Climate Strike 2019 Events Calendar

We have created a special calendar listing Philly-area climate strike events, as well as events that lead up to the strike and events that are part of the week of climate action that will follow the strike. Check back for updates! More events will be confirmed soon. Let us know if you have any additions by emailing

Before September 20: 

Thurs, September 12  1pm-7:30 pm  Public Hearing about NJ Energy Master Plan (feel free to arrive and leave anytime) 

  • The Kroc Center, 1865 Harrison Ave, Camden NJ
  • Sponsored by New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). Come speak up for a halt to fossil fuel projects and a rapid and just transition to renewable energy. Join a rally before the public hearing at 11:30, sponsored by the Empower New Jersey Coalition. Organizations across NJ are calling for “an immediate moratorium on new fossil fuel projects and immediate and aggressive cuts to existing sources of pollution, with a priority on reducing pollution in our most overburdened communities.” More info here:

Thurs, September 12  4 pm-5:30 pm  Energy Policy Then and Now: A Climate Action Conversation

  • Energy Forum at Kleinman Center, 220 S. 34th St., U. Penn, Philadelphia
  • Climate activist Rafe Pomerance in conversation with Vox writer Dave Roberts

Thurs, September 12  6 pm  Forum on environmental justice, social equity & climate change

  • Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 220 S. 34th St., U. Penn, Philadelphia 
  • Sponsored by StateImpact Pennsylvania

Fri, September 13  9:30 am-7:30 pm  “Designing a Green New Deal” conference 

  • Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street, U. Penn, Philadelphia
  • Speakers including Naomi Klein and Varshini Prakash (plus academics, organizers, and journalists across the country) discussing background and plans for a Green New Deal
  • Free of charge

Fri, September 13  9 am-3:30 pm  “Clean Energy for a Healthy Planet” Symposium 

  • Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility and Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT)

Sat, September 14  2-5 pm  Climate Strike Art Build 

  • Make posters/banners for the September 20 Climate Strike – art supplies provided
  • Preston and Pine between 40th & 41st Streets
  • Hosted by Fossil Free Penn, Climate Strike PA, 350 Philadelphia and other partners

Sun, September 15    12pm-4 pm  Climate Strike Art Build #2

  • Make posters/banners for the September 20 Climate Strike – art supplies provided
  • Repair the World Workshop, 4029 Market Street
  • Hosted by Sunrise Movement, 350 Philly, Climate Strike PA, and other partners


September 20—Climate Strike Actions

Fri, September 20, 11 am-2 pm   Climate Strike PA: Philadelphia Strikes Back

  • North Side of City Hall, Philadelphia: Meet for rally, march through Center City and return to City Hall for final rally
  • Sponsored by Climate Strike PA, Sunrise Movement Philadelphia, Youth Climate Lobby, 350 Philly, Fossil Free Penn, and more

Fri, September 20, 8-10 am, 3-5 pm    Climate Action Resource Day

  • Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University: make posters for Rally at City Hall, write postcards and talk about next steps after the rally.

Fri, September 20, 11 am-1 pm    Rally to Support the Climate Strike

  • 2 N. High Street, West Chester, PA
  • Hosted by Indivisible Chester County and Concerned Constituent Action Group

After September 20—Climate Week of Action:

Sat, September 21, 10 am-2 pm   People for Puerto Rico: Rally and Marching Forward 

  • City Hall, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by The People for Puerto Rico, Make the Road Pennsylvania, Indivisible Philadelphia, CASA Pennsylvania, and other groups 2 years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Organizers invite climate justice groups and activists to join the march with signs that feature messages like “Puerto Rico needs a Green New Deal.”

Sat, September 21  9:30 am-12:30 pm   “Engaging Active Hope” Workshop Kickoff Event

  • Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by PA Interfaith Power & Light. First in a series responding to the crisis of sustainability in our world. $35

Sat, September 21   1 pm-5 pm Philly #ClimateStrike Concert 

  • Stinger Square, 3200 Reed St, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by Philly Thrive. Live musical performances, food, resources, & activities for youth, in Grays Ferry, a frontline neighborhood in the fight against the PES refinery.

Sun, September 22   11:30 am-1:30 pm Bucks County Climate Strike 

  • Central Bucks High School West, 375 W. Court St, Doylestown, PA
  • Hosted by Bscape (Bucks Students for Climate Action) & Rise Up Doylestown

Sun, September 22  3 pm-6 pm  Multigenerational Nonviolent Direct Action Training

  • Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team)

Wed, September 25  4:30 pm-6:30 pm  BYOBag Rally for a Reusable Future

  • City Hall, South Apron @ Octavius Catto monument, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by Clean Water Action Pennsylvania, to support the ban of single-use plastic bags

Thurs, September 26  8 am-11 am  Climate is Changing. Why Isn’t PECO?

  • 30th Street Station, Philadelphia
  • Hosted by EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team)