MEDIA ADVISORY: October 12, 2015

Contacts:

Sam Bernhardt: 516 680 0760 sbernhardt@fwwatch.org

Garrett Ettinger: 570 497 6196 gettinger@actionunited.org

Tracy Carluccio: 215.369.1188 tracy@delawareriverkeeper.org

 

Coalition of Community Organizations and Environmental Groups Launch

GREEN JUSTICE PHILLY

to Build a Clean and Healthy Philadelphia and Fight Dirty Energy Expansion

 

Groups Refuse to Allow Philadelphia to Become a Sacrifice Zone

PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday, October 14th, economic justice and environmental organizations will hold a press conference to announce the formation of Green Justice Philly, a new coalition that has come together to protect Philadelphians’ health and safety from the city’s fossil fuel industry, and to create a sustainable 21st century economy that will support clean air and water and healthy communities.

WHO: The newly formed Green Justice Philly Coalition which includes ACTION United, Food & Water Watch, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Maypop Collective for Economic and Climate Justice and Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light and member organizations from throughout the city. Representatives from these organizations and others will speak at the launch event.

WHAT: A press conference and rally to launch the Green Justice Philly Coalition and demand no new permits for fossil fuel companies that are lawbreakers, and an investment in green economy programs.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14th 1:30pm

WHERE: 1401 JFK Blvd, Thomas Paine Plaza, outside the Municipal Services building