Join EDGE at The Church of No Fracking This Wednesday!

Much has been made of the Pope coming to Philly, but another event next week is keeping a lower profile. The Marcellus Shale Coalition is back for a conference to discuss ways to turn Philly into a fracked fossil fuel hub.   To show opposition to everything the Shale Insight Conference stands for, with the veritable who's who of fracking in attendance, The Church of No Fracking will hold a service. Of course, their services tend to be a little raucous  and they don't mind raising their voices so that the heavens can hear.  Come channel your holy light to illuminate the gas industry’s lies. Regardless of faith, we can all heed Pope Francis’ call to protect our only home from becoming a fracking hell. 

Schedule of events:Wednesday September 16th, 7:00am
Friends Center , 1515 Cherry St (corner of 15th) for costumes, banners and action brief.

Wednesday September 16th, 7:45am
Philadelphia Convention Center (Broad St. and Arch St.) Arriving before the for the first session (which is about building Philly out as a frack hub)

Housing available. Call Angela @206-579-9309

GREEN NEWS: Quant Salt Water Powered Car Ready For Production

There's good news on the horizon for those seeking an alternative to gas-guzzling autos. The Quant E-Sportlimosine is the world’s first salt water powered car and it’s ready for production, according to EWA News. The car is powered by a NanoFlowcell that manufactures hydrogen gas for  a fuel cell that creates electricity to turn the car’s electric motors. No coal, no fossil fuels of any kind are used. Cool, huh? And because the hydrogen is only made as needed, there is no need for heavy onboard storage tanks capable of withstanding the 10,000 psi that are needed to store liquid hydrogen. 


Time to get social for a great cause! Come out this Thursday evening September 17th, for Engineers Without Borders' Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Fall Fundraiser & Social! Support their mission of building a better world, and engineering change locally and globally. Join us, engineers and non-engineers, for a night of food, beverages, and networking! 

Held at the historical Fairmount Water Works, site of one of America’s first successful municipal water treatment facilities, built in the early 1800's, The evening will feature cultural foods of our project areas (Philippines, El Salvador, Rwanda, and Philly flavors), silent auctions of commercial items and arts & crafts, and photo exhibit of projects. Food provided by Georgina's and the beer by our sponsor, Yard's Brewing. 

DATE: Thursday, September 17th, 2015, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
LOCATION:  Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130
TICKETS: $40 advance  |  $50 at the door
MORE INFO: Contact Walt Walker at 


Natural Products Expo East 2015, the East Coast’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event is poised to hit record numbers, with over 22,000 attendees and more than 1,800 exhibitors, with approximately 30% of those exhibiting for the first time and new to the marketplace.

Produced by New Hope Natural Media, Expo East  is co-located with Biofach America -All Things Organic, NPA East, and the Harvest Festival.

DATES: Education & Events: September 16–19, 2015  |  Trade Show: September 17–19, 2015
LOCATION: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD USA


Come join  Earthship  Philadelphia & LoveLovingLove Inc. for a fall clean up and prep of the 1st urban earthship site! You can get hands-on expereince with and participate in:

  • Tire-pounding demonstrations and hands-on learning
  • Sorting, labeling, and stacking tires
  • Sorting through bricks for reusable ones (donors name to be engraved towards the final stages of the build this spring)
  • Landscape clean up, weeds, etc
Scheduled talks on:
  • A short update on Earthship Philadelphia by Rashida Ali-Campbell, the Founder of LoveLovingLove Inc.
  • A short rundown of what an Earthship is and other projects coming soon to the area by Jonah Reynolds, Earthship Biotect.
  • Q&A session with Jonah Reynolds and some of the crew!

DATE: Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20, 10am - 4pm
LOCATION: 675 North 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
COST: FREE! Anyone can show up! Cash, check or credit cards are accepted donations. $30 suggested donation for both days or $20 suggested donation for one day. All donations are tax-deductible.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Garden/work gloves, comfy sneakers or boots to work in, extra water, shovel, sledge hammer, buckets


This is the area's first conference focused on applied technologies and methodologies for the treatment of heavy metals and organics. The event includes short courses and technical presentations on a range of remediation technologies and site redevelopment issues, and offers opportunities for geologists and engineers to gain professional development hours and continuing education credits. Attendees can connect with developers, site owners, investors and remediation professionals to promote the increased development of brownfield properties through real world remediation technology and methods.
DATE: September 15-17, 2015
LOCATION: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107RSVP:  Go to

Stop Oil Trains! A Jazz Funeral at the Schuykill River Park

Join your fellow concerned citizens at Schuylkill River Park at Spruce and 25th Streets to commemorate the 47 lives lost in the Canadian derailment of 2013 and to celebrate the solutions: Clean Energy, Green Jobs, and a Sustainable Future! 

We're meeting  at 2pm at the footbridge entrance to the park that crosses the train tracks at Locust Street. Prep your umbrellas and at 2:30 we will hear from our neighbors who live and breathe closest to this toxic infrastructure on a daily basis. 

Bring Your Own Umbrella to be adorned with fabric pom-poms, glitter, and bling so you'll fit right in to the New Orleans-Style Funeral Procession featuring the West Philadelphia Orchestra! 

WHY?Crude-by-rail shipments have increased more than FIFTY TIMES in the past 5 years. 35 million barrels were shipped here in January 2015, up from 700,000 barrels in January 2010. Over 500,000 Philadelphians reside within the 1/2-mile blast zone. The group is calling for
  • A ban on all tank cars in use today to end environmental injustices to the 700,000 Philadelphians within the 1/2 mile blast zone. 
  • More community workshops on crude by rail emergency response plans to protect public safety and community health
  • Support for the planning of a renewable and sustainable energy future in Philadelphia.
  • Commemorating the second anniversary of the oil train disaster at Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, where 47 people lost their lives.

2:00 pm -- Assemble at the footbridge area 
2:30 pm – Press Conference
3:00 pm – Remembrance of lives lost in Lac Megnatic
3:15 pm – March for environmental justice and solidarity across our nations – New Orleans style funeral procession with West Philadelphia Orchestra, decorated umbrellas and banners
3:30 pm through 5:00 pm - "Rainbow Bridge to Philly's Future" visual arts workshop and info-graphics gallery for ages 5-adult.- Rainbow balloon hanging- Child-friendly oil train and rainbow of renewables pavement chalking- Summer treats- Photo ops, outreach and creative happenings all afternoon! 

Location:Schuylkill River Park, 25th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, just upstream from South Street Bridge; main assembly at the pedestrian footbridge that crosses over the train tracks at Schuylkill River Trail Park.