Climate group raises bar for transit agency

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 350philadelphia@gmail.com. The latest version, with list … Continue reading Climate group raises bar for transit agency

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 … Continue reading 350 Philly Open Meeting – February 28th 2018

Hey SEPTA, we want an emissions-free transit system!

Hey SEPTA! We want our trains, subways, trolleys and buses to be powered by 100% renewable energy. The City of Philadelphia has committed to ambitious renewable energy goals. Now it's time for SEPTA to do the same. This was the message delivered by 350 Philly and 15 other organizations last week. See below. 350philadelphia.org * … Continue reading Hey SEPTA, we want an emissions-free transit system!

Grassroots group sues transit agency

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Date: February 1, 2017 Contact: Peter Winslow Phone Number: (914)227-3795 Email: pjwinslow@gmail.com Web: 350Philadelphia.org Twitter: @350Philly PRESS RELEASE: 350 Philadelphia, Nicetown Residents Serve SEPTA with Lawsuit The lawsuit addresses SEPTA’s plan to build a natural gas power plant in Nicetown [Philadelphia, PA] In response to SEPTA Board’s failure to provide adequate public notice before approving a … Continue reading Grassroots group sues transit agency

#DudeItsRude to build in a community when the community says NO 

This summer, we learned of an effort in a Toronto suburb to block plans for a gas power plant. When the neighborhood of Mt Dennis learned that their transit system, Metrolinx, were considering an 18MW plant at a nearby maintenance and storage facility, they got fired up! Claiming public transit is supposed to be the … Continue reading #DudeItsRude to build in a community when the community says NO 

Lessons from Penn Future’s Transportation Roundtable

Earlier this week, PennFuture hosted the event Standards for Cleaner Air: A Public Roundtable on Transportation Emissions in Philadelphia, a panel on green transportation that included keynote speaker State Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) and panelists moderated by Rob Altenburg, director of PennFuture's Energy Center for Enterprise and the Environment. Panelists included: Erik Johanson, director of … Continue reading Lessons from Penn Future’s Transportation Roundtable

All aboard, on the renewables train…

Two new developments. One in Santiago Chile and one in the Netherlands. The public transit agency of Santiago, Chile's has signed two big agreements with solar and wind energy developers, which will mean that Santiago's subway system will “run on 60 per cent renewable energy” as of 2018. It sounds like their Metro system is quite … Continue reading All aboard, on the renewables train…