See below for local events related to climate action & solutions. If we’ve missed an event from your group, please get them to us by Saturday for inclusion.
Tue May 30 / 5-6p Ready for 100 / Philly
City Coho, 2401 Walnut St, Philadelphia
Regular planning meeting of the Ready For 100/Philadelphia project Discuss volunteer opportunities and status and plans for next few weeks.
Hosts: Sierra Club, Southeastern PA group
Thu Jun 1 / 6-9p meet the Tar Sands Valve Turners – Learn to Shut it Down & Disrupt the System
Circle of Hope, 2007 Frankford Ave, Phila PA
An opportunity to hear the inside scoop of what happened one day last October when 5 activists simultaneously shut down all the pipelines carrying Canadian tar sands into the US. This was an unprecedented act that shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day.
Hear what led them to take this stand, and join us for a provocative conversation about climate direct action, or what is required of us to maintain a livable planet for all.
Minnesota valve-turner Annette Klapstein will be joined by film maker Steve Liptay who is facing charges for documenting the closure of the 2 Enbridge pipelines in Minnesota. Jay O’Hara of Climate Disobedience Center will be present, sharing his experience from being in the “command center” during the day.
Fri Jun 2 / 10a – 230p Integrating State Public Policy Resources into Markets
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 220 S 34th St, Philadelphia
There’s a flurry of recent state activity in the PJM Footprint, including ongoing state support for aggressive energy efficiency and behind the meter solar that significantly reduce demand; and state rules and policies related to utility-scale wind and solar.
Hear from Acting FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur, Chairman Gladys Brown, Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, Chairman Asim Z. Haque, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, President Richard Mroz, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Vincent Duane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at PJM on PJM’s Capacity Market Repricing Proposal, and its new proposal on Advancing Zero Emissions Objectives through PJM’s Energy Markets.
Fri Jun 2 / 4-5p Planet Philadelphia on GTown Radio
Tune in to gtownradio.com to hear interviews with
- Professor Benjamin Horton, an award-winning researcher on sea level rise.
- Todd Rogers, an environmental educator and energy auditor for buildings, will discuss a human-centered approach using group motivational strategies to lower energy use, used at Philadelphia schools.
- plus, organizers of the recent Power Local Green Jobs march, a 2 week 100 mile walk organized by EQAT & POWER: Bill McKibben, Eileen Flanagan & George Lakey.
Sat Jun 3 / 10a – 5p Blockade Training with Greenpeace
The Lancaster Stand, 325 Conestoga Blvd, Conestoga PA.
Greenpeace in partnering with Lancaster Against Pipelines to lead a special Non Violent Blockade Training. While this training will reinforce principles and strategies we’ve already learned in previous training sessions, the majority of our time will be dedicated to more advanced actions with a special focus on blockades. So whether you’ve attended one of our previous trainings or not, we urge ALL of our friends and allies to make this upcoming training a priority!
Cost: none, bring lunch, dinner provided.
Tue Jun 6 / 630 – 830p EQAT Walk PARTY (in place of General Meeting)
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA
This month, instead of the regular General Meeting, we will throw a party to celebrate the Walk for Green Jobs and Justice!