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 15 – Mon May 22 Walk for Green Jobs & Justice
Hosts: POWER & EQAT
Since the morning of May 8, the Power Local Green Jobs campaign has been walking 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.
Join the walkers this week, even if only for a couple of miles. Details at eqat.org/walk.
- Mon May 15 Norristown to Plymouth Meeting 5 miles
- Tue May 16 Plymouth Meeting to Glenside 9 miles
- Wed May 17 Glenside to Southampton 9.5 miles
- Thu May 18 Southampton to Croydon 10 miles
- Fri May 19 Croydon to Tacony 10 miles
- Sat May 20 Tacony to North Philadelphia 8 miles, and the grand finale on
- Mon May 22 North Philadelphia to PECO HQ 5.5 miles, with it’s own Facebook event page.
Mon May 15 1pm PHL Council hearing on electric vehicle parking & charging
Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia
Mon May 15 6:45p The Law on Our Side
Community College of Phila (CCP), Center for Business and Industry,
18th & Callowhill Streets, Rm C2-28, Phila
Hosts: The Sierra Club of Southeastern PA & CCP Coalition for a Sustainable Future
Stephen G. Harvey of Steve Harvey Law LLC and Yolanda Pagano, Director of Sustainable Strategies & Solutions for O’Brien & Gere will present “A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change”. A Call to the Bar is a group of lawyers, law professors and law students dedicated to enlisting the legal community on climate change. Steve and Yolanda will explain how it started and what it hopes to achieve.
Kirtrina M. Baxter is the Public Interest Law Center’s Community Organizer for the Garden Justice Legal Initiative. Kirtrina will give us an overview of the Garden Justice program and how the Center advocates for and supports the Philadelphia gardening community.
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.
Wed May 17 1 – 3p Ask the DRBC (Delaware River Basin Commission) for a frack ban
Washington Crossing, PA
Hosts: Delaware Riverkeeper Network & NJ Sierra Club
Thu May 18 3:30 – 5p rally – Councilmember Bass’s district office
4439 Germantown Ave, Phila
Hosts: 350 Philadelphia
We’re asking Councilmember Bass to stop SEPTA’s Nicetown gas plant
Thu May 18 6:30 – 8p Water – Will there be enough?
The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
Sandra Postel is a world-renowned authority on issues surrounding the preservation and sustainable use of freshwater. Postel is a freshwater fellow at National Geographic and is the co-creator of Change the Course, which is a national freshwater conservation and restoration campaign.
Her lectures address the ‘big picture’ issues surrounding water such as the effects of climate change on water supply, groundwater depletion, water wars, and conservation.
Thu May 18 7:30-10:30p fundraiser – PennFuture on tap!
Yards Brewing Co, 901 N Delaware Ave, Phila
Fri May 19 4-5p radio – Planet Philadelphia on GTown Radio
Tune in to gtownradio.com to hear about evidence-based current solutions to global warming, in an interview with Katharine Wilkinson, PhD, who will talk about the work of “Drawdown”.
Drawdown is a coalition of scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates from across the globe that are measuring and documenting solutions to global warming currently in use that will reach the drawdown point, the point when greenhouse gases consistently decline. Their book “Drawdown” disseminates this information. Drawdown is currently collaborating with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, which represents a population close to one third of humanity.
Fri May 19 5:30 – 8p Transactional to Transformational Leadership
MJ Freed Performing Arts Center, 515 Ave of the States, Chester PA
A community conversation for sustainability
Sat May 20 – Sun May 21 9a – 5p workshop – Training for Transition
Media Providence Friends School, 125 W 3rd St, Media PA
Curious about Transition Towns? Learn from national trainers, organized by the folks at Transition Town Media.
Sun May 21 3-9p Sowing the Seeds of Transformative Leadership
Mishkan Shalom, 4101 Freeland Ave, Phila
Host: The Shalom Center
Dinner & honor event with Bill McKibben (founder of 350.org, Bishop Dwayne Royster (founder of POWER) and Sophia Wilansky (activist at Standing Rock)
Mon May 22 12-4p The final mile: Walk for Green Jobs & Justice
Hosts: POWER & EQAT
Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Blvd, Phila PA
Mon May 22 – Tue May 23 11a – 5p DC lobby days – Stop the FERC QuorumHosts:Stop the Pipelines, Delaware Riverkeeper Network