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CIty Paper: Meet the Delaware's Guardian Angel

Maya van Rossum was a second-grader at Ithan Elementary School in Villanova when she waged her first environmental battle. Birds kept crashing into the art room windows with a disquieting thud,…

Enter the 2010 City Gardens Contest

Enter the 2010 PHS City Gardens Contest! Launched in 1975, the contest celebrates skillful and imaginative gardening and the beauty and diversity of Philadelphia. This friendly competition features a variety of…

A message from Transportation for America

Exciting news: The climate and clean energy legislation unveiled in the Senate today puts a strong emphasis on planning for and investing in clean transportation options. We applaud the authors of…

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Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

Spring Garden Greenway improvement project begins May 22

May 3, 2010 A note from Northern Liberties Neighbors Association: The first step in our Spring Garden Greenway improvement project comesSaturday, May 22!We'll be planting 55 cedar trees along the…

Philly Parks Searching for Summer Interns

May 3, 2010 PHS and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation are preparing for another summer of the Youth Environmental Stewardship program (YES). Running from July 6 to August 13,…

Daily News: Despite expansion of Big Bellies, city's in good shape

By Catherine Lucey & Emily Schultheis Philadelphia Daily News, April 14, 2010 BIG BELLIES are about to get even bigger in Philadelphia. The high-tech trash cans, which require fewer collections because…

Inquirer: Democrats running for governor promise a greener Pa.

By Tom Infield The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2010 All said they'd seek to impose a severance tax on natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale. All said they'd push to…

New Recycling Coordinator Appointed

David Biddle has been appointed to the position of Recycling Coordinator in the Streets Department. This position has been open for over a year, with an acting coordinator filling in. David…

Next Great City: Testify at City Council to Support Parks and Rec

From the Next Great City newsletter: On April 12, over 160 individuals representing over 70 organizations came to City Council Chambers to hear Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner Susan Slawson and Executive…

City of Philadelphia Proclaims April IdleFreePhilly Month

Weekly Press: City of Philadelphia Proclaims April IdleFreePhilly Month In an effort to reduce the harmful emissions from idling trucks and buses the City of Philadelphia proclaims April, 2010 to be…

Volunteer for Philadelphia Green

Philadelphia Green is looking for some hardy volunteers to help maintain some popular downtown landscapes.  Not only is this an opportunity to contribute to Philadelphia’s green image, but you’re bound to…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, April 2010

GRID Magazine: Party Post-Op, the Food Issue, Griddle updates, and more! GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture.…

Parks and Recreation Issues RFI for Farming

The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify farmers and farm institutions that may be interested in operating and managing small plot, commercial, chemical-free…

West Philadelphia CDC Launches Green Roofing and Cool Roofing Program

March 26, 2010 The Partnership CDC Launches "Green Improvement" Programs; City to Match Funds The Partnership CDC is organizing a training initiative that will focus on Green Roofing and Cool Roofing…

UC Review: Helping cities go [zoning] Code Green

UC Review: Helping cities go [zoning] Code Green As Philadelphia’s newly revised zoning code is being trotted around the city for public comment in neighborhood events, a forum to explore…

PECO Purchases 6 MV of Solar Credits

From the Next Great City newsletter: PECO has signed 10-year agreements to purchase 6 megawatts, or 80,000 solar energy credits, in support of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS). That’s enough…

Inquirer: Philly bike routes now on Google Maps.

By Sandy Bauers This morning, Google announced that it has added bicycle maps for 149 cities in the U.S. -- including Philadelphia -- to its mapping function.  Cycling advocates had been…

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