Earth Forum of Howard County

Event Details


October 21, 2018


2 pm


First Presbyterian Church of Howard County

9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, MD 21045

This month’s topic at Earth Forum is:

Talking Out Loud about the Earth – Effective communication strategies with people who might not (really) be listening …

Come learn how to be a more effective environmental communicator. At this Earth Forum a panel of presenters will help you discover how success stories can help to educate decisions makers on key environmental issues.

By focusing on water pollution solutions and water policy issues as examples, the panel and action groups will help you be more effective at identifying target audiences that you want to convince to change their behavior – elected officials, HOAs, other churches, or whoever you are trying to educate. They will help you find the right messengers and right messages to effectively educate others.

The distinguished panel of presenters includes:

  • Kristin Reilly, Communications manager and amazing communications expert at Choose Clean Water Coalition.
  • Emily Ranson, Maryland Program Coordinator of Clean Water Action.
  • Ben Alexandro, Water Policy Advocate at League of Conservation Voters.

Emphasis Action Groups will focus on stormwater stories. You will learn how to be effective educators and communicators, and roll-playing meetings with officials. will walk away with the skills and tools you need to better communicate the importance of stormwater projects and how best to use our collection of stormwater success stories when meeting with decision makers.

The Earth Forum of Howard County calls together Earth activists, faith communities, government agencies and interested individuals for civil and informed discussion of climate change, sustainable living and developing communities of cooperation through education ideas and actions to touch hearts for the majesty of creation. All are welcome.