Following the shocking revelation that heat generated by vigorous exercise is a major contributor to global warming, we are all having to reassess our own activities. It comes as a major surprise to many of us that storing energy in human fat is actually a valuable way of reducing our impact on the environment. Government may be introducing plans to extract this fat by large-scale liposuction programmes and storing it underground, but we all have a responsibility to reduce our participation in ecologically hazardous physical activity.
When: December 2nd, 2006 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Where: Carroll Park
(We will meet near the tennis courts at 9am)
Whenever it rains in our area, much of the water doesn
Associated Press Writer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Environmental groups poured thousands of dollars and worked the phones to help get Democrat Martin O'Malley elected governor. Now they're looking for Maryland's next governor to steer changes in how the state approaches growth, Chesapeake Bay restoration and other environmental concerns.
Betsy Johnson, chairwoman of the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, said her group sent 17,000 newsletters to state members backing O'Malley, who defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Sierra Club volunteers canvassed the state rallying support for O'Malley and helped staff phone banks for the Democrat. So, as the Baltimore mayor prepares a course for the next four years, Johnson said, he'd be wise to consider the help he got from environmental activists.
"We would like a governor who actually supports us," Johnson said.
The wish list for environmentalists is long, and not all agree what the priorities should be. But there was consensus from environmental activists and an O'Malley spokesman that the next four years will likely see a new emphasis on reducing sprawl, preserving undeveloped land and reducing carbon emissions in an attempt to address global warming.
Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21093
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
In beautiful Carroll Park
<img width="105" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20061019075509704_2.JPG" alt="">The task is to plant 30 trees in the festival area and then enjoy lots o
"Should power companies be permitted to build new plants that pollute more but are reliable and less expensive? Or should regulators push utilities toward cleaner burning coal plants, even if it means they will cost more and are based on newer, yet still unproven, technology?"