SAY NO TO SCOTT PRUITT!

Say NO to Scott Pruitt as the Head of the EPA!

President-Elect Donald Trump just nominated an avowed foe of clean air and clean water to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Urge your senators to block this nomination. Sign Penn Future's  petition today! Go to http://pennfuture.org/PetitionPruit20161208


CHERRY HILL GREEN DRINKS AT DOUBLE NICKEL BREWING

Sustainable Cherry Hill is pairing up with the TriCounty Sustainability Alliance this week for "Sustainable Sips"/ Green Drinks. It's taking place at their new location at Double Nickel Brewing Company in Pennsauken on Wednesday,  December 7th from 6-8pm. Help them celebrate the upcoming holidays with light appetizers  provided by Sustainable Cherry Hill and drinks available for purchase.

Look for more details about the event on their Facebook page, and 
to learn more about the goals of the TriCounty Sustainability Alliance, go to http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/task-forces/regionalurban-partnerships-for-sustainability/ 


DATE: Wednesday, December 7th, 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: Double Nickel Brewing Company, 1585 Route 73, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/SustainableCherryHill/ or http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org
                                          


UPDATE ON DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE

North Dakota law enforcement, citing an "ongoing riot situation," have used water cannons to scatter over 400 protesters trying to move past a barricaded bridge toward construction sites for the controversial Dakota Access Oil Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Read the full article here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/21/police-citing-ongoing-riot-use-water-cannons-on-dakota-access-protesters-in-freezing-weather/
knocks it out of the park in this thoughtful, moving piece and timely article at Green Philly Blog:

http://www.greenphillyblog.com/news/post-election-blues-whats-ahead-green-philly/#respond

Keep speaking truth to power, Julie.

The Arctic Is 36 DEGREES Warmer Than It Should Be

Here's a sobering and terrifying article at IFLScience about how extensively global
warming is impacting our oceans:


http://www.iflscience.com/environment/new-data-seems-to-show-that-the-arctic-is-astronomically-warmer-than-normal/

Read this with the lights on, because the conclusion are truly terrifying. Thanks to Dr. Kerry Brinkman for letting us know about this!

SIERRA CLUB WALKING TOUR

Join the Sierra Club on November 19th for a special walking tour of green infrastructure sites in
Philadelphia!

Philadelphia has made some great strides over the last few years to best use, reuse and manage our water and energy resources. I’d like to invite you to join us to appreciate some of our greatest innovations, and prepare to help us devise more!

You will see rain gardens, tree trenches, rainwater cisterns, a green roof, porous pavement, and a large stormwater bumpout, as well as a geothermal field, no-mow turf, a spray park, and water-themed murals. There will also be a short presentation on our new Philly Climate Works program!

This walking tour will explore numerous Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects on the grounds of Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Shissler Recreation Center. This high school is the first LEED-platinum certified public high school in the nation, constructed on a former brownfield site. This 90-minute outdoor walking tour will be lead by a watershed educator with Philadelphia Water.
 
The walking tour loop route is approximately 1.5 miles. Children over eight are welcome with parent or legal guardian. Space is limited, so please do not register unless you know you can attend! 

DATE: Saturday, November 19 from 10-11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Blair St & W Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 [map]

NOVEMBER PRE-APOCALYPTIC DRINKS EDITION OF URBAN GEEK DRINKS!

In light of the immanent collapse of democracy as we know it, join other civically-engaged Philadelphians at this month's Urban Geek Drinks, the  monthly happy hour for a diverse group of civic do-gooders in Philadelphia. It's an opportunity for you to connect with other people who give a damn and are working incredibly hard to make Philadelphia a really great city.

Why should you come? When else do you get to drink beers with this diverse a collection of civic technologists, journalists, urban farmers, makers, hackers, designers, teachers, students, artists, civil servants, philanthropists, community builders, and urban planners?

Look for Happy Hour drink discounts until 9pm!

DATE: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: Frankford Hall,  1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125