PRICEWATERHOUSE SAYS WE'RE SCREWED

 We just read a very disturbing report at Mother Jones that we're taking the time to repost here at GD DV. 

According to a new study entitled "Low Carbon Economy Index," released by the accounting super-giant PricewaterhouseCoopers, our ability as a species to control runaway greenhouse gas emissions is lessening every year. The report indicates the following grim findings:


  • The world's major economies are increasingly failing to do what's needed to to limit global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels
  • This failure impacts global food security threats, extreme weather events, coastal inundation, widespread species extinction and ecosystem shifts
  • tThe global economy needs to "decarbonize" by 6.2 percent every year until the end of the century to limit warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit

Afraid? We should be. Download the entire report in PDF format HERE

1ST ANNUAL HOME GROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Jacques Sapriel, longtime Green Drinks member and all-around green avatar, has put together The Philadelphia Home Grown Music Festival, our area's answer to South by Southwest! It's a fusion of local music, gardens and farms to support food justice, independence, and sustainability while providing opportunities for local musicians. Hosted by  PhillyEcoCity.com, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Pop Up Garden Truck, and Healthy Foods Green Spaces, the event links locally grown food, community gardens and CSAs with the incredibly diverse and talented Philadelphia music scene. Food, music and sun; you can't stay away!
DATE: Friday, September 12th - Sunday, September 14th, 2014
LOCATION(S): ALL OVER PHILADELPHIA!
TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/750691
MORE INFO: Contact Aissia Richardson at 215-236-1878 or visit http://philadelphiahomegrownmusicfestival.com/

SBN'S MEET THE SUSTAINABILITY EXPERTS NETWORKING EVENT

As a business owner, establishing your sustainability goals and measuring the impact of your efforts can be challenging. That's why you need to join the SBNand City CoHo for an evening of networking with their sustainability experts; you'll learn ways you can expand your triple bottom line to measure your social and environmental impact. Beer and light fare will be provided.
DATE: Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: City CoHo, 2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

COST: Free!

DISRUPTION SCREENING NEW YOU!

You’re invited to the world premiere of Disruption -- a brand new movie about the science, politics, and movement around climate change. Disruption takes you on a fast-paced journey through the tangled world of climate change: the science, the politics, the solutions, and the stories that define this crisis at this pivotal point in human history. There's three  screening locations to choose from:  

Philadelphia Location Details:
DATE:  Sunday, September 7, 11:45 PM
LOCATION: The Red Room @ Society Hill Playhouse - Philadelphia, PA
INFO AND RSVP: http://act.350.org/event/disruption_attend/8461/signup/?t=2&akid=5056.1143948.PoeFw6

Ambler Location Details:
DATE: Sunday, September 7, 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Thrive Station - Livi ng Room - Ambler, PA
INFO AND RSVP: http://act.350.org/event/disruption_attend/8402/signup/?t=2&akid=5056.1143948.PoeFw6

Newtown Location Details:
DATE: Saturday, September 13, 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Newtown Friends Quaker Meeting - Newtown, PA
INFO AND RSVP: http://act.350.org/event/disruption_attend/8203/signup/?t=2&akid=5056.1143948.PoeFw6

TRAILER: http://act.350.org/event/disruption/

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