See below for local events related to climate action & solutions. If we’ve missed an event from your group, please get them to me by Saturday for inclusion.
now thru Mon Jun 26 / comment on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline
The Williams Transfer Company, the installers of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, have admitted that land in Lancaster County was selected as a path of least resistance – Amish farmers who have been told that they can tap into the pipeline for free gas and who will not engage with community resistance – and property owners of little means to fight the claims of eminent domain.
The PA Dept of Environmental Protection (DEP) have already organized several public hearings. See Times Leader article for full list. See also this Lancaster Online article. Please submit a written comment, and send to
- Megan Lehman, PA-DEP, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-327-3659
- PA DEP, North-Central Regional Office, Waterways & Wetlands Program
208 W 3rd St., Suite 101, Williamsport, PA, 17701
now thru Tue Jun 27 / comment on air quality issues with SEPTA’s Nicetown gas plant
now thru Wed Jul 5 / comment on allocation of VW settlement funds for EVs
The PA DEP is developing a plan to allocate funds from the VW settlement. They’ve organized several public sessions. Read about the VW Mitigation Trust and the PA-DEP’s plan, and submit your comments.
- Via their online comment page here
- Via e-mail to eComment@pa.gov, or
- By mailing a hard copy to
Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office
Rachel Carson State Office Building
P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063
Mon Jun 26 / 5:30 – 6:30p / webinar on Climate Strategies – Climate Insurgency
How Can We Realize the Paris Climate Protection Targets in the Trump Era?
Deepen the effectiveness of our groups and movements with ideas, experience and organizing strategy featured in the new book, Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual presented by the author and Labor Network for Sustainability co-founder, Jeremy Brecher.
Tue Jun 27 / 8 – 11a / Pipeline resistance – Court support for Gerhart family & Camp White Pine
Huntingdon County Courthouse, 223 Penn St, Huntingdon, PA
Sunoco Logistics/Energy Transfer Partners has filed for an injunction against the Gerharts and their supporters, demanding that they vacate their property in order to make way for the company to clear out the remaining trees and construct the Mariner East 2 pipeline. A similar injunction was filed last year before the other trees were cut and arrests were made with the charges being dropped after 8 months of court processes.
Tue Jun 27 / 5:30 – 7:30p / Pack the AMS hearing – No permit for SEPTA gas plant
Panati Playground, 3100 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Two Facebook event pages, same hearing.
Tue Jun 27 / 5:15 – 6:45pm / Paris Postmortem: How to Make Philly a Clean & Energy Efficient City
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St, Phila PA
Discussion with these local leaders:
- Paul Spiegel, President, Practical Energy Solutions
- Alex Dews, Director, Delaware Valley Green Building Council
- Andrew Kirchner, Sr. Director of Product, Inspire
- Micah Gold-Markel, Solar States
- Amanda Warwood, Energy Analyst, City of Philadelphia Energy Office
Wed Jun 28 / 4-5:30 / Citywide Energy Vision – Engagement Session
1515 Arch St, 18th floor, Phila
Hosts: City of Phila, Office of Sustainability
Wed Jun / 28 7-9p / film – From the Ashes
Weaver’s Way Coop Office 131 E Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA
Hosts: Ambler Area Coalition for Peace, Ambler EAC, Weavers Way Ambler Food Co-op
Thu Jun 29 / 4-6p / Environmental Round Table: The Future of Recycling and Act 101
PRC’s Environmental Living Demonstration Center, Newtown Square, PA
Join SBN and the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) for a roundtable discussion about the future of recycling in Pennsylvania. Hear from top experts about the state of the recycling industry, the environmental and financial impact of Pennsylvania recycling programs, and challenges to sustaining and growing recycling in Pennsylvania.
This event is part of our ongoing commitment to host additional events and programming in Philadelphia’s suburban areas. Open to the public; free for members. Register here.
Thu Jun 29 / 5-6p / walk w Vision Zero Alliance to remember Peter Javsicas
Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia
All climate strategies begin with reducing our dependance on fossil fuels, especially in transportation. Peter Javsicas, a transit & bicycle advocate, was killed by an out-of-control driver earlier this month on JFK Boulevard.
Please join the Vision Zero Alliance and Javsicas Family for a walk in memory of Peter Javsicas, and all victims of traffic violence.
The Bicycle Coalition and others have been working to promote already-planned changes to JFK Boulevard and Market Streets in Center City, Philadelphia, and Javsicas’ death is more evidence that something needs to be done to make those streets safer.
We have been promoting an email campaign targeting Council President Darrell Clarke to turn these plans into action now.
Please join us for this memorial walk. There will be a short speaking event at the Comcast Center, then another at Dilworth Park.
Fri Jun 30 / 6-8p / Climate Change Discussion at Sanctuary Dome
Lubert Plaza At TJU Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Host: Deep Green Philly