Ways you can help City Harvest grow

May 27, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Even if you aren’t a community gardener, you can help City Harvest, says Claire Baker of Philadelphia Green, which runs the prison-gardening program. It can always use gardening books and tools, fruit and vegetable seeds, mature perennials or trees and, of course, donations.”

Source: Ways you can help City Harvest grow

Where Industry Once Hummed, Urban Garden Finds Success

May 20, 2008

The New York Times reports, “Amid the tightly packed row houses of North Philadelphia, a pioneering urban farm is providing fresh local food for a community that often lacks it, and making money in the process.”

Source: Where Industry Once Hummed, Urban Garden Finds Success

Waste plan not down drain

May 16, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Water Commissioner Bernard Brunwasser says a new, privatized sludge plant in Southwest Philadelphia would reduce the human waste stored on site, require fewer diesel trucks to haul that waste, and eliminate the putrid smell that can extend more than a mile in any direction from under the Platt Bridge.”

Source: Waste plan not down drain

Ex-Daily News columnist to run Phila.’s green efforts

May 15, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Mayor Nutter yesterday appointed former Philadelphia Daily News columnist and urban affairs expert Mark Alan Hughes as the city’s first sustainability director, fulfilling a key campaign pledge.”

Source: Ex-Daily News columnist to run Phila.’s green efforts

Transit systems travel ‘green’ track

May 8, 2008

USA Today reports, “‘Carbon footprint’ has become part of the national lexicon, and mass transit systems throughout the country are taking steps to ease their impact on the environment even as they strive to provide more service to a growing number of riders.”

Source: Transit systems travel ‘green’ track

Solar plant to go up at Philadelphia Navy Yard

April 30, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “A big solar-energy project at the Philadelphia Navy Yard was offered yesterday as the sort of innovation envisioned in a Rendell administration energy bill that has languished for months in a Senate committee in Harrisburg.”

Source: Solar plant to go up at Philadelphia Navy Yard

Slots dispute goes underground

April 28, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Billboards for the SugarHouse casino on Delaware Avenue herald a future with slot machines for 22 empty riverfront acres. But it’s a fascination with the past that is drawing new attention – and controversy – to the project.”

Source: Slots dispute goes underground

Temple U. adds green to school colors

April 22, 2008

The Phila. Business Journal reports, “Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart was expected to announce Monday that the Philadelphia school will work toward ‘becoming climate neutral.'”

Source: Temple U. adds green to school colors

Hands-on answer to graffiti

April 21, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Yesterday, they and about 350 other children, community members, teachers and friends put their colorful handprints on a playground wall of Thomas Mifflin Elementary School in East Falls.”

Source: Hands-on answer to graffiti

The rising impact of high oil prices

April 18, 2008

The Christian Science Monitor reports, “Americans now spend a larger share of their income on energy than at any time since 1986.”

Source: The rising impact of high oil prices

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