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April 21, 2014

Celebrate Mother Nature At A Variety Of Earth Day Celebrations In And Around Philadelphia, Starting Tuesday, April 22

Tomorrow, April 22 marks Earth Day 2014, a day when folks are encouraged to celebrate and learn how to take better care of the planet. In celebration of Earth Day, an array of events are slated for tomorrow and throughout the week. This weekend, Morris Arboretum hosts a day for the trees as it presents [...]

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April 2, 2014

The 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup Returns To Hundreds Of Public Spaces Through The City, This Saturday, April 5

Spring cleaning is calling, Philadelphia, as the 7th annual Philly Spring Cleanup returns to the city streets this Saturday, April 5. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteer to clean up one of hundreds of participating public spaces in the Philadelphia-area. While some volunteer sights are at capacity, a large number of cleanup spaces are [...]

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March 7, 2014

Counter Culture Coffee Debuts Its Free Sustainable Spring Event Series Today, March 7, Continuing Every Friday Through March 28

Just waking up from a long winter’s hibernation? Education can be invigorating, particularly when it involves caffeine. Tucked above Ultimo coffee in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, the Counter Culture Philadelphia Training Center hosts open-to-the-public free cupping classes every Friday morning, as well as in-depth coffee labs for bean aficionados or aspiring baristas. The Counter Intelligence [...]

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January 2, 2014

Take Advantage Of Christmas Tree Recycling Days In Neighborhoods Across Philadelphia Starting This Saturday, January 4

Are pine needles collecting on your living room floor? It’s about time to unplug those strings of lights and take down that festive tree. If you’d rather your Christmas tree end up as wood chips rather than in a landfill, take note. Trees that are put out with regular trash on the curb will be [...]

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October 10, 2013

Last Chance! The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden On The Avenue Of The Arts Closes Tomorrow, Friday, October 11

We hate to be the bearer of sad news, folks, but Friday, October 11 is the final day for this year’s PHS Pop-Up Garden. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s verdant beer garden on the Avenue of the Arts has been a seriously excellent alfresco destination, and we are truly sorry to see it dismantled (say it [...]

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September 18, 2013

Park(ing) Day Returns To Transform Parking Spots Around The City Into Pop-Up Parklets, Friday, September 20

Celebrate Philadelphia as a green city with Park(ing) Day Philadelphia as the event returns for its sixth year on Friday, September 20. Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event that invites activists, artists, architects and other citizens to transform metered parking spaces into temporary pop-up public parks. Originating in 2005 in San Francisco, the Philadelphia event [...]

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September 6, 2013

Greenfest Philly Returns To Headhouse Square With Food Trucks, Eco-Friendly Representatives And More This Sunday, September 8

Contrary to popular belief, it is easy being green, and Greenfest Philly is here to alert Philadelphians of just that. On Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the eighth-annual Greenfest Philly Festival teaches and entertains attendees in a one-day, multi-block festival. Local sustainability-promoting organizations are slated to be in attendance to help [...]

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September 5, 2013

Rally For The Rail Park Brings A Block Party Full Of Craft Beer, Food Trucks, Live Performances And More, To Callowhill On September 14

Plans are progressing to turn the Reading Viaduct into an elevated park in the sky. And to raise money for those plans, the Friends of the Rail Park and the Callowhill Neighborhood Association are hosting an end-of-summer block party in Callowhill on Saturday evening, September 14. It’s going to be an all-night affair, from 5 [...]

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August 27, 2013

Awesome News Alert: Bike Share Philadelphia Is Officially Set To Roll Into Town By The End Of Summer 2014!

Philadelphia, a citywide bike sharing system is nearly ready to roll. The intention to launch a much-anticipated bike sharing program in Philadelphia was announced in December of 2012, and now the official plan is set and this city will see bicycles fill the city’s bike lanes by summer 2014. More and more, bike sharing has [...]

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August 6, 2013

Reminder: Quizzo Night Comes To The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden On The Avenue Of The Arts Tonight, August 6

This year’s PHS Pop-Up Garden on the Avenue of the Arts is a seriously excellent summertime destination. More popular than ever, this third annual installation of PHS’ Pop-Up Garden initiative blooms in a once-vacant lot on South Broad Street just across from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University [...]

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