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Upcoming local events re: climate solutions, culled from many area groups. The quieter couple of weeks are a great time to review the City’s draft document for a Clean Energy Vision. They’re seeking feedback by January 31st.

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


still not too late to register – DRBC public hearing on fracking in the Delaware River Basin

We highly recommend that you register to speak at upcoming public hearings about [NOT] fracking the Delaware watershed, which should also mean no dumping of fracking wastewater into the Delaware.

The hearings are on Thu Jan 25th, at 1pm and again at 6pm, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel by the Philadelphia Airport. How to get here? There is a shuttle bus from zone 4 of the airport to the hotel every 20 minutes that anyone can hop on.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what to say! The DRN team has some talking points. Plus, there are 2 upcoming webinars to prepare you for the 1/25 hearing:

  • Thu 1/11 @ 6:30p / Water Extraction & Export
  • Thu 1/18 @ 6:30p / Frack Waste Processing and Discharge

and a Facebook event for discussion space.

Organizers: Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Berks Gas Truth


Mon Jan @ 6:30 / Philadelphia 2035 Upper Northwest plan

Brossman Center, United Lutheran Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

The first public meeting for the Philadelphia2035 Upper Northwest District Plan, where City Planning will present a summary of information gathered so far about properties, including environmental goals such as reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the Citywide Vision here: phila2035.com/citywide-vision. Specific to Upper Northwest here: phila2035.org/upper-northwest. They seek feedback at meeting or online.


Mon Jan 8 @ 7 / Montco’s Ready for 100 @ Haverford College

Haverford College, 80 Coursey Rd, Ardmore

5th organizing meeting for Montco RF100 volunteers.

Agenda to include

  • introductions and status updates from all
  • dealing with resistance & climate deniers – group discussion
  • raising community awareness – group discussion
  • film screening – Saving Snow – 2/24/18 – 3/4/18 – Bill Sabey, Neal Gale, Jen Pavao – Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • EAC Network Conference – 4/14/18 – Drew, Neal

Location: Room 205C, Whitehead Campus Center, Building 34, Parking Lot A, same building as Admission, see campus map.

Contact: Jesse Lytle /  413-204-6660 or Jen Pavao / phila4pavao@aol.com / 610-306-0446


Wed Jan 10 @ 2 / webinar – Protecting Health & Life: A Catholic Response to Proposed Clean Power Plan

The Trump Administration is proposing to “replace and repeal” the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). Stakeholders have until January 16th to comment on the proposed repeal. Join us to learn more about what’s at stake with the repeal of the CPP and how to respond effectively.

In this one-hour webinar we will explore:

  • Why the Clean Power Plan’s emissions reductions are seen as our best path to achieve the target set in the Paris Agreement.
  • Why the repeal of the Clean Power Plan risks damage to our air, our waters, and people’s health, particularly the poor and vulnerable.
  • How do we respond to likely repeal and replacement? What can Catholics do to ensure that if EPA chooses to “repeal and replace”, the alternative meets or exceeds the CPP’s national carbon emission reduction goals.

Wed Jan 10 @ 6 / Bicycle Coalition’s social

Suite #1107,1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia

Organizers: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Eat, drink, and learn about the Bicycle Coalition’s plans for 2018


Thu Jan 11 @ 5 / citizen’s hearing – Clean Power Plan

Council Chambers, Room 400, Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia

Our Washington administration is attempting to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

This flies in the face of tremendous support shown for the Plan by hundreds of thousands of parents, leaders of red and blue states, cities, communities, religious leaders, and some of America’s largest corporations.

More than 200,000 Pennsylvanians supported the Clean Power Plan’s historic effort to cut climate pollution. The public comment period ends in less than 2 weeks.

Your testimony at this citizen’s hearing will be added to the City of Philadelphia’s official comments to amplify our call for clean energy.

Organizers: Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, Councilmember Reynolds-Brown, PennEnvironment, Mom’s Clean Air Force


Thu Jan 11 @ 6:30 / webinar – Water Extraction & Export

In preparation for the Jan 25th public hearing against dumping fracked wastewater into the Delaware.


Sat Jan 13 @ 11:30 / monthly meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby 

City Coho, 2401 Walnut St, Philadelphia

The meeting is past the Muir Woods room on the second floor. Enter the building from Walnut Street or the parking lot at 24th and Sansom. As a reminder, our meetings start with a potluck lunch, so please bring a dish or drink to share. If you are only available to attend part of the meeting, come anyway!

Contact: cclphilly@gmail.com


Fri Jan 19 @ TBD / pipeline resistance – Stand with the Sisters

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 601 Market St, Philadelphia

Lancaster Against Pipelines (LAP) has been working to stop the Atlantic Sunrise fracked gas pipeline for over two years. It is now being built and LAP has organized many creative ways to resist.

The pipeline is being built on many private properties, including that of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a group of nuns. These nuns have challenged FERC and Williams on freedom of religion grounds to stop the pipeline. Read about it here.

Oral arguments for the Sisters’ case will be heard by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Exact time to be determined. Check Facebook page for last minute details.

The Sisters would like a supportive crowd in the courtroom and at a press conference afterwards.


Thu Jan 25 @ 6 / discussion – PHL EV policy task force findings

Innovation Lab, 16th Floor, Philadelphia Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia

Last August, our city formed a task force to develop an electric vehicle (EV) policy. At this discussion, we’ll learn about the findings and recommendations of the EV policy task force.

We sense that the task force may be treating this as just a parking issue for the 67 with curbside chargers, not a game changer in our personal transportation or urban air quality. We need to show overwhelming public interest in the transition to EVs, with public charging stations in residential areas (ideal for overnight charging).

Organizers: Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems


Thu Jan 25 @ 1 & 6 / DRBC hearing on fracking the Delaware

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport

Register to attend at 1pm here. Register to attend at 6pm here. More here.

We highly recommend that you register to speak about [NOT] fracking the Delaware watershed, which should also mean no dumping of fracking wastewater into the Delaware.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel is by the Philadelphia Airport. How to get here? There is a shuttle bus from zone 4 of the airport to the hotel every 20 minutes that anyone can hop on.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what to say! The DRN team has some talking points. Plus, there are 2 upcoming webinars to prepare you for the 1/25 hearing:

  • Thu 1/11 @ 6:30p / Water Extraction & Export
  • Thu 1/18 @ 6:30p / Frack Waste Processing and Discharge

and a Facebook event for discussion space.

Organizers: Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Berks Gas Truth


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This page last updated: Sunday Jan 7 2018

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