MINIATURE GOLF...FORE THE PLANET!

Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs important environmental issues with the fun of miniature golf. Eighteen unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way.

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 to Apr 3, 2016, 09:00 AM until 05:00 PM
LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards, 137 W Knowlton Rd., Media, PA
COST: $6.95 ages 11 and over; $4.95 ages 10 and under
MORE INFO: 610-876-7116 or info@linvilla.com
URL:  http://www.Linvilla.com

PHILLY FIXER'S REPAIR FAIR A SUCCESS!

Ben Davis of Philly Fixers just  let us know that his recent Repair Fair, held last weekend at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym at 1834 Frankford Avenue, was a complete and resounding success:


If you missed this last event, check his calendar for upcoming events or, if you can't make it out, fill out his Ask A Fixer Form at https://phillyfixersguild.org/ask-a-fixer/ and a Fixer will fthen offer you some advice and/or guidance on how to make repairs yourself!

PROTEST THE SOUTHPORT FRACKING HUB

Philly is at the epicenter of the transition to clean energy and it's time to take a stand. Crude oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota, fracked gas from the Marcellus,  is headed our way if the oil and gas industry gets their way. 

The PRPA (Philadelphia Regional Port Authority) has organized a public outreach event to explain the 6 proposals for the Southport site in southeast Philadelphia. One of the 6 proposals is by PES (Philadelphia Energy Solutions), who want to expand their current operations in southwest Pennsylvania with a proposed energy hub for Philadelphia. 

We need to show the PRPA and our Mayor that expansion is not an option for PES (or any other) fossil fuel infrastructure that has been in violation of emissions control requirements for more than 3 continuous years, and that already today singlehandedly contributes more than 70% of all of Philadelphia's deadly mercury, lead, NOx and SO2 pollution.

Fossil fuels are bad for our health. We know they're bad for the climate. We need to stand up together, pack the Sheet Metal Worker's Hall and say No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure.

DATE: Wednesday, March 9th, 6:00 to 8:00pm, group will meet outside at 5:30pm
LOCATION: Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, by Pier 70, Philadelphia, PA 19147
CONTACT: Arielle at 215-821-6348


Can't make it? Begin tweeting, use hashtag #southportphl

DVS CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY 2016 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Preventing the most catastrophic global impacts of climate change will require strong action by the US Congress.  The Citizens’ Climate Lobby 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference is training ordinary citizens to initiate a transformation of the global economy to one that allows for a safe and healthy future. CCL’s goal is to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal, and to empower individual volunteers to engage elected officials, the media and the public.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a fast-growing national grassroots organization that is building bipartisan support in Congress to address the world-wide disruption inflicted by climate change. With an increasingly influential voice, CCL advocates for reducing greenhouse gas pollution through a revenue neutral pollution fee imposed on carbon energy sources, with all the money returned to American households.

Join the hundreds across the country and the world who are working to control climate change.

DATE: March 4th - March 6, 2016
LOCATION: Arcadia University, 450 S Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038


Thanks again to Meena Raval of  Delaware Valley Sustainability at dvs@actionpa.org for letting us know about this event!

108 Scientists Call On World’s Largest Earth Science Organization To Reject ExxonMobil Sponsorship

Today, more than 100  geoscientists sent a letter to the President of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) - the world’s largest association of Earth scientists - calling for an end to ExxonMobil sponsorship of AGU in a stand against climate science disinformation.

 “As Earth scientists, we are deeply troubled by the well-documented complicity of ExxonMobil in climate denial and misinformation…By allowing Exxon to appropriate AGU’s institutional social license to help legitimize the company’s climate misinformation, AGU is undermining its stated values as well as the work of many of its own members,” states the letter.

In fact, AGU’s own Organizational Support Policy states that “AGU will not accept funding from organizational partners that promote and/or disseminate misinformation of science, or that fund organizations that publicly promote misinformation of science.” Despite this claim, the nearly 24,000 attendees of the AGU 2015 Fall meeting were greeted by a prominent display of gratitude for Exxon’s sponsorship.

Signatories include leading AGU-member scientists such as former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and renowned climatologist Professor James E. Hansen, former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Harvard Professor James J. McCarthy, Penn State’s Earth System Science Center director Michael E. Mann, and author of Merchants of Doubt and Harvard Professor Naomi Oreskes, as well as other concerned geoscientists including Professor Hans Schellnhuber, CBE, who currently serves as Chair of the German government’s Advisory Council on Global Change and as a climate advisor to the Pope.

The open letter is published in full at: http://thenaturalhistorymuseum.org/scientists-to-agu-drop-exxon-sponsorship

The letter follows an editorial by three AGU members, published in January, calling on AGU to reject Exxon’s sponsorship of its future scientific conferences: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/jan/06/why-is-the-largest-earth-science-conference-still-sponsored-by-exxon

PennEnvironment’s Montgomery County Clean Power Plan Forum

Come support our state's environment while the pressure's on! PennEnvironment is hosting
a free educational forum on climate action for PA, and invites YOU to join them.

This is a critical time to show strong support for action on climate change. Last week the Supreme Court issued a temporary halt on EPA's Clean Power Plan—one of the key efforts to reduce carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change. They're going to be discussing this and more at their forum in Norristown with local experts, including Montgomery County’s Commissioner Dr. Arkoosh. They will also discuss how the state can implement a plan that drives renewable energy forward. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 PM

WHERE: Montgomery County Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St.,
Norristown, PA 19401

WHO: Dr. Arkoosh (Montgomery County’s Commissioner) , Saleem Chapman (Sustainable Business Network), Mark Szybist (NRDC), Daniel Wolk (Physicians for Social Responsibility), and Adam Garber (PennEnvironment) 

RSVP: https://pennenvironment.webaction.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=293

350 PHILLY OPEN MEMBER MEETING


Join 350Philly to catch up on all the latest climate justice happenings in the city, and to plug into exciting campaign work coming up in 2016! On Thursday, February 18,  guest speaker Angela Vogel (of Food and Water Watch) will share more about the March for a Clean Energy Revolution and its call for a fracking ban and a transition to 100% clean energy in Philadelphia, exactly 1 day before the DNC kicks off in Philadelphia!

DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm
LOCATION: City Coho, 2401 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA

Thanks to Meena Raval of  Delaware Valley Sustainability at dvs@actionpa.org for letting us know about this event!