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People's Hearing on Climate Change

We will close the 2023 Pennsylvania Climate Convergence with a People’s Hearing on Climate Change in the East Wing of the Capitol. In mid-September when the legislature returns from its summer break, we will deliver an invitation to the Governor, members of the legislature, and regulators to hear the people they serve testify.

We want to hear from people impacted by the polluting industries causing climate change or already suffering direct impacts of warming. We want to hear from people who are concerned what the future holds for them and their loved ones. We want to hear from people who are doing the work the government should be requiring companies to do or doing itself – people hunting abandoned wells, doing nurdle patrol, recording emissions with FLIR cameras, monitoring air and water quality, providing replacement water for people whose water has been contaminated, and so much more.


Schedule of Events on October 2

10 a.m. – Unveiling of art installation at the Fountain on Commonwealth Avenue

10:30 a.m. – Press conference at the Fountain

11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. – People’s Hearing on Climate Change in the East Wing of the Capitol


Ways you can testify

In person – we need a great turnout in Harrisburg, so we encourage everyone who can to attend.

Record testimony in a Zoom session

Submit written testimony someone will read for you at the hearing.



Please submit the sign-up form to testify by 5 p.m. on August 31st.

We ask that everyone keep their testimony to 5 minutes, or roughly 3 typed, double-spaced pages.

We ask everyone to submit a copy of their written testimony regardless of how you testify.

We do not anticipate that we will be able to project Powerpoint slides, so please bring photos or other visuals with you.

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