DRILL THE ARCTIC? HELL NO!

File this under Incredibly Bad and Shortsighted Ideas: according to  an Energy Department
advisory council,  the U.S. should immediately start drilling for oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, in order to avoid relying on foreign oil in the future. The Arctic holds 1/4th of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas deposits which could yield 35 billion barrels, or only 5 years’ worth of U.S. oil consumption and 15 years of U.S. imports.

Coincidentally (and I hope sarcasm comes across here), the study just happened to be produced by the National Petroleum Council at the specific request of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Cat minding the canary, anyone?

READ THE ARTICLE HERE: http://time.com/3761144/arctic-drilling-shale-oil/?xid=gonewsedit&google_editors_picks=true

BECOME A WASTE WATCHER!

The City needs you to put down that hoagie and watch our waste! The Mayor's Office of
Sustainability, in partnership with the LOVE Run and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, needs a team of Waste Watchers; volunteers who help educate race attendees about recycling and compost while also keeping LOVE Run waste out of local landfills. 

At key locations like the race Start/Finish, water stops and spectator areas, Waste Watcher volunteers will help event-goers sort their trash, recycling, and compost into the right containers.

DATE: Sunday, March 29, 2015.  Two shifts: 6:30 AM to 11 AM  |   8:30 AM to 1 PM
LOCATION:  The Philadelphia Art Museum, Eakins Oval
REGISTER: www.tinyurl.com/wwLOVErun
MORE INFO: http://www.cgiracing.com/theloverun/
Facebook: WasteWatchersPHL
Twitter: @wastewatcherphl

JOIN THE DVRPC WORK GROUP MEETING!

Save the date for the upcoming DVRPC EJ Work Group meeting! Their next event will focus on the intersection of infrastructure, urban greening, and equity. Joining them will be Julianne Schieffer, Regional Urban Forester, Penn State Extension and Andrew Kricun, P.E., Executive Director of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority. A full meeting agenda will be available soon.

DATE: March 24, 2015  |  Breakfast: 8:45 AM | Meeting: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: DVRPC Conference Center, 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Fl.  | Philadelphia, PA 19106
RSVP to Jane Meconi, Public Involvement Manager at  jmeconi@dvrpc.org 
MORE INFO: 215-238-2871

SOLID WASTE CONFERENCE AT THE RADISSON

The International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management will be held on
March 15-18 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Philadelphia. The conference brings together government officials, researchers, consultants, educators, managers, and community leaders to present and discuss topics related to all aspects of solid waste technology and management.

Presentations will include such topics as energy recovery, landfill issues, state and local policy, organic waste, recycling, environmental impacts, geotechnical and mining advances and waste utilization in construction. A preconference tour of Philadelphia will be offered as well as poster sessions.

DATE: March 15-18, 2015
LOCATION: The Radisson Blu Hotel, 1701 Locust Street. Philadelphia, PA 19103-6179 U.S.A. Phone: 215 735 6000 (800 333 3333 in U.S.A.)
MORE INFO: http://solid-waste.org/2015-conference-2
REGISTRATION: http://solid-waste.org/2015-conference-2/registration-and-costs/

GREEN HOUR RADIO: PRESERVING LAND

On Monday, March 9, The Green Hour Radio team on PANJ Radio will be looking at preserving  to coincide with the important NJ Land Rally on March 6th, 2015.  As guests, we will another excellent panel with Greg Romano (NJ Conservation Foundation), Linda Mead (D & R Greenway Land Trust) and Jeff Marshall (Heritage Conservancy). Preserving land from over-development is important to the health of our rivers; NJ in particular faces severe pressure on its remaining open space.  What are those pressures and how should we react?  What is being done, what are the benefits of open space  and why should you take an interest?  What sort of landscape do we want to leave our kids?   
land

DATE: Monday, March 9th at 6pm
LOCATION: www.greenhourradio.com at www.panjradio.com

SUPPORT E.D.G.E. PHILLY IN BANNING FRACKING IN PA!

E.D.G.E. Philly is an anti-fracking group in Philly comprised of both people new to
activism and folks who have been fighting fracking in PA for years. They're fighting the expansion of fracking in PA and are organizing to prevent further development of fracked-fossil fuel infrastructure that could turn Philly into a processing and export hub.  

They're running a small fundraiser campaign on Indegogo to cover the cost of materials for their projects and actions. Make a donation and help them keep Philly frack free and make sure to click on, comment or interact with their Indegogo page.
DONATE: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-e-d-g-e-philly-get-fracking-banned-in-pa#home

 If you're on Facebook, make sure to like their EDGE FB page too!
LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/edgephilly

THE GREEN HOUR RADIO SHOW!

Gery Juleff is the host of the new weekly Green Hour Radio show on PANJ, covering
environmental and sustainability issues in the Delaware River region.

 Each week Gery, his team and guests will have an intelligent, insightful discussion about important issues that affect our community. As an ex-British diplomat and Brazilian farmer now living in the region, Gery will bring a global and balanced perspective to the issues with the aim of educating, informing and inspiring individuals to be active citizens.

More information is available at www.greenhourradio.com and listen to the show on www.panjradio.com live at 6pm on Mondays and 3 and 6pm Tuesdays through Sundays.