Testimony at March 14th 2019 City Council session

People keep speaking up against the proposed LNG facility in Philadelphia. Witness three speakers from March 14th, 2019. Hi. My name is Meenal Raval. I’m here to talk about bill number 181063, otherwise known as PGW’s public-private partnership to develop and operate a liquid natural gas (LNG) processing facility. I think the public in “public private … Continue reading Testimony at March 14th 2019 City Council session

Testimony at February 27th 2019 City Council session

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

Why the US must Lead at Reducing Carbon Emissions

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

Would you like to host a climate conversation?

350 Philadelphia is initiating a series of informal "Climate Conversations," in which one of our volunteers visits a home, place of worship, or other gathering space to facilitate small, informal conversations about participants’ personal choices and concerns related to climate change. These conversations are designed to support participants to build community, find people with similar … Continue reading Would you like to host a climate conversation?

2018 Year in Review

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

Resistance to the proposed Passyunk Energy Center

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

Largest Solar Project in our State – It’s a Big Deal

The City of Philadelphia would like to sign a PPA (power purchase agreement) for 70 MW of solar in central PA. The electricity from this solar farm would power about 22% of our current municipal electricity needs, and matches the current price paid for electricity from fossil fuels. It will be a 20 year commitment. … Continue reading Largest Solar Project in our State – It’s a Big Deal

The Passyunk Energy Center?! Just Say No!

In mid-September, the Philadelphia Inquirer alerted us that our city’s publicly owned gas utility, PGW, has signed a deal to move forward with a LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility at its Passyunk plant.   350 Philly and allies are challenging this project, because it will expand the production and use of fossil fuels. The rapidly … Continue reading The Passyunk Energy Center?! Just Say No!

Help Elect Climate Champions to the PA Legislature!

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!

POWER charges environmental racism in Nicetown

POWER, the interfaith group in Philadelphia, issued the following statement about SEPTA's Nicetown gas plant, questioned by citizens for over 2 years. Read it below, or click on letterhead at right for a printable copy.   Meanwhile, citizens invite all to attend the 3rd public hearing to question the AMS decision. Coming up this Tuesday … Continue reading POWER charges environmental racism in Nicetown