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/

HUMANE LEAGUE WINE & "CHEESE" BENEFIT PARTY AT MISS RACHEL'S PANTRY

Help The HumaneLeague  continue their  much-needed work and invest in a cruelty-free Philadelphia; Join them  at Miss Rachel’s Pantry for wine and hors d’oeuvres with proceeds benefiting the welfare of animals in the region. Not only does your $20 donation help them continue their campaigns - distributing literature about factory farming, passing Meatless Monday Resolutions through City Councils, and presenting in various classrooms across the city - you also get to sample the best, down-home, hand-made, delicious vegan food that Philly has to offer. Stop on by!


DATE: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Miss Rachel's Pantry, 1732 W Passayunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 
COST: $20 (Still really good!)
MORE INFO: The Humane League on Facebook

GREEN DRINKS CENTER CITY VENUE CHANGE

Green Drinks Center City is traveling for the summer, and they want YOU to join them! Judah Press, this Thursday, July 17th at the the Philadelphia Horticultural Society Pop-Up Garden at 1438 South Street (next to the Jamaican Jerk Hut!) where there'll be service tasty island-themed bites and food specials all night long.
chapter president, will be changing venues on a monthly basis to keep things fresh and exciting. And July is no exception; look for him

DATE: Thursday July 17th, 6:30pm
LOCATION: PHS Popup Garden, 1438 South Street, Philadelphia PA
MORE INFO: http://phsonline.org/greening/pop-up-gardens and http://greendrinks.org/

FRIENDS OF PENNYPACK PARK CLEANUP EVENT!

Pennypack Park is a 1,600 acre green oasis in  the heart of the Great Northeast, and they're asking for
voluntters 18 and over to help clean up one of the largest landscaped parks systems in the country. This vital resource benefits all Philadelphians so come out, pitch in and show your Philly pride!
Attire: Wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and close-toed shoes (stinging nettles hurt!). Bring gloves, a hat and sunblock too.
DATE: Saturday July 26th
LOCATION: Frankford Ave & Solly Ave
TIME: 10:00am to 1:00pm
MORE INFO: Check events at http://www.friendsofpennypackpark.org
NOTE: Cleanups may be canceled due to weather. If in doubt call 215-934-PARK

URGENT: BLOCK FRACKING IN PA'S STATE PARKS

What do you think of when you imagine Pennsylvania's great outdoors? Flowing rivers,
mighty streams, tree-covered hills, the sounds of birdsong and waterfall? What about an oil fracking pump?

Governor Corbett has authorized a proposal to lease state parks for gas drilling with an executive order that allows the new leasing of our public lands. However, the legislature is required to appropriate the money from any new leasing and therefore can block the proposal. Corbett initially wanted the legislature to authorize $75 million worth of new public lands leasing, but today a Senate committee is poised to INCREASE the amount to $95 million. 
Please urge your state legislators to block further leasing of Pennsylvania public lands by opposing the Fiscal Code bill that contains the new revenue.

Click HERE to lodge your protest against this absolutely hideous breach of public trust and our children's future.

Why Action Is Needed Right Now

  • Gov. Corbett's recent lifting of a 2010 executive order puts our state parks at dire risk and opens our state forests to additional gas drilling. 
  • While the new executive order calls for no leasing "which would result in additional surface disturbance" on the new leased park or forest land, it does allow for additional disturbances on previously leased lands and will bring intense industrial development to the door step of state parks. 
  • Approximately 80 percent of the mineral rights under state parks are not owned by the Commonwealth. The owners of these rights have likely not pursued development because they understand the affinity Pennsylvanians have for state parks and the backlash that would ensue. But if state government leads by example and leases its mineral rights, we will likely see substantial private development near and possibly in our parks. 

SBN NETWORKING EVENT: CONNECT TO LOCAL CAPITAL!

Obtaining a loan for your small business is not always easy. Join  SBN for an opportunity to meet with representatives from local financial institutions, lending professionals and venture capitalists in a casual setting  to talk about funding possibilities for your business.
Learn how you can gain access to locally owned and managed banks, community development funding institutions (CDFIs), venture capital firms, and credit unions here in Philadelphia. Before you approach a lender for a loan, you will need to understand the factors the bank will use to evaluate your application. At Connect to Capital, you will have the chance to:
• Learn about the types of financing your business needs
• Define equity vs. debt financing
• Learn what banks are looking for
• Understand loan packaging

Harvey Sacks, Financial Advisor, will also be available for complementary consultations. Join SBN for beer, barbeque by Streetside BBQ.and some great conversations!

DATE: Wednesday, July 16 2014, 6:00 Pm — 8:00 Pm
LOCATION: City Coho, 2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
COST: Sbn Member: $0.00  |  Non-Members: $20.00  |  Student $5.00
MORE INFO: Contact Lacey Dickinson at lacey@sbnphiladelphia.org
RSVP: https://sbnphilly.ticketleap.com/sbn-networking-event-meet-the-funders/dates/Jul-16-2014_at_0600PM

GREENHOME DISCOUNT FOR GREENDRINKS MEMBERS

The owner of Greenhome.com is offering Greendrinks Delaware Valley members a special friends and family discount! It's 5% off your order  plus 5000 rewards points (= $20 off your next order).
Greenhome is the original online eco-store based in San Francisco, California, in the heart of both the environmental and cleantech industries. Since 1999, Greenhome.com has played its part as one of the most comprehensive online resources for greening your home and greening your business. They're on a mission to green the world, one person (and one business) at a time.

Contact Elizabeth Minieri at liz@greenhome.com for the discount code or if you would like to receive any samples of the products she carries. 

MORE INFO:  http://www.greenhome.com/