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 »

Reportbacks from People's Climate March and #FloodWallStreet

Philly Has Roots to Weather the Storm  |  #ItTakesRoots Photo Series  |  Floods of Courage, Floods of Vision  |  HIGHLIGHTS FROM PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH, #FLOODWALLSTREET, PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL, AND MORE

Lessons Learned from the Young People's Just Transition Project

“I would say to young people… let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can do- every one- our share to more »

Close to Home: Door-knocking in Chester

Two days ago    No, it starts long before that. Just thirty minutes from our house in West Philly, the City of Chester is home to the largest trash incineration plant in the country, operated by a corporation called Covanta. more »

Radical Organizing 101: Training with MORE in St. Louis

For the past three weeks, I’ve been in St. Louis in a three-week immersive organizing training with the organization MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment). I’ve grown and changed as a person so much in these three weeks, and more »

One Struggle, Many Fronts Speaking Tour

All of us in Maypop work part-time jobs in order to fund our work with Maypop. We’ve worked at farmer’s markets, cheesesteak shops, and non-profits. For the last six months, I’ve been fortunate to have a position with the US-Africa more »

Young People's Just Transition Project

What is that community wisdom that teaches us how to stay together in times of hardship? That teaches us to heal and to thrive when we’ve suffered and struggled? How do we share this long-held wisdom with young people, as more »

Progressive Philly Rising after the People's Campaign

A couple Thursdays ago I woke up to a barrage of texts and emails: “Hanger is withdrawing from the race!” I opened my computer to vet the rumors: “Former DEP Secretary John Hanger will end his campaign for governor today more »

The Divestment Training Roadshow

Last week, I teamed up with climate justice educator Johanna DeGraffenreid and social media storyteller Joe Solomon for the Divestment Training Roadshow, a traveling set of workshops held at 8 East Coast colleges with fossil fuel divestment campaigns. As an more »