Tag Archives: Earth Day

Three upcoming Green Party of Philadelphia events

The Green Party of Philadelphia has three events in the next two weeks.  First, they will be demonstrating against fracking on Earth Day.  Next, they will be holding a monthly meeting.  Finally, on May Day they will be having a community celebration.  More details below.

Earth Day demonstration at the local Department of Environmental Protection:

Citizens opposed to gas drilling will hold an Earth Day Demonstration Against Fracking, at 4:00 p.m.

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Green Party garners reaction across PA from natural gas protests

Yesterday, local Green Parties and Greens across Pennsylvania participated in protests against natural gas drilling in the state.  There was a protest at each regional Department of Environmental Protection, including one in the state capital, Harrisburg.  A press release announcing the protests can be found here.

I (Ross Levin) attended the rally in Norristown, which is the county seat of Montgomery County. … Read more ...

Rich Whitney, Green Party candidate for Governor of Illinois, on Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary

Posted by Walter at Green Party Watch:

By Rich Whitney, Green Party candidate for Governor

The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day reminds me of the very first Earth Day, in 1970. I was a high-school Freshman that year and I remember an upper-classman named Billy Barth who recruited some of us to go out to a local stream and pick up litter and trash that had been dumped into it.… Read more ...

Green Party: We Were Green Before Green Was Cool

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

From Green Party US:

It’s the 40th Earth Day, and while the Green Party of the United States recognizes this historic event, we have no special celebration planned. Every day is Earth Day for us, so we continue today to do what we do all the time – support candidates who work for sustainable governments, educate elected officials on Green Party values, and work in our communities to promote our message of ecological wisdom.… Read more ...

Essential Green Party Politics: ‘It’s the obligatory Earth Day post!’

Posted at Essential Green Party Politics by Daryl Northrop:

It’s fairly unavoidable being labeled as an environmentalist if you are a Green Party member. But do I live in a solar powered tree house?

No.

I like electricity, I like cars, I like modern doo-dads made of plastic and other such high-tech space age materials.… Read more ...

Jill Stein, Green-Rainbow candidate for Governor of Massachusetts: How we can make every day Earth Day

Relayed by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch

From Jill Stein, Green candidate for Governor of Massachusetts:

40 years ago tomorrow, millions of people around the country took part in the first-ever Earth Day. The event was designed “to shake up the political establishment and force the environment onto the national agenda,” according to Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin who was one of the driving forces behind it.Read more ...

Press Release: PA Statewide Earth Day Protest

On Thursday, April 22, the groups below will be gathering outside the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s regional offices – as one – to call for:

• an immediate moratorium on all horizontal hydrofracturing in the Commonwealth, including in our state forests and on floodplains,
• an immediate freeze on all new Marcellus Shale drilling permits throughout Pennsylvania,
• the immediate suspension of the Delaware and Susquehanna River Basin Commissions’ authority to approve drilling-related water withdrawals anywhere in their respective watersheds, and, if necessary,
• the immediate resignation of DEP Secretary John Hanger.… Read more ...