Celebrate Earth day by tuning in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm this Friday, 4/20/18, on GTown Radio at http://www.gtownradio.com/ or listen on your radio dial in northwest Philadelphia on WGGT 92.9 low power FM.
Live in Studio: Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware River Keeper for the Delaware River Keeper Network, will discuss her recent book “The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment” with Kay Wood and Linda Rosenwein. She presents a new agenda for environmental advocacy and explains why constitutional environmentalism can work to preserve the environment where legislative environmentalism has failed.
Listen to Planet Philadelphia host Kay Wood's interview with Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network, will speak about the development and the activities of the Earth Day Network including plans for this year’s worldwide Earth Day. She will also discuss the Network’s current campaign against the hazards of plastics to our health and environment.
There are so many Earth Day related things going on in and around NW Philly this year, that it’s far too many to have enough time to mention them on Planet Philadelphia. Here are just a few. And of course to celebrate Earth day do please tune in to Planet Philadelphia 4-5 pm this Friday, 4/20/18, on GTown Radio at http://www.gtownradio.com/ or listen on your radio dial in northwest Philadelphia on WGGT 92.9 low power FM.
Friday, April 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Volunteer Plant Ambler at Temple Earth Fest:
Temple Ambler campus. Click here for more info.
April 21, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, join us for the signature event for the Year of the Pollinator!
FREE and open to the public. No registration is required.
Location: the Cope House at Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138.
The day will include:
Saturday, April 21, noon
Come to the "Blessing of the Trees" as the tradition continues with the planting of new trees by Germantown Interfaith Power & Light Tree Tenders. 5847 Germantown Ave. Vegetarian Chili will be provided at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Ave after the blessing.
April 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Earth Day Volunteer Day with Friends of the Wissahickon, Saturday, Click here for more info.
Sat Apr 21 @ 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
11 tree planting events - Philly & suburbs
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: We all know our neighborhood could use more trees. They offer us cooler homes, shady sidewalks for interchanges with neighbors, increased property values, clean up the air from car exhaust, and more! With over 750 trees being planted this weekend, there are 11 events on this day. Find one near you, and help out in any way you can... digging, planting, pruning, watering, delivering food & water for the teams, and even taking photos! If your home or block lacks street trees, start thinking about a fall planting. The trees are free to you, as are the volunteer-led plantings like these. What’s not to like? Download form and details here. The deadline to apply for Fall trees is May 1 2018.
Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Weavers Way Co-op and C.W. Henry School for Mt. Airy Village Earth Day activities. Click here for more info.
Saturday, April 21, noon-4 p.m.
Earth Day Kids' Fun in The Backyard, Weavers Way Chestnut Hill. Click here for more info.
Saturday, April 21, noon-1 p.m.
Workshop: Essential Bike Maintenance for Every Rider, Weavers Way Mt. Airy. ** BYOB (bring your own bike) ** Led by dedicated biker Daniel Langlois. FREE; registration required. Click here for more info and to RSVP.
Saturday, April 21, 1-2:30 p.m.
Workshop: Planting a Home Medicinal Herb Garden, Weavers Way Mt. Airy. Led by clinical herbalist Libby Felten. FREE. Click here for more info and to RSVP.
Sunday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Workshop: Dividing Perennial Plants, Ned Wolf Park, corner of McCallum and Ellet streets, Mt. Airy. Led by Ned Wolf Park founder Eric Sternfels. FREE. Click here for more info and to RSVP.
Sun Apr 22 @ 7:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We could all use some clean air. fundraiser - Run for Clean Air
Celebrate Earth Day with a Run for Clean Air, a fundraiser for the Clean Air Council, Philadelphia’s oldest environmental non-profit.
Sun Apr 22 @ 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Earth Day Rally & March - West Chester
2 N High St, West Chester PA Join us as we celebrate and advocate for Earth Day. Gather on the steps of the Historic Chester County Courthouse steps to listen to speakers. We will then march to the Unitarian Congregation at 501 S. High Street. This event is for all ages. Snacks will be provided by the West Chester Cooperative, and games and Earth Day activities will also be available. Organized by: DSM, Concerned Constituent Action Group, West Chester Food Co-op, Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, Ready for 100 Chester County, Sierra Club of Chester County, Food and Water Watch, DelChesco United for Pipeline Safety, Penn Environment, Penn Future, Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection (4CP) and Barclay Grounds Preservation Alliance (BGPA), Don't Spray Me, and more...
