Join us in "Conversations Toward A Sustainable Philadelphia", a series of talks hosted by Judy Wicks and Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia, in collaboration with a growing number of networking partners. These events are intended to move our city toward a sustainable future by inspiring thought, discussion, and local action addressing climate change and environmental justice.
Protecting Our Most Precious Resource: Fossil Fuel vs. Clean Water
Monday, September 19th
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd & Spruce Streets
Keynote Speaker, Wenonah Hauter, Founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch
Local activist, Maya K. van Rossum, Leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Wenonah Hauter is the founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her new book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment, shines a fresh light on the influence the oil and gas industry has in politics today and chronicles the political power generated by an exciting grassroots movement that is fighting to ban fracking, keep fossil fuels in the ground and help take back our democracy.
After discussing Frackopoly, Wenonah will be joined by local activist, Maya K. van Rossum, to discuss the local fight against fossil fuel expansion and its impact on Philadelphia’s water.
Maya K. van Rossum has served as the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network since 1994. The role of the Delaware Riverkeeper is to give the Delaware River, and the communities that depend upon it and appreciate it, a voice at every decision making table. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is the only citizen action organization that works the entire length and breadth of the Delaware River and its watershed, speaking and working for both its protection and its restoration.
Networking and complimentary refreshments (Beer, popcorn, & pretzels) 5:30-6:00 pm
Beer is complements of Philadelphia Brewing Company
Program: 6-8:00 pm with a book signing immediately following from 8-8:30 pm
This event is sponsored by PA Public Banking Project and Beautiful Business, LLC.
Networking Partners: Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, GRID Magazine, Green Philly Blog, Clean Air Council, Green Justice Philly, 350Philadelphia, Coalition For Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, & Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Other sponsorship opportunities available. Contact [email protected]
*Please note that parking for this venue is limited. Attending via public transportation, bike, taxi, or walking is strongly encouraged.