Upcoming climate-related events thru 4/24/17

See below for local events related to climate action & solutions. If we’ve missed an event from your group, please get them to us by Saturday for inclusion.  

  • Mon Apr 17
    • 4-8 March for Science – Sign Making Soiree
      Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia
      Join organizers from the March For Science – Philadelphia for a sign-making party ahead of the big day (April 22)!
    • 7p NW Philly Solar Co-op member meeting
      555 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia
      Learn about rooftop solar from other neighbors, get your roof assessed for solar, and more! Eager neighbors await to answer your questions… Contact: Meenal | nwphlsolar@gmail.com
  • Tue Apr 18
    • 5-7p Philly is Ready For 100: PCM Happy Hour 2
      Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St, Philadelphia
      Grab a drink with Sierra Club members. Get details about the People’s Climate March on April 29th. Learn about our Ready for 100 campaign, to push for 100% renewable energy for the City of Philadelphia. Contact: Pratima Agrawal / pratima-agrawal@hotmail.com / (610) 417-3333
    • 530 – 730p March for Science Happy Hour
      Smokin Betty’s 116 S 11th St, Philadelphia
      Join your fellow science lovers for a happy hour benefitting the March for Science PHL!
    • 7-9p panel discussion – Creating a Sustainable Energy Future in PA
      Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Ln, Harrisburg, PA
      Sponsored by: PA Interfaith Power & Light
    • 7-830p Defending Climate Progress: Townhall with Congressman Boyle
      Huntingdon Valley Library 625 Red Lion Rd, Huntingdon Valley PA
      Congressman Boyle will join PennEnvironment for a discussion on how we can defend the Clean Air Act and climate change from a polluter backed Presidency.
  • Wed Apr 19
    • 11-1 Lunch n Learn w your legislator about clean energy options for PA
      State Capitol North office building, 401 N Street, Harrisburg PA Hearing Room 2
      Can’t make it? Invite your legislator to attend, and to join the #PAClimateCaucus with Rep Steve McCarter and 19 others.
    • 1130-1 lunchtime lecture – Climate change & economics
      UPenn’s Fisher Fine Arts Library, 4th Floor Forum
      220 S 34th St, Philadelphia
    • 7p film – Seasons
      Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
      Join the Environmental Justice Committee of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (BMPC) for their Green on Screen film series followed by a local expert leading a talk-back discussion. This is part of their ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation both in our congregation and the larger community.
      Seasons: Breathtaking imagery will show the cycle of seasons that was established when the ice retreated, forever binding humankind with nature. Discussion after the film will be led by the Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light. Contact Carol Schmidt / 610-525-2821 / CarolSchmidt@bmpc.org
    • 8-9p webinar w Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
      Hosted by: Interfaith Power & Light
      IPL President and Founder, Rev. Sally Bingham will introduce Gina McCarthy. The webinar will be one hour and will have time for questions and answers. If you are unable to log in on a computer you can still sign up to call in from your phone.
  • Fri Apr 21 4p
    • 4p – radio interviews at gtownradio.com, podcast at planetphila.com

      Richard Whiteford, Climate Change Adviser and Board Member of World Information Transfer NGO at the United Nations, will discuss climate action needs in light of present U.S. political circumstances. He has suggestions for bringing about change in policies.

      Rabbi Julie Greenberg from Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City, who has a spiritual approach, will talk about a faith-based movement, Power Local Green Jobs campaign, which addresses the intersection of climate issues, race, and extreme economic inequality. This movement is specifically focused on issues relevant to Philadelphia.

      Lindsay Meiman, U.S. Communications Coordinator for 350.org and 350 Action, will tell us about the Peoples Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington D.C. and across the country.

