1) Delaware Riverkeeper Network: request to attend DRBC Public Meeting about whether to ban fracking or not in the Delaware River watershed. Be sure to watch Thursday's DRBC meeting to see if our watershed is protected from fracking including waste water disposal and water withdrawals.
Feb. 25 10:30am
Information about the event - monitoring whether the Delaware River Basin Commission will ban fracking in the Delaware River Watershed:
2) Launch Event for PHENND Sustainability - Thurs. Feb. 25 11-1pm
This is a new effort. PHENND Sustainability seeks to bring education institutions (including area campuses) and community organizations in Greater Philadelphia together to collaboratively use teaching, research, and learning to advance regional sustainability, climate resiliency, and environmental justice.
3) Transit Equity Day Registration
This month marks the 182nd birthday of Octavius Catto, civil rights leader who fought to desegregate Philadelphia’s horse-drawn trolleys in the 19th century. Octavius Catto's actions affirmed that everyone has a right to public transit.
Clean Air Council invites you to join us virtually this Friday, February 26th from 12-1:30pm for the third annual Philadelphia Transit Equity Day as we celebrate Catto's legacy and continue the discussion on how we can create a more equitable transportation system in Philadelphia. Please join us and feel free to share this event with your networks.
Register for the event:
4) Weavers Way Neighborhood Environmental Grants Deadline for grants 3/3/21
Community groups and organizations in Mr. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Germantown, Glenmside Roxborough, Fort Washington, East Falls, Blue Bell, Elkins Park and Flourtown are eligible.
Grants are $100-$500 for clearly identifiable public purposes resulting in tangible community improvement. Priority to projects helping to address climate change.
For form and guildelines, go to: https://www.weaversway.coop/pages/environment-committee-community-grants
5) Green Lease Leaders is Now Accepting Multifamily Applications
The Green Lease Leaders program now includes guidance for owners of multifamily housing looking to green their leases in the pursuit of high-performance properties. The Reference Guide for Landlords was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Institute for Market Transformation. Applications for 2021 recognition are due by March 31. Click here to apply.
6) Free Training from the Climate Reality Project for individuals 13 years and up
April 22-May 2. Trainees must be committed to completing all the training to participate. Content is tailored to those volunteering to work on climate issues in the US. Training will take an estimated 14 hours and be done virtually.
The following in a Climate Reality Leadership training for people 13 years and up. Those individuals 13-18 years old require parent permission to participate. It is free. Trainees become part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
7) K-12 Environmental Literacy Program - free
This program comes from the federal government (NOAA)
The Franklin Institute will host its first-ever Virtual Youth Climate Summit! Do you know an interested Philly teen or their teacher? Please share this announcement!
Applications now open! Visit our website to apply through March 5th and email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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8) The Solutions Project Launches First-Ever Black Climate Week Feb. 22-28
OAKLAND, Calif. — In celebration of Black History Month, the nonprofit The Solutions Project is hosting the first-ever Black Climate Week, today through Sunday, February 28. Throughout the week, The Solutions Project will publish a series of multimedia resources on its website and social media channels celebrating the extraordinary contributions of Black solutionaries advancing science and climate justice.
“Black Climate Week shines a celebratory spotlight on today’s Black climate leaders who have earned a special place in history for helping to solve the dual crises of systemic racism and climate change,” said The Solutions Project’s CEO, Gloria Walton.
This year’s debut Black Climate Week will celebrate solutionaries including:
The Solutions Project will publish a #BlackClimateWeek Reading List for people eager to learn more about climate justice and get involved in the climate justice movement. To see the full list of people Black Climate Week will celebrate, please click here.
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Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our shared environment aired 4:00-5:00 PM EST the first and third Friday a month on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and/or at gtownradio.com. Also on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU, Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM.
Not in Philly?
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Podcasts are available at
planetphiladelphia.com show archives page for the full broadcast or listen to individual interviews on
Spotify| Anchor| Google| PocketCasts| Breaker| RadioPublic.
Planet Philadelphia is now a partner in Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.