Seminar to Discuss Climate Change, Role of Science in Activism and Policy

(April 27, 2017) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- PennFuture and the Environmental Justice Center at Chestnut Hill United Church are kicking off Air Quality Awareness Week with a lunchtime seminar on Monday, May 1, focusing on climate change science and the role science plays in federal and state level decision-making. 

Dr. Peter DeCarlo, Assistant Professor at Drexel University’s College Engineering, along with Rob Altenburg, Director of PennFuture’s Energy Center and Roger Eardley-Pryor, science historian and Research Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, all will present. Information and topics discussed will include Philadelphia air emissions data and climate change implications, the legal fight around dismantling the Clean Power Plan, the current federal budget situation, and the broader history of science activism and environmental politics.

This seminar is free to the public, and also will be livestreamed via PennFuture and Chestnut Hill United Church’s Facebook pages.

WHAT: Climate Science & Society: A Brownbag Lunch Seminar

WHEN: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017 

WHERE: PennFuture, 1429 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19102

WHO: Dr. Peter DeCarlo, Assistant Professor, Drexel University, College of Engineering

Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture's Energy Center

Roger Eardley-Pryor, Research Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation.

PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are protecting our air, water and land, and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations. For more information, visit www.pennfuture.org.

The Environmental Justice Center at Chestnut Hill United Church is an inter-religious coalition sponsored by the Chestnut Hill United Church of Philadelphia. The Center provides education, support, and guidance about environmental issues to interested faith communities and individuals. We seek to drive good public policy at all levels – from local communities, right up through the federal government by our work to influence decision makers to act with moral responsibility to protect God’s creation.

Contact: Stephanie Rex                         
Director of Communications