about existing hazardous and non-hazardous waste recycling programs.

Poor Peoples Campaign is rooted in a moral analysis based on our deepest religious and constitutional values that demand justice for all and is committed to lifting up and deepening the leadership of those most affected by systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation and to building unity across lines of division.; email:

Sugarloaf Citizens Association’s primary purpose is to protect and preserve the Ag Reserve, the 93,000 acres of northern and western Montgomery County zoned in the 1980s for farming, open space, land conservation, and rural life. It promotes and advocates for sound environmental stewardship in the Ag Reserve and the county as a whole.

Sierra Club Montgomery County focuses on local issues, including improving public transit, maintaining clean water sources, supporting and monitoring the county’s Climate Protection Plan, and endorsing and supporting green candidates.

Sunrise Movement is building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

Let’s organize together for the environment and our future.