Take Action Highlights
Feb 23 Food & Our Climate Webinar
Was your dinner last night good for the climate?
We cannot meet our climate mitigation goals without addressing food-related greenhouse gas emissions. But what does reducing these emissions look like in practice?
You are invited to learn more at our virtual table! Join the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights (MDEHR) on Thursday, February 23 at 7pm on Zoom for a conversation about the connection between food systems and climate change with Raychel Santo, Program Officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
RSVP here and join us!
Feb 7 Book Club
You are invited! Join us on Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm for the MDEHR Book Club.
For this month’s book club, our selection is an article by Edith Weiss Brown entitled “In Fairness to Future Generations and Sustainable Development.” Edith Weiss Brown is a University Professor Emeritus at Georgetown Law and highly active in the areas of public international, environmental, and water resources law.
RSVP here and join us! It’s an opportunity to gather with fellow advocates, get to know each other better, and broaden our learning and perspectives about environmental health and environmental human rights.
Feb 12 Ambassador Training
MDEHR Ambassadors are individuals who are passionate about protecting everyone’s right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment, and are committed to working with us to place such a right in Maryland’s state constitution. MDEHR Ambassadors will learn the history, use and legal and moral impact of such foundational rights and be trained to speak on behalf of the MDEHR about the need for this amendment to their friends and communities, which could include any groups you are affiliated with (civic groups, faith groups, hobby clubs, walking, fishing, biking, gardening, book groups, etc.).
MDEHR is holding a Zoom orientation and training on Sunday, February 12 from 4pm-5:30pm. Sign up to join us!
Sign the Petition
The Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights is working with Delegate Regina Boyce, District 43A in Baltimore City, to introduce a resolution to reaffirm the principles of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act on its fiftieth anniversary. This resolution is a step forward to align with senators and delegates on the value of “each person’s right to a healthful environment” that was written into this policy in 1973.
Join us in signing the petition in support of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act – MEPA@50 Resolution which calls on the Maryland General Assembly, the State, and its agencies to fully implement the Maryland Environmental Policy Act on its fiftieth anniversary. Sign the petition here!
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- The Weekly Brief – relevant Maryland environmental and climate news
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- Notifications about upcoming webinars, trainings and the MDEHR blog about environmental human rights, environmental justice, climate justice and how to advocate.
Do you value the fundamental human right to clean air, clean water, healthy soil, and a stable climate? Do you want to legally require our state and local government to protect our public natural resources, on behalf of current and future generations? Then join us in advocating to pass a constitutional amendment to protect the people’s right to a healthful environment in Maryland.
Changing our state constiution will take many voices working together to persuade the Maryland General Assembly to put this on the ballot in 2022. Volunteer to be an advocate.
Learn More ~ Webinars
MDEHR is committed to educating the public, the environmental community, and legislators about environmental human rights and the state constitutional amendment that would protect these rights. MDEHR also hosts webinars about advocacy, environmentla justice, environmental rights, environmental rights constitutional amendments, and environmental policy. You can view a listing of on demand recordings at www.mdehr.org/actions/webinars.
You can receive notifications about upcoming webinars on Zoom, by signing up for email updates. Subscribe to the MDEHR YouTube channel to get notified when new videos are posted.
MDEHR in collaboration with the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, GreenGrace (Maryland Episcopal Environmental Partners), and the DE-MD Lutheran Synod co-hosted Environmental Justice Training. This 5-week program featured three webinars led by environmental advocates on the history of environmental justice, environmental health disparities and climate justice, and advocacy in action. MDEHR added a fourth webinar with Mariah Davis, Policy and Campaign Manager with Choose Clean Water Coalition on how to be an effective ally. You can watch the recording here.
Watch the first three webinars on the history of environmental justice, environmental health disparities and climate justice, and advocacy in action on the MDEHR YouTube channel.
A program description and a list of environmental justice and advocacy resources are available here.
Volunteers are essential to our work and success. Many voices joined together in support of a single goal are both powerful and empowering. MDEHR is looking for volunteers to educate community groups, state and local representatives, create and share social media posts, blog, and research.
We can’t do this alone. We need your hands and your voice to pass the environmental human rights amendment in Maryland. Sign up to volunteer here.
A shout out of thanks to our wonderful volunteers and advisors who are giving their time, energy and talents to this cause.