The Maryland Clean Energy Summit will be held on Oct 15 and 16 at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center in Hyattsville. Topics will include renewable energy, green technology, finance, and natural disasters. There will be exhibits and talks. Registration is required. To learn more, visit www.mcecsummit.org/.
The Rockville Science Center is holding one of its science cafes on Oct 15. It will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Center holds its cafes every third Thursday of the month. October's speaker is Laurent Montesi of the University of Maryland, whose talk is called "The Fracking Truth." To learn more, contact Ruth Hanessian at email@example.com or (301) 674-7884.
The Department of Natural Resources is holding a live debate on fracking at their headquarters in Annapolis on Oct 15. It will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The speakers will be Mike Tidwell from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Drew Cobbs from the American Petroleum Institute. They will debate the risks of fracking and the possibility of declaring a moratorium on fracking within Maryland. To learn more, contact Megan Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Patterson Park Audubon Center is offering a wildlife gardening workshop on Oct 17 at the Patterson Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. The hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn how to raise native plants in urban settings. Experts from Audubon will also describe how to attracts birds and butterflies. Registration is required. To learn more, e-mail email@example.com or (410) 558-2473.
The Sierra Club is holding a talk, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Perspectives from Canada, the United States, and Mexico," at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., on Oct 18. It will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Speakers from all three countries will describe the expected impacts the TPP will have on the environment, the economy, and our communities. To learn more, contact Ilana Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org.