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Upcoming local events re: climate solutions, culled from many area groups. Many are holiday gatherings, always a great time to network!

All events also on the 350 Philly Google calendar below. To make it easier to plan your week, you can add the calendar to your phone.

Mon Dec 11 @ 6p / meeting – Market Street Transformation Mobility Study
599 Market St, Philadelphia

Old City District is holding a public meeting to propose next steps for moving forward and solicit community input. If you are interested in learning about what Old City is considering for the section of East Market Street (5th to Front), please attend the meeting to learn about the vision of a protected bike lane and 2nd Street Plaza.

Mon Dec 11 @ 7p / meeting – Montco’s Ready for 100
Beck room, Parish house, Emily Norris Carey Learning Center & New Chapel, #4 on map of St Thomas Church

4th organizing meeting for Montco RF100 Club volunteers. Our agenda will include

  • introductions and status updates from all
  • Climate Reality Project slideshow, customized for Narberth – Jesse Lytle
  • 12 ways to deal with climate deniers – group discussion
  • RF 100 lawn signs and other ways to raise community awareness
  • action plan / schedule next meeting

Contact: Jen Pavao / / 610-306-0446

Tue Dec 12 @ 6:30p / film screening – Tomorrow
Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA

Taking Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future

  • 6:30 / meet & greet with Judy Wicks
  • 7 / film
  • 9 / discussion with Judy Wicks & Jim Wylie

Organizers: Phoenixville Green Team & Southeastern PA Group of Sierra Club

Wed Dec 13 @ 10:30a / speak out for a frack ban @ DRBC meeting
Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 N River Rd, Morrisville, PA

At the open comment period of the DRBC (Delaware River Basin Commission)’s Public Meeting, join us to say: We Demand a Full Ban on Fracking and all its activities throughout entire Delaware River Watershed!

More here:

Organizers: Delaware Sierra Club, Berks Gas Truth, Clean Water Action NJ, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Wed Dec 13 @ 5:30p / 6th annual holiday lights bike ride
1300 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

Meet the cycling community, support the Bicycle Coalition, and light up the night!

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will hold our annual Holiday Lights Ride through South Philly, where riders are encouraged to dress in costume and decorate their bicycles with lights, sparkles, bells, stars and, well, antlers if you have them!

Thu Dec 14 @ 12n and also at 8p / webinar – EV policies

All invited to attend one of two public webinars on the most effective policies driving electric vehicle (EV) adoption today, which are included in our collaborative project AchiEVe: Transition to EVs Policy Toolkit.

Review model policies at the local and state level, feature community leaders to share their advocacy stories, and answer questions.

Organizers: Sierra Club, Plug In America

Thu Dec 14 @ 5:30p / Climate on tap w Montco Climate Champs
Conshohocken Brewing’s Bridgeport Brewpub, 3 DeKalb St, Bridgeport, PA

Fighting climate change is hard. But, sometimes, having a beer makes it a little easier. And that’s the case as we host State Senators and Representatives from all over Montgomery County championing clean energy in Harrisburg. We’ll be talking about how we can shift Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy and rollbacks of environmental policy in Harrisburg.

Invited are: State Senators Daylin Leach & Art Haywood, and State Representatives Madeleine Dean, Matthew Bradford, Tim Briggs, Steve McCarter, & Mary Jo Daley

At the last Climate on Tap event, in addition to picking up a Penn Environment pint glass, we heard Rep Chris Rabb’s initiative for legislation to transition to 100% renewable energy, still seeking co-sponsors. We wonder what the Montco Climate Champs have up their sleeve…

Organizers: Penn Environment

Thu Dec 14 @ 6p / holiday party – Green Building United
Knoll Showroom, Suite 2510, 130 N 18th St, Philadelphia

Fri Dec 15 @ 4p / radio – Planet Philadelphia 

Tune in to to hear interviews with …

  • Christine Knapp, Director Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, will discuss the city’s plans energy: their yearly report, their Energy Master Plan, and ways they intend to reduce carbon dioxide.
  • Greg Vitali, PA State Representative for the 166th district (parts of Delaware and Montgomery counties).  His focus in the legislature has primarily been on energy and climate issues.  He will discuss current environmental issues and initiatives in state government.
  • Marsha Low, of Weavers Way environmental committee, will share some of the eco-tips she writes for Weavers Way newsletter, “The Shuttle”.

Sat Dec 16 @ 11a / training – Friends of the Earth
City Coho, 2401 Walnut St, Philadelphia

Admission free, lunch provided!

Organizers: 350 Philly, Clean Air Council, Friends of the Earth, PhillyUP

Sat Dec 16 @ 1p / pipeline resistance – Caroling Along Pipeline Route & Holiday Party
Climbers Run Nature Preserve, 226 Frogtown Rd, Pequea, PA

Let’s spread some holiday cheer (and local resistance) with Carols & Cookies! If you like to sing with friends, share homemade cookies, cheer lonely workers, and slow down pipeline construction all at the same time, this event is for you!

Organizers: Lancaster Against Pipelines

Sat Dec 17 @ 7p / winter solstice celebration – Transition Town Media
Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W Rose Tree Rd, Media, PA

Why celebrate solstice? Celebrating the natural shift from darkness to light helps cut through all the typical holiday commercialization and emotional roller-coastering to bring deeper meaning to the season. The evening will be a joyful and spirited evening with a unique blend of spiritual celebrants, the Solstice Choir, and a sizzling band!

Our Celebration will be especially deep and delightful this year. We have an African priestess/drummer/shaman Nana Korantemaa, whirling Sufi dervish Ibrahim Miari, amazing percussionists Jan Jeffries & Marcy Francis, magical gong player Katryn Lavanture, the Solstice Singers and band led by legendary Dave Posmontier.

Our theme this year is “Ubuntu”, the African belief that “I am because we are.” Come raise up body, mind and spirit!

Please note that tickets should be purchased early, the event has sold out every year. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Mon Dec 18 @ 6p / Map the Power Research-a-Thon
1414 N Broad St, Philadelphia

To affect change, we need to know who rules Philly. All invited to an orientation to power analysis. No prior experience needed. Followed by research on power relationships in Philly. Please bring a laptop if possible.

Organized by: UNITE Here, 215 PHILLY, Lil Sis

Tue Dec 19 @ 12:15p / Serenade the EPA with Climate Carols
EPA Region 3 Headquarters, 1650 Arch St, Philadelphia

Raise even more attention about federal environmental rollbacks by joining us for Climate Caroling. We’ll call for public health standards and a just federal budget, all with climate-themed carols. We’ll also give Senator Toomey a lump of coal for his lack of climate action.

Organizers: PennEnvironment, Clean Air Council, Tuesdays with Toomey

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This page last updated: Sunday Dec 10 2017

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