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 May 8 – Mon May 22 Walk for Green Jobs & Justice
Hosts: POWER & EQAT
Walking is a tried and true way for activists to demonstrate both their commitment to an issue and the direction they want things to move.
Starting the morning of May 8, the Power Local Green Jobs campaign will walk across PECO’s service territory to show the utility the way to a clean energy future with good paying jobs for those who need them most.
In each of five counties—Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia—walkers will move from the past to the future, from old energy sites to new, past crumbling infrastructure to solar training programs and installations.
After approximately 100 miles, the walk will conclude on Monday, May 22 with a final march down Market Street from City Hall to PECO headquarters. The final leg will be joined by 350.org founder Bill McKibben, Bishop Dwayne Royster, and other well-known leaders.
By traversing the region, the Walk for Green Jobs and Justice will demonstrate the connections between the struggles of neglected communities of color, divested industrial zones, and vulnerable rural areas.
- Sendoff event on May 8 – Morris Chapel Baptist, 2701 N 12th St, Philadelphia
- Final march on May 22 – City Hall, Philadelphia
- To join along the route, for the grand finale, and for up to date info, see: eqat.org/walk
Join at the start, at the end, and anytime in between that you can!
Mon May 8 1-3p webinar – modeling PA’s solar future
Hosts: PennFuture, DEP
Join the VEIC modeling questions webinar hosted by the PA Solar Future Program. This webinar is intended to provide additional opportunities to discuss with VEIC technical matters related to VEIC’s LEAP modeling prior to the June 8 stakeholder meeting. To review the presentation provided by VEIC at the March 2nd Stakeholder meeting, see here.
Tue May 9 10:30 – 5p 3rd annual PA solar summit
Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, 1110 N 3rd St, Harrisburg
The PA Solar Energy industries Association, Solar Unified Network of Western PA and Environmental Entrepreneurs-E2 will host the 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Solar Summit.
At the summit, speakers will review current legislative and policy issues, provide an update about solar initiatives occurring in Pennsylvania, participate with the Department of Environmental Protection’s Finding Our Solar Future Project to collect your expertise for this visioning process to increase solar energy to 10 percent in Pennsylvania, and more.
Participants will also be provided with advocacy information to prepare for our Lobby Day on the morning of May 10 when we will visit legislators at the Capitol to ask their support for solar.
Tue May 9 – May 28 7p play – Peaceable Kingdom
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N American Street Philadelphia
A dark comedy about the Quaker settlement of Pennsylvania. Inspired by the famous series by Philadelphia painter Edward Hicks (1780 – 1849), Peaceable Kingdom is a fable about the longing for utopia. In a mythical Quaker colony inhabited by wild creatures both native and foreign to the Americas, the audience is offered a bird’s-eye view of two cultures encountering each other for the first time.
Peaceable Kingdom is also a warning: an exploration of how ecosystems are impacted by invasive species, be they squirrels, giant cats, or human beings.
Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students.
Thu May 11 1-2:30p webinar – Restoring the Carbon Balance – Policies and Financing
Drawdown w Paul Hawken
Sat May 13 10-3:30 Non-Violent Direct Action Training: Resist Mariner East!
Philadelphia Student Union 501 S. 52nd Street, Philadelphia
Sat May 13 2-4p Climate Change Support Group
4029 Market St, Philadelphia
Mon May 15 1pm PHL Council hearing on electric vehicle parking & charging
Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia
Mon May 15 7p info session on rooftop solar
555 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia
All invited to an informational session with the Northwest Philly Solar Co-op. We educate members about rooftop solar, organize members to select an installer, obtain a group buying discount, and prime them for state & local advocacy on clean energy.
To get started, please come with your address and current annual electric usage for an on-the-spot roof assessment & estimate. We expect to build up our 2nd buying group within the month.
Membership is $25 a year, details here.