Our Planning
Committee

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Maurice Sampson

EAC Chair & Steering Committee Member

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Hilary Baum

Planning Committee Member

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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.

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THE ENVIRONMENT
ACTION COMMITTEE

Our Latest Projects

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 pnnenviro@gmail.com if you wish to join this effort.  

The Community Net-Zero Education
Project

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

This ‘Plastic Man’ Has a Cape and a Superhero’s Mission: Cleaning Up Senegal:

Dressed head to toe in plastic, Modou Fall is a familiar sight in Dakar. But however playful his costume, his goal couldn’t be more serious: ridding the capital of the scourge of plastic bags.

Meet an Ecologist Who Works for God (and Against Lawns):

A Long Island couple say fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity starts at home. Or rather, right outside their suburban house.

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.

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Our Upcoming Events

Our Latest Blog Post

  • Mar 17, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    via Zoom
    Join us monthly online for Philly Talks Trash: A Virtual Series on Waste as we learn from local non-profits, entrepreneurs and government programs, beginning Thursday, January 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Each program will take place on the third Thursday of the month through July 21.
  • Feb 17, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    via Zoom
    Join us monthly online for Philly Talks Trash: A Virtual Series on Waste as we learn from local non-profits, entrepreneurs and government programs, beginning Thursday, January 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Each program will take place on the third Thursday of the month through July 21.
  • Jan 20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    via Zoom
    Join us monthly online for Philly Talks Trash: A Virtual Series on Waste as we learn from local non-profits, entrepreneurs and government programs, beginning Thursday, January 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Each program will take place on the third Thursday of the month through July 21.