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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 31, 2014

TreePhilly Returns To Give Free Trees To City Residents, This Weekend, April 5 And 6, And Next Weekend, April 12 And 13

Led by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation with the help of Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, TreePhilly returns for its third year of free tree giveaways at various public locations throughout the city. This weekend, April 5 and 6, and next weekend, April 12 and 13, homeowners are invited to visit any one of [...]

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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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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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May 8, 2013

Philadelphia’s “Love Your Park Week” Returns May 11-18 To Celebrate, Clean And Green More Than 100 Parks Across The City

Philadelphia’s park system is amazing and one of the city’s greatest assets… Philadelphia has more than 10,000 (!) acres of open space including forest, trails, streams, and 75 neighborhood playgrounds spread across the city. But it’s an asset that requires a lot of care and attention — it’s a lot of park space and open [...]

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April 22, 2013

Celebrate Earth Day 2013 Today With Eco-Friendly Activities And Events In Philadelphia

Happy Earth Day! Since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, millions and millions of eco-conscious folks from around the world have committed to celebrating the protection and preservation of the planet. This year is no different, and there are a number of ways to honor Mother Earth today in Philadelphia. Celebrate Earth Day [...]

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