Climate is changing. Why isn't PECO?
Yesterday, over 60 adults and elders descended on PECO’s headquarters with a pressing question: “Climate is changing. Why isn’t PECO?” These activists, including educators and grandparents, were moved to action by the tremendous call of youth leaders around the world, and in particular the thousands of children who poured into the streets of Philadelphia this past Friday, for the #YouthClimateStike.
EQAT member Stephanie Judson wrote, "'We are here in love. And hard love for PECO.' Monty spoke out of a silent centering time as our feet held down the huge banner on the sidewalk in front of the PECO building ‘Climate is changing. Why isn’t PECO?’ I held in my heart and in love my two toddler-age grandsons. And tears came as I wondered about, and feared, for their future."
Answering the call of young people across the world to take action, 12 people faithfully risked arrest yesterday, attempting to get an answer from PECO about its plans. They were not arrested, and PECO's answer was clear: PECO doesn't have a plan beyond business as usual.
Photos by Rachael Warriner