July 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Philadelphia City Hall
 John F Kennedy Boulevard,
Philadelphia, PA, United States

For our future and our children’s future, we must stop the expansion and reliance on fossil fuels and instead swiftly advance renewable energy. Renewables and efficiency are the clean energy solutions we need to combat climate change and create millions of new jobs that will strengthen our economy. With the eyes of the world on Philadelphia, now is the time for us to come together as a united national movement.


Join us in "Conversations Toward A Sustainable Philadelphia", a series of talks hosted by Judy Wicks and the Sustainable Business Network, in collaboration with a growing number of networking partners. 

These events are intended to move our city toward a sustainable future by inspiring thought, discussion, and local action addressing climate change and environmental justice.

Networking partners to date:

Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, GRID Magazine, Green Philly Blog, Clean Air Council, Green Justice Philly, 350Philadelphia, Coalition For Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, & Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Thursday, August 18th
6:00 - 10:00 pm
150 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Green Philly Blog is leased to present the the first SustainPHL; an awards ceremony and celebration of sustainability visionaries to local heroes making a difference in their communities. This event will reflect on our city's collective accomplishments on its journey to becoming "the greenest city in the country,” as well as how attendees can get involved in the movement. 

Presenters include sustainability entrepreneur and author Judy Wicks and Philadelphia Office of Sustainability Director Christine Knapp. Winners will receive awards created from repurposed and recycled materials designed by Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR).  Congratulations to this year's nominees!

Prior to the awards ceremony, attendees will enjoy a “Munch and Learn” where they will sample locally-sourced fare (Valley Milkhouse Cheese, Philly Food Works, Pure Fare and Crust Vegan Bakery) while picking up tips on DIY composting from composting expert Tyler Weaver and beer brewing from Home Brewed Events. Other exhibitors include the Resource Exchange, Amanda Feifer fermentation expert and founder of

VIP and General Admission tickets are available online via Ticketleap here

Save the Date - September 19th

Protecting Our Most Precious Resource: Fossil Fuel vs Clean Water
with Keynote Speaker, Wenonah Hauter

Founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch
along with a panel of three local water specialists

Monday, September 19th

5:30 - 8:00 PM
Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd & Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Wenonah Hauter is the founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans. Her new book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment has just been released.  

Networking and refreshments 5:30 - 6pm
Registration will be made available in the August mailing and at

This event is sponsored by Beautiful Business.
Other sponsorship opportunities available.  Contact


Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy.