The stories of these action stops connect the injustice and vulnerability of our energy past and present to tell of a different possible energy future, once PECO turns its business towards Green Jobs and Justice.
Supporting 350 Philly's campaign to stop SEPTA from building a gas plant in the middle of a neighborhood, we will ask Councilwoman Bass to use her power to re-zone the land so that it cannot be used to further pollute the air, waste tax payer money, and contribute to climate change.
OIC of America fights for racial and economic justice through workforce development, including green jobs. YouthBuild Charter School, around the corner, has a solar training program for highschool aged youth. These groups are investing in a future of justice through green jobs, PECO should do the same.
With 100 miles behind us, hundreds of Pennsylvanians will demand that PECO take bold action to transform local energy and create good jobs by getting 20% local solar by 2025, starting in neighborhoods where unemployment is high.
It is up to the grassroots in cities and counties to take bold climate leadership in this country. With national justice leaders Bill McKibben and Bishop Dwayne Royster, POWER and EQAT will call for immediate action to bring local green jobs to Philadelphia and the 5-county region.