Thursday, October 2, 2014

Looking for a Green Governor?




Looking for the Green in the Governor's Race
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Is the environment in play in the Pa. election? Get some perspective, or contribute your own, at the Schuylkill Center's “Green Town Meeting: Corbett, Wolf and the Environment.” Panelists include Michael Krancer, of the state Department of Environmental Protection; environmental attorney Robert Fox, an adviser to Tom Wolf; the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Sarah Clark Stuart; and Jamie Gauthier, executive director of the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia. This free event is co-sponsored by Yards Brewing Company, which will be bringing one of its new seasonal ales. The Schuylkill Center is at 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road. Info: www.schuylkillcenter.org.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Recap in the Chestnut Hill Local!

If you missed my article in the Chestnut Hill Local last week, fear not! Here it is for your enjoyment.

http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2014/09/24/joining-thousands-demonstrators-peoples-climate-march-nyc/

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Climate March in NYC--GRinCH represented!!









The Climate March in NYC Sunday was AMAZING! 300,000-400,000 people gathered along 4 miles of Manhattan to demand clean energy!
It was the largest Climate March in history and I was so lucky to be counted! Here are a few pics.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

BIGGEST Climate March in History!


Be a part of history and change!
350.org and a number of other organizations are organizing the biggest Climate March in history! The event is in NYC on Sunday Sept. 21st and GRinCH is organizing a bus that will leave from Chestnut Hill! The cost will be about $25. If you are interested in joining us please email me at chefamybeth@gmail.com The details are being worked out but I can put you on a list. 
For more info on the march: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Help Protect our Air!


The Obama administration has recently won a string of very hard-fought court victories pushing back challenges to strengthening the Clean Air Act. For Pennsylvanians, this finally means an opportunity to breathe cleaner air. That is, if our state representatives don’t stand in the way. Every year, Philadelphia suffers many poor air quality days where we’re out of compliance with the Clean Air Act. A major contributing factor is pollution wafting over us coming from coal-fired power plants located in Western PA.
 
Yesterday, our rep in the PA General Assembly, Cherelle Parker, voted for House Resolution 815 petitioning the EPA to allow Pennsylvania to adopt “less stringent emissions standards or a longer compliance schedule” for coal-fired power plants than the new EPA guidelines call for. If this comes to pass, it will mean many more years of dirty air for Philadelphia families, with serious health consequences including more ER visits for children with asthma. To me, House Resolution 815 reads like it was drafted by the Coal Lobby, and I suspect it was.
 
This is very shortsighted thinking. I will be contacting Ms. Parker’s office to express my disappointment. If you also find this vote objectionable, please consider doing the same. You can use this web form to send an email  to Representative Parker: