ecoWURD Presents: ecoFEST

Saturday, April 20th (1:00pm – 5:00pm)


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Come out and enjoy conversations and workshops that will offer attendees a chance to learn about and practice recycling, planting, and caring for the environment, in turn promoting healthy and more sustainable communities. New this year: ecoFEST will feature community yoga, so bring your mats and a bottle of water!

Confirmed panelists and workshops include:

Maurice Sampson, grassroots organizer and Eastern Pennsylvania Director of Clean Water Action

Victoria St. Martin, health and environment reporter for Inside Climate News

Tommy Joshua, founder and executive director of North Philly Peace Park

Dr. Paul Hopkins, host of WURD Radio’s Dr. Paul’s Holistic Health

A live performance by artist Nikki Powerhouse

Workshops from Black and Planted, Soulham Yoga and Black Farmers Outreach

In a world grappling with the consequences of climate change and social inequities, ecoFEST embodies our commitment to creating a sustainable environment and uplifting Black communities that have historically born the brunt of environmental injustices.

Taking place at The Historic Belmont Mansion, the day will feature:

  • Panel Discussions: These conversations will explore nature as a sanctuary from violence and amplify the voices of young environmental justice advocates shaping our future.
  • Musical Performances: Philadelphia’s talented musicians will grace the The Belmont Mansion infusing joy into our shared commitment to environmental preservation.
  • Vendor Showcase: A diverse array of vendors will offer sustainable products, championing both environmental responsibility and social equity.
  • Education and Advocacy: Attend empowering workshops about inequities, green communities and more to discover accessible opportunities to engage with environmental justice in ways large and small.
  • Community Engagement: Connect with like-minded attendees, exchange ideas and uncover avenues to engage in impactful initiatives that drive positive change.

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Belmont Mansion

200 Belmont Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

About The Organizer



ecoWURD is a multimedia environmental justice journalism initiative examining Black communities at the intersection of race, health, income and the environment.

Reporting and conversations on ecoWURD explore the most pressing issues facing Black people locally, nationally and globally, illustrating the connection between environmental racism, climate change, economic opportunities and our communities.

Philadelphia serves as a prime example of this link — a majority-Black urban center where African-American residents are perpetually battling issues of air and water quality, residential displacement, pollution, climate change and toxicity.