Open Dumping in Philadelphia: A Guest Essay by Shari Hersh
The Environment Action Committee seeks to provide community education on environmental issues and the practice of sustainability, and to foster local leadership in support of environmental activities with a focus on the neighborhoods of Northwest Philadelphia. The committee also serves to review and recommend Philly Neighborhood Networks’ endorsement of environmental policies that support the equity, health, and well-being of our community.
The EAC is led by a Planning Committee in conjunction with working groups focusing on specific projects and their implementation. The Committee meets weekly to coordinate EAC communications and events, and prepare recommendations for endorsements to PNN. If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee please contact us.
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Philly Talks Trash: A Virtual Series on Waste
Philly Talks Trash is a monthly online program intended to educate and inspire you to participate in the imperative shift towards this new paradigm of zero waste that will replace our throw away culture and help slow climate change.
The Series is a collaboration between our committee and the Plastic Reduction Task Force of Weavers Way Co-op. Beginning January 20th and ending July 21st, monthly programs will be offered featuring representatives from nonprofits, government programs, and businesses that are working to reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling in the Greater Philadelphia region. Topics will include single-use plastics, food waste and recovery, packaging, recycling, incineration, litter and dumping. Each program will take place on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
In 2022, also in collaboration with the PRTF of Weavers Way, we will start to address plastic packaging in co-ops across the city. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join this effort.
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California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable:
The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.