Public policies are needed to bring about major change and to undo the harm that has been done to our environment, specifically the watersheds of the Chesapeake region. As individuals, and in our institutions, our behaviors can go a long way toward healing -- or harming -- the watershed. But changing public policies offers lasting, systematic change. We all have a moral obligation to engage both in the political process and to adopt behaviors that ensure justice and respect for the entire web of life.
2022 Maryland Campaigns!
- Looking for more ways to get involved and advocate for environmentally conscious policy in the 2022 session? Join us on January 30th for a special co-hosted Interfaith Maryland Legislative Briefing learning opportunity all about 3 of Maryland's most important pieces of environmental legislation. Register HERE!
- The Environmental Human Rights Amendment seeks to place in the Declaration of Rights of our state constitution the right of each person to a healthful environment. This amendment would be self-executing and allow each person (including communities and organizations) the right to protect themselves against environmental degradation caused by or allowed by the government.
Read more here!
- Global leaders are calling for the conservation of 50% of Earth’s landmass. The 30X30 Conservation Act is Maryland’s response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and his Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report, which sets a new national goal of 30% of U.S. lands permanently preserved by 2030.
Read more here!
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Some of Our Past Campaigns...
- Legislation to increase funding to maintain existing public transportation vehicles and increase jobs in the public transportation sector, with a long-term plan of transitioning to a zero-emission fleet by 2024. Read more.
- Frederick County faithful successfully advocated for forest protections in 2020. Read more about the legislation here.
- IPC was asked by the Choose Clean Water Coalition to speak out in support of the newly formed Environmental Justice Caucus. We gathered 160 signatures to encourage Senators to join the caucus. Read more about this effort.
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