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Numbers Support Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter Green Initiatives

Philadelphia Recycling Rates Up 155%, since 2008.  Just six years ago, Philadelphia lacked direction with sustainability initiatives, with landfill diversion rates as low as 5%. Disappointing statistic for the first city to introduce curbside recycling [in 1989]. Mayor Nutter aimed to change this, vowing [the lofty expectation] that Philly would become America’s greenest city. Currently, that is...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia 1 of America’s 10 “Most Innovative Cities”

CNN Tech cites Philadelphia amongst “Most Innovative Cities,” in 2014.  Photo Credit: Garen M. / Flickr  — CNN Tech recently highlighted America’s “Most Innovative Cities,” in 2014, with urban designations based upon the following credentials: technology, infrastructure, job creation & sustainability. Curators cited Philadelphia at # 8, praising Mayor Nutter’s green initiatives, foremost. Nutter set out to revitalize Philly as the Greenest City...CONTINUE READING

Pop-Up Parks Replace Metered Spaces, as Parking Day Returns to Philly

Today – Friday September 19th, international initiative Parking Day returns to the streets of Philadelphia. The innovative, annual incarnation enters its 7th year demonstrating. With urbanization on the rise, Parking Day aims to “promote green & pedestrian-friendly urban spaces,” via mini pop-up parks. Throughout the city today, you can check out various exposés stretching from Walnut Street in Center City, to Cecil B....CONTINUE READING

Recycling your Christmas Tree and Holiday decorations

Starting off the new year we all need to help keep our beautiful city of Philadelphia clean! The easiest way to start is by recycling your holiday gift materials and party supplies. Starting tomorrow, January 5th – 19th, 2013 many different areas throughout the city will be participating in proper Christmas tree/decorations recycle.  Please take a minute...CONTINUE READING
Winterize Your Home

Winter is Coming – Tips for Winterizing Your Home

I know, I know… it’s about 87 degrees out. But still, it’s never too early to make some home improvements to prep for the upcoming winter months. Last winter was rather mild, but you never know what lies ahead for this year. Here are a few tips via Philly.com to help prep your home: Check...CONTINUE READING
roof deck garden

Plant a Roof Deck Garden this Fall

By Justin Bresson The folks from grid – towards sustainability Philadelphia have a nice article about planting a small garden which can provide your family with lots of great ingredients for salads.  Mid to late August or early September is the time of year to begin harvesting, so grab your shovels!  Here is some of...CONTINUE READING

Greening Your Home – Tips from KW

Whether saving money or saving the planet is the motivation, there are thousands of simple “green” choices we can each make in our lives, and our homes, that will provide for a healthier, wealthier, more sustainable future. Here are some quick tips to help you conserve water, energy (and money) in your home! If you don’t have...CONTINUE READING
Tree Philly

Free Yard Trees in Philly

The Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation’s TreePhilly campaign is enabling residents to beautify their homes and blocks, improve their health, reduce their energy costs, and reduce stormwater runoff all in one shot, at NO COST. The deadline for getting your new yard tree THIS APRIL is March 31st, so be sure to CLICK HERE...CONTINUE READING
1351-1355 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125

1351-1355 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125 – Fishtown

1351-1355 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125 Fishtown PRIME DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY!!! Location, location, location! Available lot plus warehouses in Fishtown on the explosive block of Frankford Ave Backs up to Crease St. warehouses 1332 Crease St. & 1338-1340 Crease St. to be sold with lot as a whole package Crease St. addresses are next to newer...CONTINUE READING

2012 Philadelphia Christmas Tree Recycling

Via www.phila.gov Program will run for two weeks: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 through Saturday, January 14, 2012 Citizens who wish to drop off their tree for recycling may take it to the Streets DepartmentSanitation Convenience Centers located at 3033 South 63rd Street, Domino Lane and Umbria Street and State Road and Ashburner Street during these weeks only.  The...CONTINUE READING