Thanks to all who attended the first Philly+ Occupy Regional Gathering! Over 200 occupiers attended this gathering from all over Philadelphia and places as diverse as Minneapolis, San Francisco, Memphis, New York, Delaware, Baltimore, and New Jersey. It was held Saturday December 10th at the Friends Center (15th & Cherry). The event began at 9:00am with welcomes and ended at 4:30pm with a direct action march to the Dow Corporation. A lot of great things happened in between and a lot of great connections were forged!
Why are we blocking the Dilworth Plaza renovation in the first place?
--->IT IS A GREEN INITIATIVE! "The sustainable design of the plaza will help achieve many of the objectives of Greenworks Philadelphia by reducing by 38 percent the existing impermeable paving, adding dozens of new trees (canopy increase of 26%) and other landscaping, and reducing storm-water runoff through an irrigat...ion system with water supplied by a rain-collecting cistern." *OTHER FACTS OF THE PROJECT IN THE LINK