The Coalition is made up of local, state, regional, and national non-governmental organizations committed to seeking improved Maryland climate policy and protection. Organizations are encouraged to become members and supporters of the Coalition, individuals are invited to sign on to letters of support, petitions, etc. For-profit allies are encouraged to become Coalition supporters.
As a member, the organization commits to joining the monthly full Coalition conference call, in-person meetings, and participation in one of the committees, policy or grassroots. Membership also means that the organization will leverage their database and listserv to recruit attendees for events and rallies, and gather signatures for sign on letters. As a member of the Coalition, some of the benefits included are:
- Be recognized as a member on the Coalition’s website and widely distributed materials, organization logo will be featured with links to the organizations website.
- Get invitations to the Coalition’s meetings, forums, trainings, workshops, and special events.
- Participate in critical initiatives to influence climate and related programs and policies.
- Contribute to the Coalition’s campaign plan and work in collaboration to advance mutual priorities.
- Network and build relationships with like-minded organizations and individuals.
- Receive updates, newsletters, and announcements about the Coalition and our members.
- Gain access to Coalition staff and Coalition members for logistical assistance and policy expertise to advance shared goals.
- Partner with the Coalition on efforts that advance mutual priorities.
Contact us to find out about joining the Coalition.
Current Coalition members include:
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) – The first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Their mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.
Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.
Environment Maryland is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. They believe Maryland is full of special places worth protecting and preserving for future generations.
Groundswell is a nonprofit whose mission is to expand access to the clean energy economy by organizing consumers to use their combined purchasing power to negotiate reduced prices for clean energy products and services.
Interfaith Power & Light (MD•DC•NoVA) works with hundreds of congregations of all faiths across Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change. IPL helps congregations educate, go green, and speak out.
Labor Network for Sustainability is dedicated to engaging trade unions, workers and our allies to support economic, social, and environmental sustainability. LNS provides a community for those in the labor and sustainability movements and their allies who care about economic justice, ecology, and equality. Our members are helping labor become a force for advancing worker interests – while advancing the broader social good.
The League of Women Voters of Maryland, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Maryland Environmental Health Network (MEHN) convenes diverse stakeholders in the fields of health and environmental advocacy, research, and community activism, to support cross-sector dialogue and action that results in better protection of both human health and the environment.
Moms Clean Air Force is a community of hundreds of thousands of moms—and dads!—working together to combat air pollution, including the urgent crisis of our changing climate.
The Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCV) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit celebrating 10 years of building the effectiveness of the environmental community in 2010. Dedicated to maximizing the participation of conservation-minded voters in public policy decisions made at the state and local levels regarding Maryland’s environment and natural resources.
The National Wildlife Federation works to improve federal and state policies that will improve wildlife conservation on hundreds of millions of acres of public, tribal and private lands, including thousands of miles of streams, rivers, lakes and coastlines across America. The organization encourages Congress to pass legislation that includes adequate funding for natural resources and directs federal agencies to include climate science in their wildlife conservation management plans.
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.
Maryland Organizing for Action harnesses the power of the grassroots community to work for progressive change on a variety of social justice issues. One of the primary focuses of the organization is climate change. We act on climate by pushing for clean and renewable energy, cuts to greenhouse gas pollution, and by working to prepare our communities to withstand the effects of global warming.
Physicians for Social Responsibility’s vision is a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations. The organization is guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.
The Sierra Club Maryland Chapter is an environmental advocacy group that oversees all activities within the state of Maryland. We are focused on protecting the area’s natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, sponsoring outings, and educating the public about pressing environmental issues.
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland was first organized in 2005 and annually selects three or four issues which are expected to appear for consideration by the Maryland General Assembly, speak to UU values and are of interest to Maryland UUs and UU congregations.
1199SEIU’s mission is to achieve quality healthcare and good jobs for all. 1199SEIU has been at the forefront of reporting and activism on the destructive effects of one of humanity’s greatest challenges — the ravages of climate change. Our union was among the first to oppose the costly and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. In 2014, a large contingent of 1199ers marched in the historic People’s Climate March. In Maryland, we’ve supported the Clean Energy Jobs Bill (in various forms) since 2015. Today, we work with management in many hospitals to train our members in green practices, create green jobs and reduce the carbon footprints of institutions.
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research’s mission is to provide people with literature which has a quality equal to that in scientific journals, but which doesn’t require you to go back to college to get a degree in science to understand it. Our audience is that of the determined activist concerned about the world, the concerned policy-maker, and the knowledgeable journalist. We choose our subjects so that they are relevant to environmental protection and other aspects of human well-being.