Latest Past Events

CFAAC Environmental Justice Workshop

Environmental Justice Workshop This event will be held via Zoom - Please register to attend. Maryland LCV / Maryland LCV Education Fund staff have been invited by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) to lead a virtual conversation about environmental and climate justice as part of their Community Impact Speaker Series focused on the issues presented in CFAAC's Community Needs Assessment, Poverty Amongst Plenty VII: Moving Forward Together. Rebecca Rehr, Director of Climate Policy and Justice, will provide an overview of the environmental justice movement's history, describe current environmental injustices in Anne Arundel County, and suggest ways to advance environmental justice. Ramón Palencia-Calvo, Deputy Director and Chispa Maryland Program Director, will describe MD LCV's approach to building and sustaining partnerships to advance environmental justice, how that is modeled in Chispa Maryland’s work with the Latino community in Langley Park, and opportunities to replicate this model in Anne Arundel County. Special Guest - Tracy Garrett. Tracy is a community member directly experiencing environmental injustice in Anne Arundel County and has been invited to participate in the conversation. You can learn more about Tracey's involvement with reducing industrial and traffic pollution in Lothian at this link. Topics discussed will include: the need [...]

Save Money AND the Environment

Learn about Tax Benefits from the Inflation Reduction Act Last year, the federal government passed the largest climate victory in our history - the Inflation Reduction Act! The IRA provides resources to cut planet-warming pollution roughly 40% by 2030 to protect our communities from further devastation. How? In part, by providing tax credits and incentives to residents like you for making sustainable changes to their home. Think: window upgrades, energy efficiency projects, electric vehicles, and more! Our experts will review the different tax credits and benefits that you can take advantage of, as well as provide you the websites and ways to get started! We'll have some time for Q&A, too – so be sure to join us live. Come learn about the ways you can save money while helping to protect the environment! Sign up here to receive the Zoom link to join us.

Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit

For a deep dive into the broader environmental agenda for this legislative session, tune in with our environmental partners and key legislators. Join the Environmental Community virtually to learn about our 2023 Environmental legislative priorities, hear from elected officials, community leaders, and connect with your neighbors about environmental issues affecting all Marylanders. We’ll also provide you with information about how to get involved in making the session a success for our key initiatives.