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AMBLER: Movie & Discussion – FROM THE ASHES

FREE pre-release screening of the film FROM THE ASHES at Weaver’s Way Co-op—Ambler with music and more!

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the current Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives. Learn more:  https://www.fromtheashesfilm.com/

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Join Weavers Way Co-op for a film screening followed by conversation with fellow Ambler area residents about ways we can work together to make Ambler more sustainable. Film will start at 7:15, music provided by Zero Emissions Musicians.  Film running time is 80 minutes.

Sponsored by Ambler Coalition for Peace and Ambler Environmental Advisory Council, and made possible by an opportunity provided by the filmmaker through Interfaith Power & Light.

PHILADELPHIA: Movie & Discussion – FROM THE ASHES

FREE pre-release screening of the film FROM THE ASHES at Unitarian Society of Germantown on June 23 at 7:00 pm in the Assembly Room. Please enter from Parking Lot located behind the church – entrance on Johnson St between Greene St. & Wayne Ave.

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the current Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives. Learn more:  https://www.fromtheashesfilm.com/ from the ashes flier image - Germantown

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Film running time is 80 minutes. Screening will be followed by light refreshments, with time for reactions and discussion of the implications for environmental activism and social and economic justice coalition building. Gail Mershon of USG and the Rev. Cheryl Pyrch of Summit Presbyterian and PA IPL will facilitate the discussion.

Green Justice Philadelphia: strategy session

Green Justice Philly (GJP) is a diverse and growing coalition of organizations committed to building a healthy, sustainable and economically just Philadelphia region.  The Philadelphia Chapter of PA IPL is one of the founding organizations of GJP and has been playing a key leadership role in strengthening the coalition.  On Thursday, June 8, GJP held a strategy session to develop our new campaign, which is focusing on stimulating the City of Philadelphia’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy while working wth under-resourced Philadelphia neighborhoods to develop local wealth and jobs.

The strategy session included a presentation about DC’s campaigns to move towards renewable energy.  Some 70% of greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to cities; thus, cities have a significant role to play in reducing emissions.  The complexity of a campaign of this nature requires bringing together leaders, activists, communities, policy experts, and technical experts, and it is inspiring how we are coming together to find common solutions to support the health of our local and global community.  Stay tuned for more details and how you can get involved as the campaign develops.  

[NOTE: This emissions reduction work aligns with the All Hands on Deck: Going to Zero Emissions in Pennsylvania effort by a statewide coalition to work in municipalities toward specific climate pollution reduction targets; the Paris Pledge from IPL nationally allows congregations or other institutions and individuals to publicly commit to similar targets.]Green Justice Philadelphia

Gratitude to PA IPL for providing lunch and to Summit Presbyterian Church for hosting the strategy session.  

—Submitted by Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein

The strategy session was attended by about 16 people from coalition partners PA IPL, Delaware Riverkeepers Network, Clean Air Council, PA Federation Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way (a union for rail workers), Neighborhood Networks, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), Sierra Club, 350 Philly, solar industry (plus a call-in from an organizer of DC’s solar campaign)…with facilitation by Matthew Armstead of Training for Change.  Note that Food & Water Watch is a member of the coalition but their representative was not available.  

Ice Cream and Action: Beat the Heat (PHILADELPHIA)

PA IPL will share a short faith-rooted message at each of 2 Beat The Heat rallies with PA environmental partners PennFuture and PennEnvironment to demonstrate support of the Clean Power Plan as an important and immediate step toward a fair clean energy future.  These were the remarks we delivered as testimony to the EPA in hearings last year.

EVEN IF you cannot GO: Send a message to your Senators and your Representative letting them know you are there in spirit, and telling them what you are doing to reduce emissions and beat the heat.  EASY format, you add details.  (Sharing with your friends?  Here’s the short, sensible link: http://tinyurl.com/BeatTheHeat2015)

plan to SHOW UP in Philadelphia?

  • RSVP (to PennFuture) to make sure there will be enough ice cream!
  • WEAR or CARRY something that will reveal your faith connection or voice, or silly heat-beating gear (giant fans, hats with shade umbrellas, snorkels, water wings…)
  • TAKE PHOTOS: a selfie and an event photo, and share them with us on Facebook, or via email.

Ice Cream and Action: Beat the Heat (PITTSBURGH)

PA IPL will share a short faith-rooted message at each of 2 Beat The Heat rallies with PA environmental partners PennFuture and PennEnvironment to demonstrate support of the Clean Power Plan as an important and immediate step toward a fair clean energy future.  These were the remarks we delivered as testimony to the EPA in hearings last year.

EVEN IF you cannot GO: Send a message to your Senators and your Representative letting them know you are there in spirit, and telling them what you are doing to reduce emissions and beat the heat.  EASY format, you add details.  (Sharing with your friends?  Here’s the short, sensible link: http://tinyurl.com/BeatTheHeat2015)

plan to SHOW UP in Pittsburgh?

  • RSVP (to PennFuture) to make sure there will be enough ice cream!
  • WEAR or CARRY something that will reveal your faith connection or voice, or silly heat-beating gear (giant fans, hats with shade umbrellas, snorkels, water wings…)
  • TAKE PHOTOS: a selfie and an event photo, and share them with us on Facebook, or via email.

Ice Cream and Action: Beat the Heat (EVERYONE)

Don’t live near Philadelphia or Pittsburgh?  You can still support the July 30 Beat the Heat rallies (though you’ll have to buy your own ice cream, alas!)

[Click through to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh rally info.]

Sit down with in a shady spot with your ice cream and send a message to your Senators and your Representative letting them know you are there in spirit, and telling them what you are doing to reduce emissions and beat the heat.  EASY format, you add details.  (Sharing with your friends?  Here’s the short, sensible link: http://tinyurl.com/BeatTheHeat2015)

Having a party of one, or your own neighborhood or congregational mini-gathering?  TAKE PHOTOS: a selfie or a group photo, and share on Facebook, or via email.  You can really go all-out by wearing or holding something that will reveal your faith connection or voice, OR silly heat-beating gear (giant fans, hats with shade umbrellas, snorkels, water wings…)