Actions to Control Air Pollution:
and Local Advocacy
Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Friday 5/21/21
92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia
and live streaming at gtownradio.com.
Air pollution is a significant result of the use of greenhouse gases and other environmental degradation. Did you know that the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that cool most of our refrigerators at home and in stores are a serious national and international problem? HFCs are much more potent climate change gases than the usual greenhouse gases we hear about. Hear how HFCs are starting to be addressed at national and international levels. At a more local level, neighbors are working to curtail natural gas and other air pollution issues that are also affecting our lives.
Avipsa Mahapatra: is the climate lead of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an international campaigning organization committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime and campaigning to protect endangered species and the natural world. She will discuss their campaign against HFCs, a cooling agent, and the investigative work they did to uncover HFC gas leaks in supermarkets.
Lynn Robinson: is Director of Neighbors Against the Gas Plants (NAGP), a local advocacy group in the Nicetown area of Philadelphia. She is active in environmental and human rights groups. Lynn is a retired Philadelphia public school teacher. She will talk about the efforts of NAGP to eliminate new SEPTA (the organization which runs public transportation in the area) gas plants plus other environmental and air pollution reduction activities in Philadelphia.
Tune in to the next Planet Philadelphia
4:00-5:00 PM ET, May 21, 2021 on your radio at WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in NW Philadelphia
and/or live stream at gtownradio.com everywhere.
Planet Philadelphia is also aired on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU,
Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM.
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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.
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