MARK RUFFALO IS REALLY A BIG GREEN GIANT!

While this is a reposted article from Grist.org, we think it's worth reading if only for the

celebrity associated with it.

Mark Ruffalo, best known to audiences as the Hulk from last summer's The Avengers, is also a huge environmental activist:  he helped  ban fracking in New York State and is an advocate of clean, sustainable energy. In this article, Mark shares his passion about climate change, activism  on college  campuses and his involvement with The Solutions Project, aiming for 100% renewable energy for all Americans by 2050.

http://grist.org/climate-energy/mark-ruffalo-talks-climate-change-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

http://thesolutionsproject.org/

TAPPING OUR WATERSHED: PROTECTING THE DELAWARE ESTUARY ONE BEER AT A TIME!

For our first  green/beer themed event this month, Tom Davidock, coordinator at the 
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, presents, “Protecting The Delaware Estuary One Beer at a Time: How Creative Partnerships with Breweries are Helping Keep Our Water Clean.”

Since beer is over 90% water, clean water is absolutely critical and industry and  environmental organizations are working to protect this resource. Tom will discuss several existing projects with regional breweries and demonstrate how these partnerships are helping to raise both awareness and money for clean water and healthy watersheds. Through creative marketing and messaging they're reaching new audiences that support both great beer and clean water. 

Tom Davidock works with a broad range of stakeholders who  restore and protect the environmental health of the Schuylkill River Watershed of southeastern Pennsylvania. These partners include academics, businesses, conservation organizations, local municipalities, water suppliers, and state and federal government agencies.
The event is free and food and drink will be available for purchase at the bar. It's an all ages event but you must be 21 to drink. Tapping Our Watershed is held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at National Mechanics in Philadelphia’s Old City.

DATE: Monday, June 15, 2015, 7:00PM
LOCATION: National Mechanics 22 South 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19106
COST: Free!
MORE INFO: www.meetup.com/TappingOurWatershed/

JOIN THE 2015 SCHUYLKILL SOJOURN!


The Sojourn is a seven day, 115-mile guided canoe and kayak trip on the Schuylkill River. Paddlers will explore Pennsylvania’s first Scenic River as it changes from a narrow waterway gently dropping out of the mountains in Schuylkill County to a wider and slower river as it flows into historic Philadelphia.

Along the way, paddlers will encounter people, groups, and communities that care about the river as one of their most valued resources and recognize its importance and look forward to welcoming the sojourners each year.
Participants paddle 14-18 miles per day and can register for the entire trip or as little as one day.
DATE:
 Jun 6 – Jun 12, 2015, from 8:00am – 5:00pmLOCATION: Schuylkill HavenREGISTRATION: http://www.schuylkillriver.org/sojourn.aspx 




PHILLY FIXERS FAIR A SUCCESS

The Philly Fixers Guild held its 5th Repair Fair at the Shissler Rec Center in Fishtown last Thursday, June 4th. The event was the group’s first weekday evening event, as they hoped to offer a different schedule from their usual weekend format.

The Guild’s volunteer fixers got the chance to help many guests mend their broken items. The group averages a 50% full repair rate, with the rest either beyond repair or needing a part ordered. The primary thrust for the Philly Fixers, however, is to spread the idea of repair rather than disposal.


The Philly Fixers Guild will hold its 6th Repair Fair on September 19th from 10am to 2pm at the Kensington Community Food Co-op. Details at phillyfixersguild.org

BE LOYAL TO YOUR SOIL: COMPOST!

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry, celebrated yearly the first full week of May. In light of that, here's some links from the EPA that can help you get up and running in no time:
http://www.epa.gov/compost/
http://www.phillycompost.com/DIY.html
http://www.proprecycles.org/index.aspx?nid=130

And if you'd like to meet up with your fellow composers in your area and get to share your experiences and skills, consider these groups as a resource:

composting.meetup.com/cities/us/pa/philadelphia/
urban-composting.meetup.com/cities/us/pa/philadelphia/
www.meetup.com/it/Philadelphia-Green-List/messages/boards/thread/11296981

Finally, if you're in the West Philly  area, check out the Dirt Factory, the community composting facility for University City at http://www.universitycity.org/dirt-factory

LOGAN ORCHARD AND MARKET NEEDS YOU!

Logan Orchard & Market (LOAM) was started to serve the long-neglected Logan
neighborhood (50% male unemployment + school closed)  while setting a national model of green urban development. Logan neighbors will get fresh organic food all year (greenhouses and orchards), low-cost solar cabins with solar power, market pavilion, the Patch Adams free clinic and art center, playgrounds, parks, green jobs training, and employment. 
At the same time, LOAM will become a regional destination for fresh food, fruit and berry nursery, flowers, crafts, beautiful paths and recreation. Tourists and con

To raise awareness, Paul Glover is announcing the MEET, GREET, EAT event at the Logan Orchard and Market this Wednesday. You're invited to brainstorm on May 6 at 2pm at the Logan library, 1333 Wagner Ave.  Afterward  at 4pm, tour  the Logan Triangle starting at  N. 9th St. & W. Loudon St. At 7:30pm there's a LOAM potluck meeting at 201 West Albanus Street. near the Triangle.

MORE INFO:  Call 215 805-8330 or http://www.paulglover.org/
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/logan.loam 

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