Environmental Working Group (EWG): Greening our World
- Mike Tidwell of CCAN to Speak on the Environment at Dec. 6th Adult Group: On Dec. 6, starting at 11 am, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) will host speaker Mike Tidwell on the theme “The great moral crisis of climate and the ethics of action.” Mike is the founder and Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. CCAN has helped pass landmark clean-energy legislation in MD and DC; blocked coal and oil development plans in VA; and worked with groups nationwide to push for a fair and effective carbon cap policy on Capitol Hill. Tidwell is an author and filmmaker whose books include The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Race to Save America’s Coastal Cities. Tidwell’s documentary film – “We Are All Smith Islanders” – vividly depicts the dangers of global warming in our region. He has received numerous awards for his advocacy work, including the Audubon Naturalist Society’s prestigious “Conservation Award.” Mike is a member of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church where he teaches Sunday school.