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The Green Living Plan Forum
March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Green Living Plan underscores the connection between greening and environmental justice, and racial, health, and neighborhood equity. Join them for a free Mayoral Candidate Forum!
5:30pm – Doors open, light refreshments provided
6pm – Program begins
With a field of more than ten candidates vying to serve as Philadelphia’s next Mayor, the organizations and neighborhoods represented by The Green Living Plan (GLP)seek to gain the field’s pledge to expand city investment in underserved communities and address top environmental and quality of life concerns, using a citizen-driven lens that differs in focus from the fiscal models currently in place.
GLP’s Executive Committee is comprised of 13 local environmental and neighborhood organizations, in partnership with academia, who have joined forces to offer environmentally-focused and neighborhood-based policy, programmatic, and investment solutions to Philadelphia’s most pressing quality of life challenges [alphabetically]: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Cedar Park Neighbors, The Environmental Collaboratory at Drexel University, Nueva Esperanza Inc., Mantua Civic Association, Overbrook Environmental Education Center, PennFuture (co-coordinator), Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (co-coordinator), POWER Climate Justice & Jobs, Public Health Management Corporation, SEAMAAC, Trust for Public Land, and Young Chances Foundation.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is highly recommended to ensure seating. Sponsored by AARP Philadelphia, Conservation Voters of PA, GRID Philly, and WURD-FM. Moderated by Charles Ellison. To learn more about The Green Living Plan and the specific recommendations called for by the coalition, please visit greenlivingphl.com.
The Green Living Plan Mayoral Forum is the first in a series of two environmentally-focused mayoral candidate forums taking place this spring, and will be held on March 29th. The Green Living Plan forum is hosted by a coalition of nonprofits and community groups, and will focus on neighborhood-based environmental solutions to pressing quality of life challenges. The second forum, called the Climate Mayoral Forum, will be on April 4th and is presented by Green Philly along with a coalition of sustainability partners. The Climate forum will focus on climate, clean energy, a circular economy, and green businesses. Both forums will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences.