After reaching over 500 people through nine programs which delved into diverse issues of waste in Philadelphia, the Philly Talks Trash team, a collaboration between Philly Neighborhood Networks Environment Action committee and the Plastic Reduction Taskforce of Weavers Way Co-op (firstname.lastname@example.org), is trying something new, a quarterly newsletter full of information concerning plastics and waste.
If you missed any of our programs, you can view them on the Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks channel. Be sure to click the Philly Talks Trash Playlist.
We believe that our future must be one without waste and that Philadelphians can play an important role in achieving that end. Our newsletter will examine the politics of waste from the local to the international level, highlight meetings and events happening locally, provide zero-waste resources and ideas to cut our individual waste footprints, and feature guest writers for in-depth discussions. We can achieve our goals if we work together.
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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.
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.
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.