JOIN SOLAR STATES IN MAKING PHILLY GLOW

Join Solar States atop the Crane Arts Building in Fishtown for a star-studded "Green Carpet" event complete with local beverages and bites. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Philly  skyline among their state of the art solar panels alongside Philadelphia's Sustainability Celebs; guest include Judy Wicks  of White Dog Café and BALLE,  Sustainable Business Network members, Julie Hancher of Green Philly Blog, Milkcrate Philly - Sustainable Urban Living team members, Temple University Office of Sustainability staff, Tim Bennett of Bennett Compost and more. 

DATE: Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6-00pm to 10:00pm
LOCATION: Crane Arts Building, 1400 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
RSVP:  http://solar-states.ticketleap.com/solar-party-a-green-carpet-event/
LIKE ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/258241487700378/> 
MORE INFO:  http://www.solar-states.com/the-solar-party-a-star-studded-green-carpet-event/

HELP BEAUTIFY TEMPLE U WITH ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Join Engineers Without Borders (EWB) for their next local outreach event; they'll be working with EWB's Temple student chapter on a community garden in the Temple U community. Interested volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and close toed shoes that can get dirty.  Also, if anyone can bring flower seeds it would be much appreciated; a lot of the work is going to involve weeding, but they're also looking to beautify the garden with your help!

DATE: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
TIME: 10:00AM-1:00PM
LOCATION: 1929 N. Uber Street, Philadelphia PA 19121
QUESTIONS: contact Leslie Tuason, EWB Outreach Coordinator at outreach@ewb-philly.org

PEOPLE'S CLIMATE TOUR COMING TO PHILLY!

World leaders are coming to NYC  in September for a UN summit on the climate crisis to urge governments
to support a dramatic reduction of  greenhouse gas emissions.

To support this, a special event is happening in Philadelphia on August 23rd. The Philly stop of the People's Climate Tour will be an inspiring night of stories and lessons from local leaders involved in march planning, as well as a chance to get charged up for the fight ahead.

Philadelphia Speakers include:
•     Bill McKibben - author, educator, environmentalist, and co-founder of 350.org
•     Sandra Steingraber - Biologist, author of "Living Downstream" and science advisor for Americans Against Fracking
•     Rev. Yearwood - Minister, community activist, and President of the Hip Hop Caucus
•     Koreti Tiumalu - Pacific Climate Warrior Campaigner
•     Eva Wu - artivist, Norris Square Neighborhood Project & Young People's Just Transition Project

For more info on how to join (or host) a charter bus, organize in your community and obtain outreach materials, look for informational tables in the lobby of Lew Klein Hall. For more information on the People's Climate March, September 21st in NYC, visit peoplesclimate.org/march

DATE: Saturday, August 23rd, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Lew Klein Hall, Temple University, 1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia
RSVP: http://templeperformingartscenter.org/events/2014/building-movement-movements-towards-peoples-climate-march

VEGAN DRINKS PHILLY

Sponsored by the Humane League, Vegan Drinks is the area’s monthly social networking
event for vegans and vegetarians.  Come on out to Tattooed Mom’s, one of the coolest bars in the city, and introduce yourself, learn, share and have a great after work time.
DATE: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00pm
LOCATION: Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147
RSVP: https://m.facebook.com/events/722662561126966/?src=email_notif

NEW GREEN APP FOR PHILLY GREENS!

Judah Press, Green Drinks Center City chapter head, just let us know about about MilkCrate, an exciting new app launching at the end of the summer out of Philadelphia. This app will help residents and business owners find local sustainable businesses and resources in the area. Check out their website and video at www.MilkCratePhilly.com and be sure to sign up for their newsletter on the right side of the page; you'll get alerts about the launch and the Indiegogo Campaign and other sustainable events in the area.

SEE AND RECYCLE AT THE PHILLIES GAME

Nothing says summer like a the smell of cut grass, a beer in the sun, a great baseball game….and recycling your glass, plastic and aluminum! Judah Press, owner of Save Some Green,  told us about this upcoming event that his company is hosting at Citizens Bank Park. Bring your recyclables to the Park Staff and Media Entrance on Darien Street; when you’re done, stick around and cheer on your favorite team!
DATE: Sunday, August 10th 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Citizens Bank Park Staff & Media Entrance, Darien Street
COST: Recycling is FREE, Philles tickets are market price
REGISTER ON FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/events/338725749611272/

UPDATE: MISS RACHEL'S AND THE HUMANE LEAGUE

Last night, TheHumane League  hosted a Wine and (Vegan) Cheese night at Miss Rachel's Pantry in South Philly. The fundraiser, benefiting the League, was attended by vegans, vegetarians and foodies alike, as they sampled appetizers and small bites made locally, cruelty-free and in house.

Rachel  Atcheson, Director of the Philadelphia office of THL, said, "A variety of wines from The Vegan Vine and plenty of Miss Rachel's tasty finger foods and snacks were the perfect excuse for animal activists and supporters from all over the city to take some time to relax and mingle. After meeting some cool new people and eating plenty, everyone headed home full and happy."
See photos from the event at right.

RESERVATIONS: Visit http://www.missrachelspantry.com/