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In 2019 the Ready For 100 teams in southeastern PA have planned a series of experts to talk about topic related to transitioning our communities to 100% renewable energy.
The target audience is:
- Elected officials – supervisors, councilpersons
- Municipal staff – township managers, facility managers
- EAC/SAC members – committee members that will be advising about energy transition opportunities
All are welcome, and the 30 minute sessions will be recorded and presentations will be made available for those that cannot make the scheduled dates.
- Tue, Aug 27, 7:00 pm – Conservation and Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Dianne Herrin – Practical Energy Solutions REGISTER NOW
- Tue, Aug 27, 7:35 pm – Green Buildings, LEED Cert and Codes
Dianne Herrin – Practical Energy Solutions REGISTER NOW
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/7825257851 (recommenced to see presentations)
Call in for audio by phone or for audio only: 929-436-2866 Meeting ID: 782 525 7851
Join with Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.
After five years of action by Earth Quaker Action Team, PNC announced today a shift in its policy that will effectively cease its financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.
Together we have shifted the policy of the seventh largest U.S. bank! This marks a major turnaround for PNC, who for years refused to budge on this issue. After more than 125 actions, their desire to continue business as usual proved no match for EQAT and our allies.
As more and more banks stop financing mountaintop removal, we expect it to become increasingly difficult over the next few years for mountaintop removal coal companies to secure financing for their destructive operations. So, join us in thanking the people of Appalachia who continue to inspire us and take bold action.
Celebrate and share this news widely. Together we have shown that strategic nonviolent direct action makes a difference. EQAT will continue to keep an eye on PNC to be sure that it follows through with this policy change. We will be looking forward to the next campaign.
Media Fellowship House celebrates its 75th Anniversary on Friday, Sept 6th, from 6pm-9pm at the Springfield Country Club with special guest and keynote speaker, Bill Whitaker, CBS 60 Minutes Reporter and Delco Favorite Son.
The evening will also feature dinner, a cash bar, and a live auction. Please RSVP by Aug 26.
CBS 60 Minutes journalist, Bill Whitaker, has been a CBS correspondent since 1989, and has interviewed scores of celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Gladys Knight, Norman Lear and Mike Tyson. Since joining the 60 Minutes news team, he has journeyed two miles under earth for a story of a South American Gold mine and taken the lead on numerous breaking news stories. Bill was raised by his parents William and Marie Whitaker in Media and graduated from Penncrest High School. Marie was the co-founder of the Media Fellowship House which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2019.
THE SHOWING OF THE 1987 FILM BY JOHN SAYLES’ IS PART OF
THE PEACE CENTER’S FREE FIRST-FRIDAY FILM SERIES.
THE FILM IS RATED PG-13 AND HAS A RUNNING TIME OF 132 MINUTES.
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30P.M. WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
Join Keep Media Green for a 2.5 mile walking tour of Media Borough’s existing parks and currently unprotected green open spaces. [RAIN DATE: September 14th]
We will meet at Houtman Park and visit 5 other sites over the course of the morning, ending at the Broomall’s tract at 3rd & West Streets near the north entrance to Glen Providence Park.
This is a family event with music, kids’ activities, refreshments and more! Shuttle drivers will be available to those who cannot complete the entire walk. Children under 12 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult, and youth 12-17 are welcome to participate with the permission of a parent or guardian. Water and snacks will be provided to walkers.Highlights include:
A dogwood tree will be planted at Manchester Pocket Park.
Terry Rumsey & Robin Lasersohn, Co-Chairs of Keep Media Green, will help walkers imagine a town park at 300 East State Street, instead of the planned apartment complex.
Mary Mallory, Media’s public square poet, will read a poem she composed specifically for our event.
Lisa Johnson, Media Borough Councilwoman, Michael Straw, Staff Person for State Representative Chris Quinn, Elaine Paul Schaefer, founder of the Radnor Conservancy and Executive Director of Schyukill River Greenways, and Terry Rumsey & Robin Lasersohn, Co-Chairs of Keep Media Green, will speak at the Rally to Defend Open Space and the Natural Environment at the Third and West Streets section of Glen Providence Park.
FREE hot dogs, chips, fruit, lemonade and iced tea will be served at the community picnic and Green Fair after the Rally.