  • Fri Apr 21 – Sun Apr 22 
  • Sat Apr 22
    • 10-1 March for Science in Philadelphia
      Penn’s Landing 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
      We will assemble at 10a on the east side of City Hall (Juniper Street). The March will kick-off promptly at 11a; will go down Market Street to Front Street; Front Street to Chestnut Street and then over Chestnut Street to Penn’s Landing – Great Plaza. More here
    • all day March for Science
      Washington DC
      coordinate ride from Delaware County to DC, here
    • 11-3 Ambler EarthFest
      131 Rosemary Ave, Ambler, PA
      Hosts: Ambler EAC
    • 9-2:30 Girl’s Climate Summit
      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia
    • 9-1 tree planting in Germantown
      First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
      Germantown Interfaith Power and Light Tree Tenders, an outreach project of Philadelphia PA IPL, is having their second planting event. We have 5 yard trees to plant this spring. There are two geographically distinct locations that would work well for two teams. 3 trees at a residence at 5433 Morris St, 2 trees at Jane’s Memorial UMC at 47 E Haines. Reverend Cheryl Pyrch & Pastor Andrew Foster will lead a blessing of the trees at Jane’s. Exact time of the blessing is yet to be determined. Contact: Mark Smith / 215 886 5383
    • 6-830p training – Building Power at the Intersection of Race, Economics and Climate
      POWER, 1429 North 11 Street, Philadelphia
      God’s creation is threatened by the growing crisis of climate change and racial and economic abuses that hurt the most vulnerable of our community. Join in building power towards the creation of Green Jobs, claiming economic opportunity in renewable energy and efficiency. The training will also organize people into roles for the spring escalation of our Power Local Green Jobs Campaign.Entrance to the office is through courtyard  building to the back and right of the church. Pizza will be available at 6:00 PM. Free childcare is available by contacting ygimenez@powerphiladelphia.org with the names, age, and number of children attending before April 15th.  Please bring age-appropriate entertainment. Original documentary by POWER shown for the first time, art project for all ages, learn about solar energy jobs from an expert.

      Our goal is for PECO to commit to buy 20% solar energy by 2025 with a focus on local jobs and investment in places that need it the most such as North Philadelphia. We call on PECO to lead the way towards healthy jobs and affordable clean energy.

      Contact: POWER’s Economic Dignity Strategy Team member Paula Paul / paulajp1012@gmail.com / 215-232-7697 / powerinterfaith.org

  • Sun Apr 23
    • 930 – 12 tree planting w Philly Tree People
      2771 Jasper St, Philadelphia
      Philly Tree People‘s Spring 2017 Planting. Please help plant 100 trees in Fishtown, Port Richmond, and East Kensington. Pick-up trucks (& drivers) needed. Tools will be provided. Bring gloves. Two hours of planting estimated.
    • final art build for 4/29 People’s Climate Mobilization
      2401 Walnut St, PhiladelphiaComplete puppets, props, banners & posters. Come anytime if you are not making puppets. Come dressed for working with paint and other materials that can permanently stain clothes. Bring a brown bag lunch. Contact: Lou Ann Merkle louannmerkle15@gmail.com 610-564-2131
  • Mon Apr 24
    • 11a & 5p SEPTA’s operating budget hearings
      1234 Market St, PhiladelphiaReview & offer feedback on proposed rate hikes; on ending the $1 transfer fee; on the financial implications of SEPTA’s plans for natural gas plants; and on the need for a rapid transition to renewable energy and electric buses.
    • 7-845p panel discussion: Re-imagining Philadelphia: Sustainability & Three Path-breaking Innovations
      Ludington Library, 5 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA

      • Why are many of Philadelphia’s biggest companies choosing to invest in green roofs?
      • What will the Rail Park project – our own version of New York City’s High Line – mean for both urban and exurban Philadelphians?
      • How has the Indego bike sharing program improved people’s lives in neighborhoods throughout the city?
    • Please join Impact100 for a panel discussion moderated by Alan Greenberger – former Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and former Executive Director and Chair of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. An award-winning architect, he is now head of the Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism at Drexel and a Fellow at the university’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. Panelists:
      • Melissa Muroff – President, Roofmeadow
      • Melissa Kim – Board Secretary, Friends of the Rail Park
      • Andrew Stober – Co-developer of the Indego bike sharing program
    • Register here


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