Resources from Cory Felder at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
RMI’s PUC Modernization Series: https://rmi.org/insight/puc-modernization-issue-briefs/
Utility Transition Hub (data to help people transition to decarbonization): https://utilitytransitionhub.rmi.org/
Help for Philadelphia to Lower Water and Other Utility Bills
Customers having trouble paying bills may qualify for lower monthly payments and can get personalized help from customer assistance experts by signing up for a Utility Fair appointment at water.phila.gov/utility-fairs
Wednesdays in March from 4–8 pm virtually on Zoom and are by appointment only. Registration: water.phila.gov/utility-fairs
Customers with past-due water bills may also be eligible for grants from the new Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Philadelphia Water Department customers may receive up to $5,000 towards delinquent water bills. Customers can learn more and apply at https://www.dhs.pa.gov/waterhelp.
#UtilityFairsPHL sessions will feature customer service staff from PWD and PECO. PGW customers can sign up to have a representative reach out to them directly for assistance.
Participants who RSVP will get follow-up information
Request an application or apply for assistance at www.phila.gov/water-bill-help or call (215) 685-6300.
Commenting on PA’s updated Environmental Justice (EJ) Policy
Verbal public comments can be made on 4/5, 4/12, 4/28 – see the above link for more details
Separately, written comments also can be submitted.
Preliminary EJ Policy Revision discussion sessions will be held on 3/22 and 3/31 – see above link for more details
PA EJ Summer Internship Position
Tree Planting Germantown IPL Tree Tenders
April 22 and 23
Contact Mark Smith for more information: 215-886-5383 or via email.
Penn State Brandywine presents “Storytelling: Winning the Climate Narrative”
Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 6:30 – 8pm
Register for ZOOM-based event: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vf-GhqzkrHtIK8HS6CjEw7dSLjh7N8DEm
Features personal stories, poems and songs of climate wakening, sustainability, and change-making.
Expanded Philadelphia Street Sweeping in April
Neighborhoods to be swept:
Frankford: Bridge to Adams Streets from Griscom Street to Torresdale Avenue
Germantown: Berkley Street to Chelten Avenue from Pulaski Avenue to Wakefield Street
Kensington: North 2nd Street to Kensington Avenue from East Tioga Street to East Lehigh Avenue
Logan: West Godfrey Avenue to West Roosevelt Boulevard from North Broad to North 5th Streets
Nicetown: North Broad to Clarissa Streets from West Hunting Park to Windrim Avenues
North Central: North Broad to North 22nd Streets from West Glenwood Avenue to Diamond Street
Paschall: South 58th to South 70th Streets from Greenway to Dicks Avenues
Point Breeze: Christian to McKean Streets from South Broad to South 24th Streets
Port Richmond: Kensington to Aramingo Avenues from East Tioga Street to East Lehigh Avenue
South Philly: McKean Street to West Oregon Avenue from South 4th to South 8th Streets
Southwest Philly: Woodland to Kingsessing Avenues from South 49th Street to Cemetery Avenue
Strawberry Mansion: Diamond Street to West Lehigh Avenue from West Sedgley Avenue to North 33rd Street
West Philly: Parkside Avenue to Spring Garden Street from North 52nd to North 40th Streets
West Fairhill: North 5th to North 13th Streets from West Glenwood to West Susquehanna Avenues
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