What’s on in September?
- TPM’s Spokes Council (governing group) meets on September 10, 7 pm at Historic Takoma. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- The TPM Environment Committee meets September 11, 7 pm at Historic Takoma with guest speaker, labor activist Joe Uehlein. Contact email@example.com for information.
- The Immigration Committee plans to meet September 17 at 7:30 pm, location pending. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
And there’s the Folk Festival, Climate Emergency actions, and the next Diversity Dinner…
Folk Festival, Sept 8
TPM will have a table at the always-fun Takoma Park Folk Festival, which runs 10:30 am to 6:30 pm at Takoma Park Middle School. If you can volunteer for a shift, please contact Bob Guldin at email@example.com.
Climate Emergency Forum, Sept 14 mid-day
Join us for a Climate Emergency forum, focusing on progress and challenges in meeting Montgomery County’s commitment to reduce the County’s greenhouse gas emissions by
80 percent by 2027 and by 100 percent by 2035. TPM’s Environment Committee has led the organizing!
The forum takes place Saturday, September 14, 11 am to 1:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building. We’ll have speakers and two panels, one with Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Tom Hucker and other officials, and the second with climate advocates.
Register at http://bit.ly/MoCoClimate and Like and Share the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/367862217266133/.
If you can volunteer, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Dinner, Sept 14 evening
The Diversity Dinner is a community potluck designed to bring people of all backgrounds together to connect, talk about things they care about, and exchange ideas with each other over a shared meal. We hope that you’ll join us for our first outdoor potluck to celebrate Welcoming Week (September 13 – 22) to bring together immigrants and those born within their countries in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across communities and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone.
Visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/406375926528244/. If you have any questions, please email Sara Mussie at email@example.com. Please bring your family and friends. All are welcome!
Takoma Park Climate Change Workshop, Sept 17
The City of Takoma Park has declared a climate emergency, establishing a goal to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions 100% by the year 2035. How will we get there? Join the City’s Sustainability Manager and consulting group Cadmus to discuss strategies, and provide your ideas and concerns about Takoma Park’s next Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.
That’s Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD.
During this workshop, attendees will work to prioritize climate mitigation strategies proposed by Cadmus following the GHG inventory findings. These prioritized strategies will inform a more targeted investigation into actions the City of Takoma Park may undertake, and your input in this process is highly valued. Come ready to ask questions and share ideas.
For more information on the city’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan visit https://takomaparkmd.gov/initiatives/project-directory/sustainability-and-climate-action-plan-2019/
DC Youth Climate Strike, Sept 20
We’re supporting the Youth Climate Strike and other protests the week of September 20-27.
“On September 20, 2019, young people will kick off a worldwide week of action with an international strike. September 20th will be the largest mass mobilization for climate action in human history.This time, adults will be joining the youth-led call for climate action to demand world leaders take meaningful steps to address this crisis with the urgency it requires. Youth and adults will stand arm-in-arm in the fight together for the future of humanity.”
Join the march from the Ellipse (near the White House) to the Capitol Building.
On Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1752039468427922/. Online, visit https://strikewithus.org/. Be there!
#ShutDownDC — Climate Action, Sept 23
Please take a look and consider taking part — learn more and sign on at https://www.strikedc.org/. The call:
“Youth leaders from around the world have called for a climate strike and global week of action from September 20th-27th. They have been taking the lead so far, but now they are calling on all of us to take action. In Washington, DC we will be answering the call and building on the momentum of the youth climate strikes in a major way: On September 23rd, we are going to shut down DC.”
Montgomery County Youth Climate Action, Sept 27
The Moco Student Committee for Climate Action, a multi-member, student-led initiative focused on pressuring governing bodies to take action against the climate crisis, will rally and deliver a petition the Montgomery County Board of Education concerning how the Board may reform their handling of the climate crisis. Students (all ages), parents, and professionals are welcome.
Visit here for information and to sign the committee’s petition.