350 Philly Open Meeting – February 28th 2018

We cordially invite you to 350 Philadelphia’s next open meeting on Wednesday evening, February 28. Everyone is welcome, and we hope you can join us!

We are excited to be re-launching our monthly meetings, which will take place on the last Wednesday of each month throughout 2018. Each month, we’ll update you about campaigns to defend a livable climate and build a just and sustainable economy, discuss important issues, and talk about ways to get involved. We’ll provide a light dinner.

  • When: Wednesday, February 28th, 6pm to 8pm
  • Where: City CoHo, 2401 Walnut Street, enter on the lower level of the building on 24th Street between Walnut and Sansom.
  • What: This month, we’ll spend some time talking about new steps for the global movement for climate justice, and then we’ll focus on two local campaigns that we are working on: the Fossil Free SEPTA campaign and the effort to protect the Delaware River from fracking pollution. More information about the agenda is below!

We hope you can join us for good company, good discussion, and a little good food! Please let us know if you plan to come: Click here to RSVP.

Questions or suggestions? Please contact us at 350philadelphia [at] gmail.com or (267)338-3459. To learn more about 350 Philly, visit www.350philadelphia.org.

Sincerely,

Ann, David, Jean, Meenal, Michael, Mitch, and everyone at 350 Philadelphia


Our Plan for This Month

We’ll begin by discussing the “Fossil Free Fast” livestream that many of us watched back on January 31.The webcast introduced new plans for the worldwide movement to replace fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy. If you missed the livestream, you can view it here.

Then we’ll talk about next steps for the Fossil Free SEPTA campaign, which is pressing our transit agency to power our trains, subways, trolleys, and buses with 100% renewable energy, and to cancel plans for polluting gas-fired power plants in Nicetown and in other neighborhoods. There are lots of ways to get involved and take action in the coming weeks!

In addition, we’ll discuss a campaign to protect our water from fracking pollution. The Delaware River Basin Commission has proposed to allow wastewater produced by fracking to be dumped into the Delaware! Between now and March 30th, we’ll be mobilizing people across the region to submit comments telling the Commission to say “no” to that plan. There are lots of opportunities to help! If you’d like to submit a comment right away, this form will make it easy: “Tell the DRBC You Support a Full Fracking Ban.”

We’ll also share information about efforts to support Puerto Rican people who have evacuated to Philly since Hurricane Maria struck the island, and about other local climate justice projects and campaigns.

Finally, we’ll explain plans for a new membership structure. Members will donate to 350 Philly at a voluntary rate, and will get to vote on major new campaign decisions and elect a steering committee. Dues payments will be used to make photocopies, rent meeting space, and support our campaigns.

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