Sun Apr 22, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Stand with the Land - Earth Day showcase
Tellus360, 24 E King St, Lancaster, PA Organizers: Lancaster Against Pipelines
Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plant Sale, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticulture Drive in West Fairmount Park. Click here for more info.
Monday, April 23, 7-8:30 pm.
Gardening for Seniors: Tools & Accommodations
Lovett Library, 6945 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy
Popular gardening expert and Weavers Way Shuttle columnist Ron Kushner will share his expertise and tips for seniors who want to stay active in their gardens. The program is sponsored by Northwest Village Network. The public is invited to try out this NVN program. No admission charge, no pre-registration required.
Saturday, April 28
Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association for the Annual Creek Cleanup and Talkin' Trash Picnic. FOW will be working with the Philadelphia Canoe Club around the confluence of the Creek and the Schuylkill, while WVWA will be making things nicer upstream. After the cleanup (9-11 a.m.), all volunteers are invited to the picnic at Fort Washington State Park (11 a.m.-1 p.m.). Click here for more info on how to sign up.
Earth Day is officially April 22, 2018, but our guests on the April 20th Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show stress that every single day we all have only one home, Planet Earth. Listen to this Planet Philadelphia in honor of Earth Day 2018 streaming live 4-5 pm Friday 4/20/18 on GTown Radio at http://www.gtownradio.com/ or listen on your radio dial in northwest Philadelphia on WGGT 92.9 low power FM.
Podcast: Very different approaches to environmental advocacy - 4/6/18 - 92.9 LPFM - Philadelphia by Planet Philadelphia radio show
This Planet Philadelphia live environmental radio show featured guests with different approaches to environmental advocacy: cognitive/concrete and action oriented versus unsuspecting, and making the invisible visceral.
Music on this show:
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Spring Fever - Little Willie John
Nature’s Way - Spirit
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Sarah Vaughan
The next Planet Philadelphia will be 4-5 pm EST, 4/20/18.For more information about Planet Philadelphia radio shows visit https://www.planetphiladelphia.com/
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Tune in from 4-5 pm today to hear Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show live on your radio dial in NW Philadelphia and vicinity at WGGT 92.9 low power FM or listen to the live stream at http://www.gtownradio.com/. Planet Philadelphia features guests with different approaches to environmental advocacy: cognitive/concrete and action oriented versus unsuspecting, and making the invisible visceral.
Russell Zerbo, Advocate at the Clean Air Council - the work of the Council and the unexpected city-wide things individuals can do to increase breathable air.
Artist Diane Burko's artwork explores the intersection of art and science, focusing on monumental geological phenomena and issues of climate change.
The next Planet Philadelphia features two guests with different approaches to environmental advocacy: cognitive/concrete and action oriented versus unsuspecting, and making the invisible visceral.
Listen to two active advocates of caring for people and planet earth:
Tune in from 4-5 pm Friday April 6, 2018 to Planet Philadelphia to hear these informative interviews and more on the radio in NW Philadelphia and vicinity at WGGT 92.9 low power FM or listen to the live stream at gtownradio.com. A podcast of the show will be posted on Planet Philadelphia a few days after the show. The following show will be Friday 4/20 4-5 pm.
According to the calendar, Spring arrived yesterday. Took this picture today. Looks to me like Old Man Winter is hanging on. Might these nor’easters be a sign of climate change?
Planet Philadelphia Host
Podcast: Climate change as a motivating force for young people and adults, Planet Philadelphia radio show WGGT 92.9LPFM Philadelphia 3/16/17
Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show on WGGT 92.9 LPFM in NW Philadelphia and simultaneously streamed online at www.gtownradio.com 3/16/18.
Music on this show:
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
HereComesSun – The Beatles
You can never hold back spring - Tom Waits
Thimble Of Sun – Podington Bear
Today - new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show, 4-5:00 pm today 3/16/18; Climate change as a motivating force for young people and adults
There’s a new Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show today 4-5:00 pm on WGGT 92.9 LPFM, available on your radio dial in NW Philadelphia and vicinity. The show is also simultaneously streamed online at gtownradio.com so people everywhere on the planet can hear Planet Philadelphia too. You wouldn’t want to miss these interesting discussions:
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