The past and the future are calling Judy Wicks.
First, on April 13th, she’s going to attend a statewide rally in Harrisburg against pipelines, fracking and “the greed and ignorance that impedes clean energy alternatives.”
Judy writes, “Last month, I was outraged and saddened to see fracked gas pipelines scaring the beautiful farmlands of Lancaster County. Much of this land was seized by Williams Partners - the company building the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline - through an unjust use of eminent domain. Natural gas transportation infrastructure is not a public good, but our state government's current policies allowed land to be taken from Lancaster residents after they refused to sell easements. I'm going to Harrisburg to demand new laws and policies that will protect the farmlands, watersheds and communities of my home state.”
If you'd like to travel with the sustainability legend, you can meet up with her at 30th Street Station to catch the 8:56am train to Harrisburg. That’s Amtrak train 641. The rally is from 11:30am-1pm, at the Rotunda of the Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA.
On Tuesday April 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. at WHYY, 150 North 6th Street, Judy Wicks is the subject of a much-deserved documentary, entitled Judy Wicks: From Me to We. We haven’t seen the doc yet, but we suspect it will cover her founding of the White Dog Café, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, Fair Food, and co-founding of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. And probably also her work on farm to table and environmentally friendly partnerships that has led to multiple local and national awards such as the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year and the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Judy on the importance of building fair trade relationships and sustainable economies. RSVP online. The event is free.