Our Planning


Maurice Sampson

EAC Chair & Steering Committee Member


Hilary Baum

Planning Committee Member


Hilary Zankel

Planning Committee Member

Our Purpose

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.

Our Team

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.



Our Latest Projects

The Waste Working Group

We are the EAC's Waste Working Group, dedicated to addressing waste issues across Philadelphia. We are currently planning a Symposium on Waste Reduction for the fall, in addition to a campaign called Break Free from Plastics Philadelphia, to coordinate the forces of consumers and grocery stores to pressure manufacturers to reduce plastic packaging. We meet every other Sunday at 4:30pm via Zoom. Contact us to attend a meeting or for more information. 

The Community Net-Zero Education

This is our latest community education and outreach project: developing ways to educate our neighbors about how to move to 100% clean renewable energy in our own lives. Help is still needed with research, presentations, and flyering.


Our Upcoming Events

Our Latest Blog Post

  • Public Banking Visioning Summit
    Sep 18, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Explore the national public banking movement Discuss the Public Banking Bill before the City Council Develop our collective vision of how a Philadelphia Public Bank can empower and revitalize our local communities