EQAT forces PECO to take first step towards solar jobs
Eight months ago Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) launched a campaign demanding PECO invest in local solar jobs. A dozen nonviolent actions later and PECO took its first steps today, announcing the creation of a Solar Stakeholder Collaborative.
Faith groups converge for "teach-in" at PECO headquarters
PHILADELPHIA- A diverse gathering of faith and justice activists heard Rev. Gregory Holston of POWER speak in the PECO building Wednesday morning. The attendees were part of a teach-in about PECO’s choice to purchase its solar power locally, specifically from North Philly, or elsewhere.
Quakers stage inspection to push PECO on local green jobs
PHILADELPHIA- On March 2nd at noon, 34 members of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) inspected PECO’s Market Street headquarters, where the utility will soon choose where to purchase new solar energy. With measuring tape, clipboards and yardsticks, activists scrutinized the iconic Philadelphia building to highlight where this important decision will be made. Since last September, EQAT has been pressuring PECO to choose to invest in local green jobs, first by purchasing solar power from rooftops in North Philadelphia.
Quaker Ultimatum to PECO: It's time to invest in solar jobs
February 17, 2016 — After six months of asking PECO to buy solar energy from here in Philly, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) delivered an ultimatum to the utility's corporate headquarters. This spring, PECO must choose where to purchase its 2016 required solar increase. If it does not choose North Philadelphia, bringing solar jobs to a high-unemployment community, EQAT will blow the whistle on PECO with non-violent direct action, exposing the fact that it is not the community leader it claims to be.
Quaker Activists Target PECO to Create North Philly Solar Jobs
December 17, PHILADELPHIA – With the ink of historic Paris climate change talks still fresh, a group of local Quakers are turning the spotlight on local utility company: PECO. Demanding that PECO benefit Philadelphia community residents with purchases of solar energy credits, 30 members of the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) decorated PECO’s company Christmas tree with wishes for a solar powered Philadelphia and local green jobs.
“PECO, the choice is yours!” say Quaker activist pastry cooks
What: Earth Quaker Action Team activists will present PECO’s CEO with freshly baked pies representing the choice of serving Philadelphia an energy economy that benefits everyone - both workers and energy consumers. The choice is PECO’s.
Dancing in the Rain, Earth Quaker Action Team tells PECO to get moving on local green jobs!
November 10, PHILADELPHIA – Dancing the Electric Slide and singing, 50 activists ranging from great grandparents to middle schoolers defied the rainy weather in front of the PECO building today to demand the electric company get moving on clean energy and local green jobs. Although earlier today a small group entered the headquarters to invite CEO Craig Adams to join, he took a rain check, declining to commit to local solar.
Singers invite PECO to help create Local Green Jobs
October 11, PHILADELPHIA – Today a dozen singing activists were at the PECO Building to invite Craig Adams, CEO of the utility company, to commit to supporting green jobs in Philadelphia.
PECO Faces Growing Demand for Local Green Jobs
September 16, PHILADELPHIA – Today PECO faced a dilemma with over 70 students, teachers, faith leaders, and community activists outside their headquarters on Market Street. Craig Adams, PECO CEO, was invited to join the crowd and commit to supporting green jobs in Philadelphia.
Climate Change and High Unemployment: The PECO Fix
Activists put together giant puzzle depicting solar jobs and green energy future for Philadelphia. What is PECO’s commitment to the environment and Philadelphians?