Face painting, storytelling, parachute & Earth ball games, and information & educational tables staffed by members of local environmental groups will entertain and engage children and adults at the Green Fair.
And about that Crow…
Jackie Kent, the Director of Education and wildlife rehabilitator at the Philadelphia MetroWildlife Center in Norristown will be on hand with one of their wildlife ambassadors – a crowd-pleasing crow— to share how their organization strives to help wildlife and humans peacefully coexist, and what you can do to help our wild neighbors!
To register, visit https://www.keepmediagreen.org/events-1/walking-tour-of-medias-green-spaces/form.
For more information, visit https://www.keepmediagreen.org/events-1/walking-tour-of-medias-green-spaces or call Robin Lasersohn at 484.326.9379 or email Terry Rumsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for the final of four performances in our 2019 Arts in the Park… Heartwarming Summer Pop with Bill Ricchini of Summer Fiction! His music is described as “Charmingly catchy heartache meets sun-kissed disenchantment” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Heartwarming summer pop” by NPR, and “Lovely, bookish songs” by Vogue. We couldn’t agree more.
Rain date Sunday, September 8*
Free & family-friendly
Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!
This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 1:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.
Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2019 Arts in the Park:
- Elegant Classical Ballet with the Academy of International Ballet on June 1
- Melodic Songstress Birdie Busch on July 13
- Funky Soul Music with The Bickel Brothers Band on August 17
Greenfest Philly is the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area. With over 100 exhibitors and vendors, Greenfest is the place to learn about living sustainably while having fun! This event has something for everyone: shopping for local green wares, great food, live music, live demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and more. Greenfest Philly will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 10am to 4pm on Bainbridge Green.
The festival is free to attend and all are welcome!
Since 2006, this popular event in early September provides a unique opportunity for 10,000-20,000 attendees to learn how to live life a little greener and healthier. The festival’s 100+ vendors, local businesses, supporters and sponsors help transform Bainbridge Green into a festive, fun and educational outdoor marketplace.
The Steering Group is the governing body of Transition Town Media. Comprised of representatives of each of the current Working Groups, the officers of TTM, and any other interested and committed members of TTM, this body meets once a month on 2nd Mondays to discuss current projects and initiatives and makes decisions regarding future activities.
Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings and contribute to the discussions. We value your ideas and input.
HeadRoom is closed after 5pm. Ring the doorbell and someone will buzz you in.
Join open water swimmer and human rights advocate Christopher Swain as he shares behind-the-scenes glimpses, stories, and insights from his history-making swims down some of North America’s most contaminated waterways.
Christopher Swain combines his passion for swimming with a passion for championing human rights and clean water. He has swum over 3,000 miles in more than two dozen North American waterways to increase awareness of universal human rights and on behalf of clean water.
Christopher was the first person in history to swim the entire lengths of the Columbia, Charles, Hudson, Mohawk, Mystic, and East Rivers, as well as Lake Champlain, the Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, Long Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, and large sections of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
During his swims, Swain has survived collisions with boats, 12-foot waves, lightning storms, class IV+ rapids, waterfalls, logjams, toxic blue-green algae, blood-sucking Lamprey Eels, oil spills, raw sewage discharges, shark habitat, and water laced with arsenic, cyanide, dioxin, radioactive waste, PCBs, and neuro-toxic pesticides.
Based in New York City, Christopher is the proud father of two teenage daughters.
Permaculture is a cutting-edge approach to living that helps both people and the environment.
By cooperating with nature and her energies, we are able to design our lives, from backyards to neighborhoods, farms or even cities, to be more abundant, more long-lasting, more ethical, healthier for all life in the system, and more enjoyable.
This internationally respected Permaculture Design Course developed by Growth Permaculture™ is focused on giving you the tools to create a regenerative life, and a higher quality of life, through the basics of food, shelter, energy, water, health, nature, and community. It is a healthy mixture of theory, hands-on application, and group activities. Different learning styles are accommodated. The course will address strategies and techniques for both urban and rural areas in different climates and circumstances.
The training is designed to offer multiple opportunities including career mentoring and pathways, community building opportunities, resource networking, skill building, as well as what is for many, a life changing experience. We will offer written materials and study aids and exercises before the course and urge students to use them, as you will get much more out of the course.
For a detailed course description and testimonials, click here.