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The Media Upper Providence Free Library is having its Fall Book Sale on Sat 10/21, Sun 10/22, and Mon 10/23, 10am to 5pm daily. Books, movies, music, games and puzzles will be on sale.
Prices: Saturday, most items $1-2; Sunday, half price (except specials); Monday, $5/bag (except specials).
Proceeds benefit the Media Upper Providence Free Library.
It is with great excitement that we invite you to join together in a convening on Sunday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 23 called Climate Justice and Jobs: Building the Beloved Community. For the past couple years POWER has been asked by many groups to take a bolder step into climate justice work and we are glad to be able to respond. We’re eager to learn from you and to share our newly created Climate Justice resources, especially our new Black Work Matters: Green Jobs Report.
Please join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, open to all, at Chestnut Hill United (8812 Germantown Ave) for worship and for an inspiring talk by nationally acclaimed Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director of the U.S. Human Rights Network. She will be speaking about energy as a human right.
Our program migrates to St. Vincent’s Church (109 East Price Street) in Germantown at 1PM – 6PM for lunch and participatory workshops on building a climate justice movement that is multi-racial, cross class and includes urban-suburban-rural coalitions. We will be focusing on building a collective vision and strategy to achieve our goals.
On Monday, we gather at Community College of Philadelphia at the Center for Business and Industry (C-2-5) at 12PM – 5PM for lunch and a fireside chat that includes the perspectives of Faith, Labor, and Community followed by questions and discussion, co-sponsored by CCP, AFT Local 2026.
There is no cost for the Climate Justice and Jobs convening; free will offerings will be welcome. Each session will be a free-standing, worthwhile session so come to whatever parts of the convening that you can. Childcare reservations are available when you register. Please check with us for disability accommodations. For more information or childcare needs, please email email@example.com.
Special appreciation to Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), AFT Local 2026 which is generously co-sponsoring the Monday program.
Please register for the entire convening by Oct. 15, 2017.
Want to do something about climate change but find switching power providers confusing? This workshop is for you! By following a few simple steps, you can shop for 100% renewable power, for a fixed rate generally below PECO’s price to compare and learn how to avoid the pitfalls when your term expires.
Sponsored by the Haverford EAC, we will do real-time web selection for several attendees who are ready to switch (bring a recent PECO bill).
You will also also learn about a PECO switch program with a 7% discount on the price to compare. Cheaper? 100% Renewable? Help doing it? Don’t just stand there, do it!
The fourth in an ongoing “Climate Adaptation Forum” series held three or four times per year.
Networking and Coffee from 9:00, Networking Lunch from Noon to 1:00
Extreme weather events and other natural disasters threaten the operations and the capital assets of transit systems across the country. Billions of dollars of transit assets — vehicles, track, equipment — have been destroyed by extreme weather events, halting service, sometimes for long periods of time. In a changing climate, the frequency and severity of these disruptions are expected to increase. Transit agencies can greatly reduce this cost and disruption by incorporating resilience into their systems.
DVRPC’s next Climate Adaptation Forum will take place on the morning of October 23, and focus on a recent study on how best to make transit systems resilient to extreme weather events. Jon A. Carnegie, AICP/PP, Executive Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, will open the forum by sharing the results of this study. He will be followed by representatives from PATCO, NJ Transit, SEPTA, and Amtrak who will discuss their agencies’ extreme weather resiliency and climate change adaptation activities.
To see the full agenda and register, visit DVRPC’s Ticketleap page. This event is free to attend, and continuing education credits are pending. Please contact Rob Graff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-238-2826 with questions.
Media-Upper Providence Free Library presents business workshops in partnership with Chester & Delaware County SCORE. For questions, contact 610-566-1918 or email@example.com.
Since space is limited, a $5 refundable deposit is required with registration. This deposit will be fully refunded to attendees upon event check-in.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Tips and Tricks to Grow your Business
Tuesday March 21, 7pm to 9pm. Presented by Cary Baskin. Details and Registration on Eventbrite.
How to Write an Effective Business Plan
Tuesday April 18, 7pm to 9pm. Presented by Bob Wingerter. Details and Registration on Eventbrite.
Dismantle Roadblocks to Financial Success
Tuesday May 16, 7pm to 9pm. Presented by Mike Briglia. Details and Registration on Eventbrite.
The 4Ps of Marketing for your Business: Product, Price, Place & Promotion
Tuesday September 19, 7pm to 9pm. Presented by John Leggette. Details and Registration on Eventbrite.
How to Market your Business on the Internet
Tuesday October 24, 7pm to 9pm. Presented by Cary Baskin. Details and Registration on Eventbrite.
How to Hire Good People and Make Them Great!
Monday November 13, 7pm to 9pm. Presented by Warren Cook. Details and Registration on Eventbrite.
Given the success of Media Fellowship House’s first Open Door–Open Talk discussion, we are very excited to announce the next session.
The painting that will launch this month’s discussion will be George Rothacker’s painting, “Prohibition”.
The fifth in a six-session series discussing the paintings by Delaware County artist George Rothacker on Social Conflicts in America.
Join us and bring your friends and fellow citizens to talk about the subject of the artist’s thought-inspiring work.
Click here to reserve your space or call 610-565-0434. Meeting opens at 5:45 PM with a wine and cheese reception.
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.
Snacks at 6:30, lecture at 7:00, West Chester, PA Borough Hall, 401 East Gay Street, Room 240
Dr. Michael Celia, Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University. One approach for reducing greenhouse emissions while still burning fossil fuels is to capture the CO2 emitted from sources such as utilities, large chemical units and steel production. Dr. Celia will address the current status and future of carbon capture techniques, including costs and technical barriers. He will also address safety concerns associated with long-term underground storage of the captured CO2.
Snacks at 6pm, film at 6:30
We the People 2.0 is about the loss of democracy in the United States. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumping, drilling and mining in their communities. The film shows how, we, the people, can turn this around and lay claim to our democracy.
The group meets on the second Monday of the month. We are creating a community of vegans and vegetarians who meet to enjoy food and ideas, discuss current events and support one another. Attendees are invited (but not required) to bring a veggie-friendly treat to share. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact MUPFL staff member Gail Freedman at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-566-1918.