The Connection Between Climate and Voting with PA IPL & JEA

Join us Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm for a meeting as part of PA IPL‘s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

TOPIC:
The Connection Between Climate and Voting

SPEAKER:
Phyllis Blumberg, PA organizer for the Jewish Earth Alliance and Board member at PA IPL

Inspirational speaker: TBD

Voting is the most essential way Americans can express their concerns and opinions. Citizens concerned about climate change need to be consistently voting in every election, and voting for candidates who will work to address climate change.


JEA provides ongoing training and templates for monthly letter writing campaigns to local, state, and federal officials. The meetings provide a template, information, and guidance for all those who are interested in amplifying the message of Climate Justice.

Once you learn how easy Jewish Earth Alliance makes it, through their background information and template letter, for everyone to write letters to their federal officials, we hope you will write to your members of Congress now and for the next few months.

There is no fee for this program; your donations help us keep doing the work.

Now Available: Video of August 17 Meeting in Partnership with JEA!

Soot with PA IPL & JEA

This meeting, recorded Wednesday, August 17, 2022, is part of PA IPL‘s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

TOPIC:
Soot

SPEAKER:
Christopher D. Ahlers, Staff Attorney for the Clean Air Council

This joint session with JEA focuses on how the current standards for the deadly and dangerous particulate matter pollution, or soot, set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are outdated and insufficient. It’s time for the EPA to update these pollution limits to the strongest science-based standards to ensure cleaner air for families, advance environmental justice, and protect public health and the climate. At this meeting Christopher D. Ahlers, Staff Attorney for the Clean Air Council, will give us an overview of what particulate matter pollution—or soot—is, what causes it, and what individuals and businesses can do to reduce it. He will also discuss the recommendations for the revised standards.


JEA provides ongoing training and templates for monthly letter writing campaigns to local, state, and federal officials. The meetings provide a template, information, and guidance for all those who are interested in amplifying the message of Climate Justice.

Once you learn how easy Jewish Earth Alliance makes it, through their background information and template letter, for everyone to write letters to their federal officials, we hope you will write to your members of Congress now and for the next few months.

Soot with PA IPL & JEA

Join us Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00pm for a meeting as part of PA IPL‘s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

TOPIC:
Soot

SPEAKER:
Christopher D. Ahlers, Staff Attorney for the Clean Air Council

Inspirational speaker: TBD

The current standards for the deadly and dangerous particulate matter pollution, or soot, set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are outdated and insufficient.  It’s time for the EPA to update these pollution limits to the strongest science-based standards to ensure cleaner air for families, advance environmental justice, and protect public health and the climate.  At this meeting Christopher D. Ahlers, Staff Attorney for the Clean Air Council, will give us an overview of what particulate matter pollution—or soot—is, what causes it, and what individuals and businesses can do to reduce it.  He will also discuss the recommendations for the revised standards.  There will be time for discussion.


JEA provides ongoing training and templates for monthly letter writing campaigns to local, state, and federal officials. The meetings provide a template, information, and guidance for all those who are interested in amplifying the message of Climate Justice.

Once you learn how easy Jewish Earth Alliance makes it, through their background information and template letter, for everyone to write letters to their federal officials, we hope you will write to your members of Congress now and for the next few months.

There is no fee for this program; your donations help us keep doing the work.

Lobbying Meeting with Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Please join us on Wednesday, August 10 at 2:30pm for a lobbying meeting with Congressman Lloyd Smucker.

A training will be held an hour prior to the call on August 10th from 1:30 – 2:30pm.

This meeting will be on the Congressman’s views on the Inflation Reduction Act, clean energy, transportation, and supporting federal investments. These investments will accelerate the transition to clean energy and transportation, some of which are included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal.

Register here and we look forward to your participation!

Lobbying Meeting with Council Member Kendra Brooks

Please join us on Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00am for a lobbying meeting with Council Member Kendra Brooks.

A training will be held an hour prior to the call on August 2nd from 9:00 – 10:00am.

This meeting will focus on the Just Services PHL campaign and the city budget. The #JustServicesPHL campaign is focused on equitable provision of basic services, like trash collection, street light repairs, cleaning vacant properties, removing abandoned cars, and traffic calming. We believe these are all key environmental justice priorities. POWER Interfaith would like to call on Council Members Gauthier, Brooks, & Gym to include a fair (restorative) distribution of street tree planting among their list of basic services. Research here in Philly found that people felt safer after greening, violent crime decreased, and decreased stress was measurable in neighbors’ health.

Register here and we look forward to your participation!

Now Available: Video of July 20 Meeting in Partnership with JEA!

How the FY2023 Federal Budget Needs to Address Climate Solutions with PA IPL & JEA

This meeting, recorded Wednesday, July 20, 2022, is part of PA IPL’s ongoing partnership with Jewish Earth Alliance (JEA).

TOPIC:
How the FY2023 Federal Budget Needs to Address Climate Solutions

SPEAKER:
The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, President/C.E.O. of The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN)

Inspirational speaker: Amani Reid

This joint session with JEA focuses on how to finance climate solutions at the federal level. Given the recent ruling by SCOTUS, limiting the EPA’s power, we will focus on how the US Congress can and must take some control over climate solutions. One immediate way is to pass a very climate friendly budget. Since Congress must pass the budget each year, we hope this bill will get passed.


JEA provides ongoing training and templates for monthly letter writing campaigns to local, state, and federal officials. The meetings provide a template, information, and guidance for all those who are interested in amplifying the message of Climate Justice.

Once you learn how easy Jewish Earth Alliance makes it, through their background information and template letter, for everyone to write letters to their federal officials, we hope you will write to your members of Congress now and for the next few months.