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The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)  named Forbidden Drive 2018 Trail of the Year. Forbidden Drive: Trail of the Year The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee designates a Trail of the Year to help build support and raise awareness of Pennsylvania’s trail network. It’s quite a popular park for the honor. The Wissahickon Valley is […]

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Step one of fighting trash: Knowing where it is. Yesterday, the City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet revealed a city-wide Litter Index, an indexed map of litter conditions on city streets, vacant lots, and other public properties. Philadelphia Litter Index The CleanPHL website’s litter index rates each block a 1-4 rating. The ratings break down […]

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“I mean, I obviously believe in climate change. But I think you should still question the science.” I almost spit out my drink. I had started dating this young man – attractive, tall, slightly awkward (don’t ask, it’s my type…) and it was our fourth or fifth date. Although he hadn’t blatantly denied that climate change […]

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We celebrated a milestone Eagles Victory… with 60 tons of rubbish. Last week, people were praising the Streets Department for their quick cleanup in response to the trashed streets. And even when I walked in Center City on Friday, I noticed the streets around City Hall looked cleaner than usual. Kudos, Streets Dept! The City […]

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It’s time to nominate those women making a difference in conservation! PennFuture opened nominations for its 4th Annual Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards, which honors the accomplishments of five exceptional women in Pennsylvania. The awards will be on Thursday, April 19th at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. To submit a nomination, please complete and […]

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Soooo it seems that the entire city WILL shut down on Thursday due to Eagles fever. More importantly: the Streets Department is declaring a holiday schedule for Thursday. The residential trash and recycling will be delayed and is suspended on Thursday, Feb 8th. What this means: If you put out your trash tonight (Wednesday), wait […]

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The Eagles are Super Bowl Champions! (Sidenote: If you’re expecting an educational sustainability post, you’re not getting it today. But we’re taking our name, Green Philly, literally today and painting our website Green. So celebrate history with us for one day.) We walked around the city, and the excitement is everywhere. Like if you want […]

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Last evening, the Office of Sustainability (OOS), Mayor Kenney and the sustainability community celebrated one year of sustainability at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. (Sidenote: If you’re going to throw a green party in winter, why not host it at the coolest waterfront location, complete with ice skating and drink tickets? OOS – so hot right […]

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Winter is known as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but the dry air can really take a toll on our skin, leaving us feeling flaky, itchy, dry and irritated. Sometimes even the best skin regimen including high-end moisturizers and serums cannot combat the harsh effects of the season. Although there is no escaping […]

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A reason to celebrate! The Schuylkill Banks section that’s been under construction (i.e., South St to Christian St is finally OPEN for use! Although the trail is open, make sure to stay on the path. The plants and grasses need time to establish themselves in their new home. According to the Schuylkill Banks 5 year […]

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