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November 15, 2012

Philadelphia Is Celebrating America Recycles Day Today, November 15; How To Participate, And Philadelphia Recycling By The Numbers

America Recycles Day, now in its 12th year, is a national initiative celebrated annually on November 15 to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling. Given Philadelphia’s commitment to sustainability, the city is of course taking part. Here’s what’s going on in Philadelphia today for America Recycles Day 2012: • America Recycles Day [...]

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October 25, 2012

Mt. Airy Art Garage Presents RUST3, An Exhibition On Creating Art Out Of Refuse, November 10-11

Join the Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG), a creative center for emerging and professional artists, at the opening of RUST3, aka Renewed Urban Studio Tent, on Saturday, November 10, from 6-8 p.m. The sentiment behind RUST is that if nature was allowed to reclaim the land in the city, it would undoubtedly re-use humanity’s refuse [...]

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April 10, 2012

Return Your Used Art In The Age Liquor Bottles To The Shop In Old City For Free Artist Swag

Art in the Age (AITA), the team that gets you tipsy on their very own spirits of ROOT, SNAP and RHUBY, is asking you to lend a hand in being eco-responsible. After the last liquor drop has been poured into your Apple SNAP and ROOT n’ Ginger libation creations, return the specially crafted bottles to [...]

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January 5, 2012

University City Is Hosting A Christmas Tree And Electronics Recycling Event This Saturday, January 7

Christmas in Philadelphia is once again eco-friendly this year, with a tree-cycling program running through Saturday, January 14. Check out all the details on the city-wide program in our previous post. But if you live in or are close to University City, head there this Saturday, January 7 for a recycling double-whammy: UCD is running [...]

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December 30, 2011

You Can Own A Piece Of The Philadelphia Art Alliance’s Miss Rockaway Armada Installation

The Philadelphia Art Alliance’s innovative exhibition Let Me Tell You About A Dream I Had, which began as a sculptural flotilla on the Schuylkill River this past August (pictured above) and is presented by the Miss Rockaway Armada group, features the re-used materials from the land boats in new and innovative ways. The exhibition closes [...]

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December 27, 2011

Recycle Your Christmas Tree: There Are Drop-Off Locations Throughout The City, January 3-14

Christmas in Philadelphia is once again eco-friendly this year, with a tree-cycling program running Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 14. Since trees put out curbside will be collected as trash, you’ll want to be sure you help Philadelphia stay green and drop off your tree for recycling. The Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers located [...]

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November 14, 2011

The “Keep Philadelphia Beautiful” Movement To Launch “A Bag’s Life,” A Statewide Recycling Campaign, On America Recycles Day, November 15

Recycling has become a major priority in Philadelphia, for groups as diverse as the Phillies to SEPTA to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to individuals opting to separate their plastics and paper and discard accordingly. Now a group called Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, a non-profit focused on litter prevention and upkeep of neighborhoods, is launching “A [...]

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November 4, 2011

SEPTA Implements A Comprehensive Recycling Program To Divert A Highest-Ever Percentage Of Waste Away From Landfills

Philadelphia is on a recycling roll. Mayor Nutter’s 2011 Greenworks Progress Report revealed that many neighborhoods have seen double-digit increases in recycling in the past year, and the Streets Department collected more than 189 tons of public recycling. Now SEPTA has kicked its sustainability plan SEP-TAINABLE into high gear with a comprehensive recycling program. SEPTA [...]

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June 30, 2011

Highlights From The 2011 Greenworks Progress Report: 40,000 New Trees, Recycling Up 300%, 450,000 Square Feet Of Green Roofs, 472 Hybrid Septa Buses, Bike Commuting Up 150% And Much More

Mayor Nutter launched the Greenworks program in 2009, a seven-year roadmap to move Philadelphia towards becoming one of the greenest cities in America. The ambitious plan sets 15 sustainability targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy and engagement to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. The 2011 Progress Report, released [...]

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June 20, 2011

The Phillies Are Striving To Be One Of The Greenest Teams In Baseball; Check Out Their Environmental Efforts, And Chip In At An eCycle Event This Saturday, June 25

With the Phillies leading the National League both in wins and in jumbotron size, and Chase Utley back in action, things are looking pretty good from Citizens Bank Park. Another feather in the team’s cap? Their commitment to being eco-friendly. The Phillie Phanatic isn’t the only green element of the Phillies and the park they [...]

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