EQAT In the News


Quaker Climate Justice Group Builds Skills to Shine Light on Vanguard's Climate Problem. Bucks County Beacon. March 14, 2023.
Photo Essay: Vanguard, Which Future Will You Choose? Bucks County Beacon. January 26, 2023.
Vanguard's withdrawal from Net Zero endangers all of us. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 23, 2023.


Vanguard Deserves Coal This Christmas For Prioritizing Climate-Destroying Profits Over The Planet. Bucks County Beacon. December 22, 2022.
Vanguard pulls out of international climate initiative, angering environmentalists. WHYY and State Impact Pennsylvania. December 9, 2022

Worship with Attention to Climate Finance. Quaker Earthcare Witness. November 28, 2022.
Top of the hour radio spot about Connecting the Dots: Vanguard's Toxic Investments action. WHYY. November 17, 2022.
Top of the hour radio spot about Connecting the Dots: Vanguard's Toxic Investments action. WHYY. November 16, 2022.
Protesters of Vanguard Climate Change Policy Face Hearing In November. Patch. October 10, 2022.
Quakers pray outside headquarters of fossil fuel giant on both sides of Atlantic. Independent Catholic News. October 7, 2022.
British and US Quakers hold silent worship outside one of the world's biggest investors in coal. Quakers in Britian. October 7, 2022.
Quakers Protest Vanguard's Climate Policy At CEO's Main Line House. Patch. October 7, 2022.
Vanguard unveils ESG funds as climate change activists protest at its headquarters. Benefits Pro. September 28, 2022.
Climate Activists Arrested At PA Vanguard Headquarters. Patch. September 26, 2022.
Quakers Arrested for Protesting Vanguard's Environmental Policy in Malvern. VISTA Today. September 26, 2022.
Quakers protest Vanguard climate policy at its headquarters in Malvern, while conservatives bemoan 'woke' Wall Street. Philadelphia Inquirer. September 22, 2022. 
8 climate activists arrested at Vanguard headquarters in Malvern. WHYY. September 22, 2022. 
Protest of Vanguard Climate Policy Ends in 8 Arrests in Malvern. Patch. September 22, 2022.
Why climate activists need to celebrate — even if we’re not feeling like it. Waging Nonviolence. August 8, 2022.
EQAT brings climate activism to Vanguard's doorstep. Grid. June 15, 2022.
Vanguard commits $290 bln of assets to be net-zero by 2050. Reuters. May 26, 2022.
Vanguard commits $290 billion of assets to be net-zero by 2050. KFGO. May 26, 2022.
Faith Leaders, Zombies, Moms and Kids Agree: It's Time for Wall Street to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels. Common Dreams. May 17, 2022
Climate Crisis Fueled by Asset Managers, Advocacy Groups Charge. Financial Advisor. May 2, 2022.
Quaker Collective Action to Push Vanguard to Steward the Earth. Friends Journal. May 1, 2022.
Vanguard Pressed on Climate. Philadelphia Inquirer. April 23, 2022.
Money matters: Local activists walk for 5 days to ask Vanguard to stop investing in fossil fuels. Green Philly. April 22, 2022.
Protest At Vanguard Ends Weeklong Walk On Earth Day. Patch. April 22, 2022.
Interview on Solutions with Amadee Braxton. WURD Radio. April 22, 2022.
Over 100 NGOS Join Forces to Escalate Climate Pressure on Vanguard. Sustainable Brands. April 21, 2022.
Climate Campaign Accuses Vanguard of 'Environmental Racism,' Encourages Customers to Promote Change. VISTA Today. April 20, 2022.
Organizers turn up the heat on Vanguard climate campaign. Philadelphia Inquirer. April 18, 2022.
Capitalizing on Environmental Advocacy. The Quad. April 11, 2022.
When complex and ambitious demands undermine a good campaign. Waging Nonviolence. March 11, 2022.
Earth Quaker Action Team Takes on Vanguard. BeFriending Creation. February 14, 2022.
Vanguard Customers Have an Important Role to Play, So Don't Move Your Money (Yet)!. BeFriending Creation. February 14, 2022. 
Neighbors and climate activists protest Vanguard at Generating Station in Croydon during "Points of Destruction" Tour. Bucks County Herald. February 7, 2022.
LTE: Vanguard and climate risk. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 20, 2022.
Protestors brave cold to bring attention to concerns about Covanta in Conshohocken. More Than The Curve. January 10, 2022.
Climate Justice Activists Protest at Conshohocken Incinerator. Patch. January 10, 2022.
Protest planned for January 8th at Covanta plant in Conshohocken. More Than The Curve. January 4, 2022.
Climate Justice Group Plans Jan. 8 Protest At Covanta In Conshy. Patch. January 4, 2022.


Vanguard Group must stop financing the planet's destruction. Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. November 10, 2021.
Putting pressure on Vanguard. Philadelphia Inquirer. October 30, 2021.
Climate campaign pressures Vanguard to act faster on fossil fuels. Philadelphia Inquirer. October 29, 2021.


