URGENT! TRUMP JUST APPROVED THE KEYSTONE XL AND DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINES

Donald Trump is already proving to be the dangerous threat to our climate we feared he
would be. But, these pipelines are far from being a certainty. From the plains of Nebraska and North Dakota to the streets of New York to the halls of Congress, millions of Americans and hundreds of Tribes have stood up to block these dirty pipelines, and their voices will not be silenced. We will continue to fight these dangerous projects.

The Keystone XL pipeline was rejected because it was not in the country's interest, and the environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline was ordered because of the threats it poses to the Standing Rock Sioux. Nothing has changed. These pipelines were a bad idea then, and they're a bad idea now.

Take action: Show Trump that we will not back down, we will stand with our allies and fight him every step of the way. Send a message directly to the White House.


Go to https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0066424&id=70131000001DpG2AAK&data=cb9fbd3a0772f1d2d1f1707c021b7e24710a87320c9709907d57cbfce5c4248a7df6f1dd7ba6da77b74b7513039c7091&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sierraclub&utm_campaign=beyondoil&utm_content=DAPLKXL to sign the Sierra Club's petition and FIGHT BACK!

THIS IS WHY YOUR STEAK TASTES LIKE PROCESSED SUGAR

If a diet of Skittles are really bad for your children, wouldn't they be just as bad for the cows we eat?

Apparently, the US beef industry disagrees.

On Tuesday, January 17, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin posted on Facebook that they found hundreds of thousands of red Skittles covering a county highway. Mars, the candy’s parent company, confirmed that the Skittles were not going to be packaged and sold because they were missing the classic letter ‘S’ marking each piece of candy. Instead, the sheriff’s office said the candy was going to be added to feed for cattle, a practice that Eater says has been going on for decades.

Read the full article at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/red-skittles-cattle-feed-agriculture-environment-wisconsin/?google_editors_picks=true

More info about this insane practice at http://www.sciencealert.com/us-farmers-have-been-caught-feeding-red-skittles-to-their-cattle

Support the Humane League and give candy-beef a pass!

PHILLY VEGAN DRINKS COMING TO DOCK STREET BREWERY!

Philly Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in promoting veganism and advocating for animal rights. Vegan Drinks’ mission is to bring together a diverse group of people—from cupcake aficionados to animal lawyers to veg*ns of all stripes in between—to build new coalitions and promote the sharing of resources. Show up and introduce yourself, pass around business cards, and remember to have after-work fun.

DATE: Wednesday, January 18 at 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: Dock Street Brewery, 701 S 50th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
COST: FREE!
RSVP/DETAILS: https://www.facebook.com/events/188301106860020
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GREEN DRINKS NO LIBS AND CHESTER COUNTY TONIGHT!

FYI...remember that we're hosting two (2) Green Drinks events TONIGHT:

1) Green Drinks Northern Liberties
The Standard Tap, 2nd & Poplar Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19123 | Tel: 215 238 0630

6:30 PM TO 9:30PM 







2) Green Drinks Chester County
Paradocx Tasting Room at the Market at Liberty Place, 148 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 Tel: 484 558 0311

5:00 PM TO 7:00PM




Come out and say hi!

BEAT THE WINTER BLUE MIX AND MINGLE WITH DWGBC!

Join the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) Delaware Branch and the Delaware Energy Services Coalition for a joint mix-and-mingle on Thursday, January 19th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the River Rock Kitchen in Wilmington to "beat the winter blues."

You will learn more about both organizations, how we are advancing the green building movement, and how you can get involved. Do not miss this opportunity to mingle with DVGBC's Delaware Branch leadership and other green building professionals in the region! Appetizers will be provided. Drinks will be available for purchase.

LOCATION:  River Rock Kitchen, Westin Wilmington, 818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801
DATE:  Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
EVENT COST: FREE (Registration required)
RSVP: https://dvgbc.org/civicrm/event/register?id=459&reset=1 

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE AT FRIENDS OF THE WISSAHICKON

Thomas Mansion in Germantown is a historic property built in 1869 by George Clifford Thomas and
his wife Caroline Sheetz. The property, which once boasted beautifully landscaped gardens and a green house, needs lots of regular maintenance to keep from becoming overgrown. For each of the last two MLK days, FRIENDS OF THE WISSAHICKON worked on the mansion grounds by clearing the overgrown invasive plants along the driveway, a project we will continue on this year

Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” By volunteering at Thomas Mansion, you'll  will be giving back to our park, its users, and the plants and animals that rely on it to live. Please email Volunteer Coordinator Christina Anthony at anthony@fow.org to register or for more information.

DATE: Monday, January 16th, from 9 am-1 pm
LOCATION: Thomas Mansion, 6245 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

TRENDS IN MICROGRID DEVELOPMENT

Microgrids are gaining more attention today due to the potential benefits it brings not only to the end
users but also to the distribution grid. Maggie’s presentation will focus on market trends, challenges, and business drivers within various market segments. She will also share some lessons learned from a recent commercial deployment. How advanced microgrid control system are helping the microgrid owner and operator not only to address control-related technical challenges but also to provide additional revenue streams.

Speaker Maggie Clout, of Siemens Energy Management, is leading microgrid, on site power and renewable integration business development and solution sales for Siemens Energy Management Division.  They deal with multiple markets including Commercial/Industrial segments, Cities, Federal, Defense, Institutions, Utilities, and Municipalities across the country.

DATE: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 11:30 am: Registration/Networking, 12:00 pm: Lunch & Presentation begins
LOCATION: McCall Golf & Country Club, 201 N. Lynn Blvd, Upper Darby, PA 19082
COST: Members: $35.00  |  Non-Members: $45.00  |  Student/Unemployed: $5
RSVP: https://gpaee.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?id=75