Walk for Green Jobs and Justice

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Photo by the Sierra Club

Solar power brings local jobs and energy security, which is why we are embarking on an epic walk throughout PECO's service area to link together the opportunities for our local energy future. 

From May 8 to 22, the Power Local Green Jobs campaign will embark on a 100 mile walk throughout PECO's service area. Join us. 

If you can't join the walk, send us off at 8:00am on May 8 from North Philadelphia, or join the final mile from Philadelphia City Hall to PECO at 12 noon on May 22.

In each of five counties—Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia—walkers will move from the past to the future, from old energy sites to new, past crumbling infrastructure to green jobs training programs and installations. We will post the exact itinerary and action plans as we settle the details. Help us gather everything we need by donating to our gift registry!

With a demand of 20% local solar by 2025, the Power Local Green Jobs campaign is working across communities to demand green jobs come to the high-unemployment areas where they are needed most.

PECO is the largest utility in PA, and it serves communities with some of the deepest levels of poverty in the state. As we walk, we are connecting the struggles of neglected communities of color, divested industrial zones, and vulnerable rural areas. Through this common thread, we can show that racial, economic, and climate injustices have some common solutions.

To learn more about these connections and the walk action plans, join POWER at Building Power at the Intersection of Race, Economics, and Climate | April 22nd @ 6:00 PM.

A just energy future is possible, but only if PECO lets go of the fossil energy past. This opportunity could bring thousands of jobs and new vibrancy to our local economy, particularly in areas suffering high unemployment and pollution.

We cannot wait for PECO. Instead, we will come together to chart the way.

 



Walk Route

exact locations may change

Walk Route

 Day   Start   End   Miles 
 Monday, May 8   North Philadelphia   Darby   10 
 Tuesday, May 9   Darby   Chester   9 
 Wednesday, May 10   Chester   Media   7 
 Thursday, May 11   Media   Wyola   7.5 
 Friday, May 12   Wyola   Valley Forge   10 
 Saturday, May 13   Valley Forge   Norristown   7.5 
 Sunday, May 14   Rest Day     
 Monday, May 15   Norristown   Plymouth Meeting   5 
 Tuesday, May 16   Plymouth Meeting   Glenside   9 
 Wednesday, May 17   Glenside   Southampton   9 
 Thursday, May 18   Southampton   Croydon   10 
 Friday, May 19   Croydon   Tacony   10 
 Saturday, May 20   Tacony   North Philadelphia   8 
 Sunday, May 21   Rest Day     
 Monday, May 22   North Philadelphia   PECO   6