The Greenbelt City Council plans to address fracking on Feb. 25 at the Council Room. The meeting will run from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local environmental groups and other concerned citizens will ask the City Council to approve a Letter supporting the "Maryland Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium and Right to Know Act of 2013," which was introduced in Annapolis by state Senator Rob Zirkin and State Delegate Heather Mizeur. For more information, contact Jennifer Robinson at email@example.com.
The fracking moratorium bill will get its first hearing in the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on Feb. 26. CCAN will hold a pre-hearing press event on Lawyer's Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will gather to show their support of the bill. At 1:00 p.m., the hearing will start. For more information, contact Megan Jenny at Megan@Chesapeakeclimate.org.
The 16th Annual Bicycle Symposium will be held at the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis on Feb. 27. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn about the new Maryland Bikeways Program, Bike Maryland's legislative agenda, bike-shares, and other items. Seating is limited, so RSVP's are requested. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 960-6493.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding an energy meeting on Feb. 27 at the Baltimore Clayworks. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn about home energy retrofits and the businesses that offer them. Retrofit Baltimore will also describe its new initiative, cooperative purchasing, which will help make the retrofits more affordable and bring residents together to reduce Mt. Washington's energy consumption. To learn more, contact Whitney at email@example.com or (410) 929-6172.