Fighting for solutions to ecological crises centered on racial & economic justice. We’re building in Philadelphia and beyond with folks nurturing resilient communities, defending rights to land, labor, and life, and building people power from below.

Rejecting Refinery Expansion: PES’s Choice (Philly Thrive)

Re-posted from Learn more about Philly Thrive’s Right to Breathe Campaign. On March 22nd, over 30 Philly Thrive members took action at the headquarters of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). PES has recently put in a proposal to build an more »

Coming together: Our First All Circles Meeting (Philly Thrive)

Re-posted from Learn more about Philly Thrive’s Right to Breathe Campaign. On February 16th all members of Philly Thrive met up in the first all circles meeting. About forty people showed up to touch base across circles, and to more »

Organizing for the Long Haul, Eco-Justice Training

In 2015-16, the Maypop Collective coordinated an organizing skills training with environmental justice leaders in Philadelphia called Organizing for the Long Haul. Click here to read our training report. Click here to view interactive slideshow about the training The project more »

Transitions in 2016

Happy 2016, friends and supporters! We’re transitioning into a new phase as a collective and wanted to share updates on new frontiers as individuals and our structure moving forward. Dinah, Zein, and Alexa are continuing their work with Philly Thrive’s more »

Campaign Launch: Declaration of our Right to Breathe (Philly Thrive)

Re-posted from Learn more about Philly Thrive’s Right to Breathe Campaign On Monday, November 23rd, Philly Thrive launched our campaign as fifty Philadelphia residents assembled at the Center City headquarters of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) to consider a declaration more »

First Campaign Training (Philly Thrive)

Re-posted from Learn more about Philly Thrive’s Right to Breathe Campaign On Saturday, October 24th, Philly Thrive hosted the first orientation training for the Right to Breathe Campaign. About fifteen folks attended –  some from South, West, and North more »

Philadelphia's Energy Future

Zein Nakhoda offered the below testimony to the Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Energy Opportunities Public Hearing on March 13, 2015 as a member of the Maypop Collective for Climate and Economic Justice and 215 People’s Alliance. Philadelphia’s energy future and more »

#BlackLivesMatter & Ecology Study (DSN POC Caucus)

Check out the Divestment Student Network POC Caucus’ study on #BlackLivesMatter & Ecology exploring the intersections between Black Liberation and Ecological Justice. Zein and Sachie helped coordinate the study with other members of the Caucus Core. Find curriculum and reflections more »

Hot off the Press! "Reflections from the Young People's Just Transition Project" Zine

This time last year we were hard at work laying the foundation for a summer of community building and political growth among young people in Philly through the Young People’s Just Transition Project. That experience of bringing together eight college more »

Ferguson National Visionary Platform and Demands

In 2014, we saw rage and resistance sweep across the country and we’re humbled to step into 2015 with a resolution to continue fighting for racial justice and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We want to begin by honoring the black queer more »

Philadelphia should resist Marcellus 'energy hub' vision (NewsWorks)

Commentary by Alexa Ross via NewsWorks December 31, 2014 In the near-freezing temperatures of a recent Friday morning, a group of over 100 Philadelphians gathered outside of the Drexel University student center. A sea of black-and-yellow warning signs trumpeted messages more »

Taking Time to Reflect and Reorient

“We have exactly enough time – starting now.” – Dana Meadows After a year of working together, we’re taking Oct-Nov 2014 to reflect on the past year and plan for the years ahead. As our summer program came to a close, more »