Environment Action Group
Since our founding, environmental issues have been an integral part of Neighborhood Network’s platform. A longtime NN Steering Committee member introduced recycling to Philadelphia decades ago and engages citizens in action for a sustainable environment in two ways, the Environmental Forum and the Constituent Action Project.
NN Environmental Forum
The NN Environmental Forum gathers representatives of national and state environmental groups and local groups organized to address environmental issues or projects of specific concern to residents in Northwest Philadelphia. It usually meets on the first Monday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM to share information on and to assist in planning and coordinating projects based in Northwest Philadelphia, and to deliberate on environmental issues and recommend positions and actions to the NN Steering Committee. Check the Events Calendar for date and location! One such local project is the Fossil Free SEPTA Campaign. Led by 350Philly with the support of 58 organizations, the Campaign calls on SEPTA to cancel a plan to build a natural gas power plant in Nicetown and to adopt plans that will rapidly convert SEPTA to 100% renewable energy for its buses, trains and facilities.
Northwest Constituent Action Team (NW CAT)
The Northwest Constituent Advocate Team or NW CAT is a group of registered voters in State Senator Art Haywood’s district who keep their elected officials informed and accountable on key climate disruption and environmental protection issues. NW CAT also promotes community-based environmental and sustainability projects and coordinates local support for regional, state, and nationwide campaigns by like-minded groups. NW CAT provides opportunity for individual involvement in environmental issues and works closely with the Indivisible NW Philly Green Team. NW CAT usually meets the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Check the Events Calendar for date and location.
The NW CAT is the inaugural group of the Constituent Advocate Project, a joint effort of Eastern Pennsylvania Clean Water Action (CWA), Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA IPL) and Neighborhood Networks (NN) with the mission to build political clout in Pennsylvania on behalf of the environment. The Constituent Advocate Project’s initial goal is to organize CATs within 33 State Senatorial districts in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties by June 2018. The long-term goal is to establish CATs in all 100 Pennsylvania State Senatorial districts.
Environment News and Dialogue
Please considering calling or writing Gov Wolf. Use Lou Ann’s letter below as a guide. Dear Governor Wolf, I’m writing to encourage you to lead Pennsylvania in joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and to attend the public meeting in Baltimore on September 25th. In this morning’s New York Times Opinion Page, the lead piece...