Futures Beyond Refining

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Futures Beyond Refining

A Gathering to Envision Possibilities for the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Oil Refinery Complex
The Thomas F. Donatucci Library | 12-11-19
Photo Taken by Jacob Hersman and Lucy Corlett

Our free event is a gathering of neighborhood residents, artists, climate activists, public health advocates, and individuals concerned with lives, land, air, and water long contaminated by the refinery last operated by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES).

We are a group of graduate students at the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) aiming to forge connections and promote dialogue between neighbors and allies interested in a non-refining future on the refinery complex. The June 21st explosion should mark the beginning of a safer, cleaner future for the neighborhood and the City of Philadelphia. The repercussions of decades of refinery use will endure and are being compounded by rising sea levels and other local climate impacts. These concerns must be addressed now. 

Together we will imagine what this place will look like in 100 years. What can grow here? What can we cultivate? We invite you to co-create a space to share stories, desires, and ideas for the future. We are working with local community members to facilitate a tour of areas adjacent to the refinery.

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Futures Beyond Refining

December 11th, 2019

A free event hosted by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities.

The June 21st explosion should mark the beginning of a safer, cleaner future for the neighborhood and the City of Philadelphia.

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