Issue # 4 of 350 Pittsburgh's new biweekly digest
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Trying to Breathe Free in Philly - We were there!

On May 7, 350 Pittsburgh joined Action United Pittsburgh to plant the roots of resistance at the doors of Philadelphia Energy Solutions.  Carrying large sunflowers, we marched in the street with the front-line communities to demand a halt to PES toxic pollution and their plans to build a huge new oil export terminal. 
 
We stood in an intersection on Passyunk Ave for a quarter hour to symbolize the 25% of kids in poor Philly neighborhoods who have asthma. Then we sat in the PES driveway for another 15 minutes before ‘planting’ our sunflowers at the gate. Philly’s KYW news team picked up the action.
 
This rally and march was part of the global 350 Break Free mobilization that rolled across the world this month. We connected with 350 Philadelphia, 350 Bucks County, Earth Quaker Action Team, Food & Water Watch, and other friends in Philly.   Plus, it was a great opportunity to build a stronger connection to the Pittsburgh Action United group. --Kate Fissell
Next steering meeting - Wed., May 25

All are welcome at the monthly 350 Pittsburgh Steering Committee meeting. Come hear what we're planning, share your ideas, find out how you can plug in to the climate movement. If you'd like to suggest an agenda item, please email 350pittsburgh@gmail.com at least 48 hours in advance.

Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 -7:00 pm at the Squirrel Hill Library (ask for directions at the reception desk).
The impacts of fracking 

Now showing through July 31 - Marcellus Shale Documentary Project: An Expanded View. This exhibiton of photographs, videos, and dynamic graphics takes a fresh look at the social and environmental effects of fracking in our region. Artists Martha Rial, Noah Addis, and Brian Cohen will hold a Conversation about the exhibition on Thursday, June 16, 6-8 pm.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  
Tues-Fri: 10-5, Sat: 10-4, Sun: 12-4.
Climate documentaries

Fossil Free - Profiles of divestment activists. Our own Randy Wiesenmeyer will help lead the Q&A afterward. 
Friday, May 20, 7:00 pm - Phipps Conservatory. Free with Phipps admission.

Catching the Sun - An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. 
Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 pm - Environmental Charter School

Disobediance - This new film, about the global movement to break free from fossil fuels, is now available for free download and streaming. (We watched this on the bus to Philly. It's powerful!)
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News round-up Check out other news on our web site (scroll down for the news items, or select from the News menu at the top).
May 18, 2016
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