Opinion: Peco should step up on solar to make the Philly region healthier. Philadelphia Inquirer. December 16, 2020.
As NYC gives at-risk seniors AC units, Philly asks them to find relief in a neighbor’s home. WHYY. July 9, 2020.
Protesters take fight to homes of PECO execs. Philadelphia Metro. June 29, 2020.
LTE: Careers in solar energy. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 10, 2020


Group continues to push PECO on solar power, green jobs. The Mercury. December 15, 2019
4 protesters arrested at Phoenixville PECO. The Mercury. December 11, 2019
4 protesters arrested at Phoenixville PECO facility. Daily Local News. December 11, 2019
Protesters: PECO severely lacking in response to climate change. Bucks County Courier Times. December 11, 2019
Protesters Target PECO Building In Warminster. The Patch. December 11, 2019
Climate Change Protest Leads To 4 Arrests In Phoenixville. The Patch. December 11, 2019
LTE: PECO should invest in Pennsylvania. Bucks County Courier Times. December 5, 2019
Our Readers Say: PECO must do a better job helping customers and environment. Main Line Times. November 18, 2019
LTE: PECO’s weak commitment to solar energy. The Intelligencer. November 13, 2019
LTE: Corporations and climate change. Philadelphia Inquirer. November 6, 2019
LTE: Regional climate collaborative. Philadelphia Inquirer. October 22, 2019
LTE: Greed hurts Philadelphians. Philadelphia Inquirer. September 18, 2019
At PECO headquarters, activists fight for corporate action on climate change. KYW Newsradio. August 1, 2019
EQAT Demands Changes That PECO Says Are Unrealistic. GRID Magazine. July 23, 2019
Pressure’s on, PECO: Activists says City needs PECO on board for environmental plans to work. Philadelphia Weekly. February 21, 2019


Interview with Terri Burgin and Ingrid Lakey. WWDB. November 12, 2018.
Suburban Philly is now the kind of place that elects Democrats. Philadelphia Inquirer. November 12, 2018
Spooky: How a West Philly Porch Highlighted the Horror of Climate Change. Green Philly. Nov 2, 2018
Why labor has embraced immigrant rights – and 9 more examples of Philly intersectionality. Philadelphia Inquirer. September 11, 2018
PECO seeks 1-percent rate hike in PUC settlement. Bucks County Courier Times. August 29, 2018
Visions of the Future: Planet Philadelphia. G-town radio. August 17, 2018
How a small band of Philly Quakers cracked the code for protesting in the Trump Age. Philadelphia Inquirer. August 14, 2018
Join ‘Power’ parade and demonstrations for a just future. Chestnut Hill Local. July 26, 2018
Trailblazer: Earth Quaker Action Team. Kairos. June 21, 2018
PECO customers push renewable energy, better infrastructure at rate hike hearing. The Intelligencer. June 13, 2018
Peco Wants More Money From Its Customers. WNPV. June 8, 2018
Linking Healthcare and A Healthy Planet. Medium.com. June 5, 2018
Professor Smithey arrested for protesting at energy company headquarters. The Phoenix. April 19, 2018
Interfaith Protesters Call for Investment in PA Solar Jobs. Public News Service. March 30, 2018
How Maine climate activists found their power potential by moving past one-off protests. Waging Nonviolence. February 13, 2018
How to get new activists engaged for the long haul. Truth-Out, via Waging Nonviolence. January 23, 2018
Fix to solar credit will boost state's economy. Philadelphia Business Journal. January 11, 2018


Campaign interviews on Wake up with WURD.

Rabbi Julie Greenberg, December 4, 2017
Rev. Gregory Holston, December 5, 2017
Rev. Rhetta Morgan and Kim Huynh, December 6, 2017
Eileen Flanagan and Kaytee Ray-Riek, December 7, 2017
Terri Burgin and Dwight Dunston, December 8, 2017

Phoenixville group presses PECO for push toward green energy. Daily Local News. December 7, 2017
Solar industry gets boost from PECO donation, proposed legislation. Newsworks, WHYY. September 21, 2017
Facing a warming planet, these organizers are offering their Philly neighborhoods hope and solutions. Generocity.org. September 14, 2017
Energetic Planet Philadelphia. G-town radio. June 16, 2017
Race Is At The Heart Of The New Faith-Driven Environmental Justice. Huffington Post. June 4, 2017
Interfaith Walk for Green Energy Culminates After 100 miles. GRID Magazine. May 31, 2017
Hundreds march for solar jobs. CBS3 Eyewitness News. May 22, 2017
Local activists on 100-mile journey stop in Bristol Township to lobby PECO for more solar power. Bucks County Courier Times. May 19, 2017
Earth Quakers Celebrate Swarthmore’s Solar Resolution. The Swarthmorean. May 18, 2017
Walking to Promote a Faster Pace for Solar Jobs. Public News Service. May 12, 2017
Activists take to the streets to push green cause. Delaware County Daily Times. May 11, 2017
Rabbi Julie Greenberg on the Power Local Green Jobs campaign addressing the intersection of climate issues, race, and extreme economic inequality. Planet Philadelphia, G-town radio. April 22, 2017


