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
You know how important the upcoming elections are! And you may already be supporting local candidates, or calling and writing letters for candidates around the country. We want to share some great opportunities for volunteer work that will help elect two climate champions right here in the Philadelphia area: Kristin Seale and Danielle Friel Otten. Kristin and Danielle … Continue reading Help Elect Climate Champions to the PA Legislature!
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!
This just in, from our own Rep. Chris Rabb, working with all of us to move PA to 100% renewable energy... See letter and video in support of our efforts. Dear SEPTA Board members We are writing this letter in opposition to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) proposed natural gas power plant to be located … Continue reading Gas plant a step backwards, says state rep Rabb
Yesterday, there was yet another rally in Philadelphia: Counter the Executive Orders - Not My President's Day Rally, hosted by Michael Huff , Leslie Medley, Daniel L. Curcio, Jacelyn Blank, Vanette Jordan-Lumogo, Megan Elizabeth. #notmypresident In just over a week, President Donald Trump has issued harmful executive orders including: restructuring the National Security Council, imposing a … Continue reading On Climate: at Not My President’s Day rally
Philadelphia City Councilperson Cindy Bass needs to hear that folks in the district (Philadelphia District 8) don't want a #natgas power plant. How to reach her? Twitter: @cindybassphilly Facebook: @cindy.bass1 City Hall phone: 215.686.3424 or 215.686.1937 District phone: 215-685-9182 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sample scripts, background and Councilwoman Bass' role can be found here. Sample tweet list here...
Earlier this week, while many of us were protesting other events, several PA legislators formed a climate caucus for our work ahead. Led by State Rep Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, it's imperative that we thank this team and invite our own State Reps and Senators to join this caucus. State Rep Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery State Rep … Continue reading the #PAClimateCaucus
Since November 8, environmentalists around the country have been in a whirlwind trying to reorient the climate movement and develop a better understanding of what many are calling the “new normal.” Not only does the president-elect and his proposed cabinet lack respect for the science behind the fight, but we also have a Congress stacked … Continue reading Civics 101 in the Age of Climate Denial