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.
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 every other month panel virtual panel discussions around Philadelphia waste issues, in addition to our Break Free from Plastics Philadelphia campaign, to coordinate the forces of consumers and grocery stores to pressure manufacturers to reduce plastic packaging. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30pm 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.
In Recent News
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.
Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe:
Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.
This Fjord Shows Even Small Populations Create Giant Microfiber Pollution:
Researchers found that one tiny Arctic village’s unfiltered sewage produces as much microplastic as the treated waste of more than a million people.