How to Move a Utility: Get Moving Yourself. Huffington Post. September 29, 2016
Peco floats a $97M solar trial balloon. Philadelphia Inquirer. September 23, 2016
Peco proposes solar programs; activists unimpressed. Philadelphia Inquirer. September 21, 2016
Group pushes PECO to produce solar energy. Delaware Country Daily Times. August 15, 2016
PA Advocates Demand Local Solar and Green Jobs. Public News Service. August 10, 2016
Peco confab shines a light on solar. Philadelphia Inquirer. June 24, 2016
Group pressuring utility to go solar. Community Power Network. June 7, 2016
A small band of Quakers, spiritual allies and solar entrepreneurs fight to get PECO to buy electricity from local rooftops. GRID Magazine. June 2, 2016
Delaware Riverkeeper Network Joins Earth Quaker Action Team to Demand Solar Expansion and Local Investment by PECO. Gloucester City News. May 12 2016
Advocates Call for Clean Energy, Green Jobs. Keystone State News Connection. May 12, 2016
Demonstrators again pressure PECO to step up purchases of solar power. Newsworks, WHYY. May 10, 2016
Solar activists step up demands on Peco Energy. Philadelphia Inquirer. May 10, 2016
Interfaith activists ramp up call to PECO for local green jobs. Metro Philadelphia. May 10, 2016
Pressed by green activists, Peco launches solar "collaborative." Philadelphia Inquirer. April 22, 2016
Protesters demand that Peco support solar development in N Philadelphia. Philadelphia Inquirer. March 23, 2016
Clergy, activists demand more clean energy from PECO.
Philadelphia Tribune. March 23, 2016
Quaker group says North Philly solar panels could meet PECO power target this year. StateImpact, NPR. March 23, 2016. Audio clip.


PNC’s mountaintop mining retreat cheered by activists. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 29, 2015
Banks stop financing mountaintop removal. The Courier-Journal. March 13, 2015
Coal Industry Takes Another Hit. OilPrices.com. March 11, 2015
Nearly Every Major Bank Has Ditched Mountaintop Coal Mining. International Business Times. March 10, 2015
A New Tack in the War on Mining Mountains. The New York Times. March 9, 2015
Claiming Victory. Radio interview starts at 42:10. Essential Pittsburgh 90.5 WESA. March 8, 2015
Mountains majesty: PNC spurns a harmful method of mining. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 8, 2015
PNC reduces financing of environmentally harmful practices. The Daily Pennsylvanian. March 5, 2015
PNC to Cut Back Financing of Mountaintop Removal. Philadelphia Inquirer. March 2, 2015
PNC Curtails Mountaintop Removal Loans. Pittsburgh Business Times. March 2, 2015
Five Ways to Make Your Activism More Strategic. Grid Magazine. February 25, 2015
Flower Show Aims to Attract Younger, Hipper Crowd. Philadelphia Inquirer. February 23, 2015
Allowing Ourselves to Be Bold. Friends Journal. December 31, 2014




Climate Disruption Investigation, Manhattan, NY


Ally action in Washington, D.C.


#CleanUpYourActPNC Action at Friends General Conference


Shareholder Meeting Action in Tampa, FL


Pittsburgh Press Conference & Action


PNC Moves Shareholder Meeting to Tampa, FL


Philadelphia No KXL Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action

NEWS BRIEF: The Philadelphia NO KXL Civil Disobedient Action The Environment TV. March 12, 2014
Keystone XL Protest Organizer on Action to "Sweep out Corruption," Calls on Obama to Reject Project Kenneth Lipp. March 17, 2014

EPA Water Conductivity Action


Solidarity Vigil for Elk River spill in West Virginia



#ShiftPNC Action


PNC amends bylaws allowing 'virtual' shareholder meetings


Spotlight Action: Spring Hat Luncheon

Strip-Mining Protest Planned at Spring Hat Luncheon. Pittsburgh City Paper. Friday May 3, 2013

Spotlighting Kick-off Action at PNC's Shareholder Meeting

Confronting the 1 percent directly. WagingNonviolence.org. May 7, 2013.
PNC Shareholders' Meeting Slammed With Environmental Protests. Allegheny Front. Friday April 26, 2013
PNC defends coal business loans, says they help economy. Triblive.com. Thursday April 25, 2013
Protest shuts down PNC shareholder meeting. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tuesday April 23, 2013
Protesters ready for PNC annual meeting. Pittsburgh Business Times. Tuesday April 23, 2013
Hecklers interrupt PNC annual meeting. TribLive.com. April 23, 2013
5 Things to know for Tuesday in Pa. York-Daily Record. Tuesday April 23, 2013
Quaker Group to Protest PNC Mining Investments. WESA.FM. Monday April 22, 2013
Earth Quaker Action Takes Direct Action Against PNC. WESA.FM. Saturday April 20, 2013
Environmental Protests for Earth Day. Pittsburgh City Paper. Friday April 19, 2013

Bill Mills Spotlight Action


Save the Mountains, January 25, 2012


Mine issue raised at PNC meeting, April 27, 2011