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Environmental Challenges from Fossil Fuel Extraction

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh • 5738 Forbes Avenue • Pittsburgh PA 15217 Levinson Hall • ENTER ON FORBES AVENUE

December 6, 2018

7-9 pm

Protecting Our Communities: Environmental Challenges from Fossil Fuel Extraction in SWPA

• Find out from our elected representatives what’s going on in city, county,
state and federal government to combat climate change and promote
alternative sustainable energy and other environmental initiatives
• Hear about local creative sustainability projects
• Learn from experts about the threats from fossil fuels
• Hear activists’ stories
• Learn more about and get involved in the local environmental movement

Featuring
Doug Shields, Food and Water Watch
Matt Mehalik, PhD, The Breathe Project
Joanne Martin, Re-Imagine Beaver County

Elected Leaders Committed to Speaking
PA State Senator Jay Costa
PA State Representative Dan Frankel
PA State Representative-Elect Summer Lee
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Allegheny County Councilman Paul Klein
Representation from the Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Conner
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Erika Strassburger
Forest Hills Borough Councilwoman Patty De Marco

Tabling Organizations—Get Involved at the event!
350.org
ACCAN (Allegheny County Clean Air Now)
BCMAC (Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community)
Breathe Project
Clean Air Council
Communities First
Food and Water Watch
GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution)
League of Women Voters
Mom’s Clean Air Force
Bend The Arc
No Petro PA
North Braddock Residents for Our
Future
Our Children Our Earth
Sierra Club
Southwest PA Environmental
Health Project
Sustainable Monroeville
Penn Future
Marcellus Outreach Butler
Re-Imagine Butler County

RSVP: jccpgh.formstack.com/forms/environment
For more information:
Rabbi Ron Symons [email protected]
412-339-5395.

Coming Events
Jul 7 – Jun 1
12:15-12:45 pm
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Ron Symons – Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45 pm Join with Rabbi Ron Symons in discussion around the most important issues of our day.  More than a current events class, these gatherings afford us the opportunity to ground our perspectives in values that humans have been holding dear for thousands of years and...
Jul 9 – Jun 1
Art and Quarantine Stories: Exploring Artworks and Topics That Relate To Our Current Moment. With Melissa Hiller, director of the JCC’s American Jewish Museum Free and open to all. JCC membership not required New subjects each week. Thursdays: 12:15-12:45 Join the class:  ZOOM
Sep 1 – Sep 5
2 pm
Virtual Senior Academy – Online Classes for Everyone! Featured: Tuesdays: Social Justice: Eternal Values Applied to Contemporary Issues with Rabbi Ron Symons Thursdays: Quarantine Stories  Art and Quarantine Stories with Melissa Hiller If you are interested in joining: Sign up on the Virtual Senior Academy website www.virtualsenioracademy.org For more details, email Maddie Barnes at [email protected]
Jan 1 – Jun 1
Please Help Sustain Our Important Work Even while managing unprecedented operational and financial issues resulting from the pandemic, the JCC is proud to provide and facilitate crucial, life-sustaining services and outreach across the Greater Pittsburgh region during the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic, including Food Insecurity, Social Isolation, Blood Supply Shortage, Childcare, Health & Wellness....