April 26th, 2018

Creese Student Center, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Defend, Drexel Student Sustainability Council, Drexel Climate Reality Project and Penn Climate Reality Project teamed up for a discussion on solar development in underserved communities and climate justice. Panelists included Chris Spahr, executive director of the Centennial Parkside Community Development Corporation; Camille Turner-Townsend, climate justice organizer with POWER; and Thea Gudonis, lead solar sales consultant with Solar States LLC. Allie Naganuma, a student at Swarthmore College majoring in environmental studies and biology, moderated the event. Speakers also discussed how individuals can work together to advocate for a rapid switch to renewable energy in schools, in the city of Philadelphia, and at the state and national levels; and how to ensure that this new model is based on principles of economic and racial justice.