This website is helping people keep their neighborhoods clean - Generocity Philly

Purpose

Dec. 23, 2016 10:44 am

This website is helping people keep their neighborhoods clean

Not in Philly is a website that helps organize clean-up crews.

Yuck!

(Photo by Flickr user Stephan Ridgway, used under a Creative Commons license)

Litter is gross. It’s also notably bad for the environment. And nothing says “we don’t care what you think about our city!” quite like block after block of garbage-laden sidewalks.

That’s why Philadelphians Dave Brindley and Yury Korzun have developed a new website called Not in Philly, with an assist from Pennsylvania Resources Council, Code for Philly and Think Brownstone (soon to be “Think Company“).

But it’s more than a website. The group rewards citizens (and nonprofits and companies!) who make a six-month commitment to picking up litter on their site by doling out gifts from business sponsors such as Hub Bub Coffee.

Check out this writeup in Next City.

Read the full story

According to Brindley, over 100 people have signed up across the city. The site was built on volunteer power — Brindley told Next City he will begin looking to fund the project so he can expand it outside of Walnut Hill, the only neighborhood where it is “fully activated.”

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Generocity.org is launching a year-long reporting project on a ‘more just recovery’

World Affairs Council event explores what’s in store for the internet — and society

This summit will explore innovative ways to invest in the future of work(ers)

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Motivadas y ambiciosas: Estas estudiantes de Kensington Health Sciences Academy están listas para el futuro

Philadelphia

The National Liberty Museum

Director of Learning & Public Engagement

Apply Now
3300 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19129

Public Health Management Corporation

Clinical Supervisor

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Public Health Management Corporation

Special Education Teacher

Apply Now

Looking at digital literacy through different lenses: Access and adoption, design, and digital equity

Philly Tech Week 2019 will hit a high note

Philadelphia

Public Health Management Corporation

CUA CASE MANAGER

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Public Health Management Corporation

Psychiatrist

Apply Now
3300 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19129

Public Health Management Corporation

PT Behavioral Health Technician

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity