In April, you can take part in Vanguard's Big Climate Problem Walk from April 18-22, ending on Earth Day! Vanguard Investment Group, headquartered in Malvern, is one of the largest asset managers in the world, and also one of the biggest investors in fossil fuels. Join Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) and members of ally … Continue reading Join These Upcoming Climate Actions
350 Philly’s steering committee is thrilled to endorse two Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania’s state legislature, both running against incumbents in the June 2nd primary election: Rick Krajewski—188th Assembly District in West Philadelphia Nikil Saval—1st Senate District, encompassing neighborhoods in South Philly, Center City, and the River Wards In a time of enormous health and economic crises … Continue reading Let’s Elect Green New Deal Champions to the PA Legislature!
Philly Strikes Back—Philadelphia’s latest Youth Climate Strike, on December 6—offered quite a sight. About 1,500 young people and allies came together on Thomas Paine Plaza, just across from City Hall, and then joined in a march through Center City calling for climate justice. Part of a wave of events across the nation, the strike event … Continue reading Students know the link between Environmental Justice and Climate Justice
Two people spoke this week against our own municipal utility’s desires to extend their customer base for fracked gas by developing an LNG facility. You can learn more at 350philly.org/NoLNG. First up, candidate Joe Cox, running for City Council At Large. Next, Meenal Raval of 350 Philly. Hello, my name is Meenal Raval. I’m here today … Continue reading Testimony at April 4, 2019 session of City Council
Another fossil fuel project being voted on. Extending our dependence on fossil fuels for another 25 years. The public testified at a hearing on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 on bill number 181063. The hearing was scheduled by Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities. The Committee chair is Council member Kenyatta Johnson, and the co-chair … Continue reading Testimony at February 27th 2019 City Council session
Sir David Attenborough, British naturalist and broadcaster, recently issued an urgent call to action on climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: The only conditions modern humans have ever known are changing and changing fast. It is tempting and understandable to ignore the evidence and carry on as usual or to be … Continue reading Why the US must Lead at Reducing Carbon Emissions
Looking back at 2018, it’s heartening to see all that our 350 Philly team accomplished as a group of volunteers! 350 aims to protect a livable planet by working with allies around the world to halt and reverse global warming, and to build a just and sustainable economy. Last year, we worked to stop fossil … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review
Last week, the Philadelphia Gas Commission voted 3 to 1 to OK the Passyunk Energy Center. The supporting Commissioners were Derek Green, Curtis Jones and Gene Brown. Green and Jones are also Philadelphia City Council members. The lone dissenting voice was that of City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. Jocelyn Hill abstained. This vote was cast despite … Continue reading Resistance to the proposed Passyunk Energy Center
Today I remembered the image on an old t-shirt, and dug it out. All of us seeing the world via a screen -- for our entertainment and information. While the real world struggles by, ignored like the penguin (and other memorabilia) surrounding our screens. Are we staying home, watching idealized nature films on our big … Continue reading Step away from the screen – Rise for Climate!
Local climate group, 350 Philadelphia, reviews Energy Action Plan for transit agency, and raises the bar. The feedback was presented at today's SEPTA board meeting, in the form of a letter to the Board, see below. Other groups that wish to sign on to this letter can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. The latest version, with list … Continue reading Climate group raises bar for transit agency