(Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
Interested in living a zero-waste life? The organizers behind Women for a Sustainable Philadelphia, too.
Jen Singley, Catherine Kendig and Amy Kate Failing first gathered Philly women for networking and sustainability-focused discussion in May.
At the group’s second event, to be held next week, speakers include Keep Philadelphia Beautiful ED Michelle Feldman, who will discuss the city’s Zero Waste initiative, and Terracycle Manager Strategic Partnerships Joy Nemerson, who will discuss her org’s Zero Waste Boxes.
- When — Tuesday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Where — And We Evolve, 3245 Amber St.
- How much — $5
Here’s what the co-organizers had to say about the event via email:
Who should go? Professionals, casual enthusiasts, etc.?
Anyone who is already living or is interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle and learning more about how we can build a more sustainable Philadelphia together.
Whether it is biking to work, trying to stop using plastic straws (let’s hear it for #plasticfreejuly!), shopping at local, small businesses, or leading social justice conversations, we want anyone who is trying to make a difference to join our group and meet others trying to do the same.
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What can attendees expect?
We will always have some type of programming and an opportunity for networking, plus great local snacks and libations. Our inaugural event in May (which sold out at 80 tickets!) started with speed networking to get a sense of who was in the room and an opportunity to talk about critical topics in the sustainability space.
This upcoming event on July 17 will include speakers on Zero Waste and some group-led discussions. Will finish it off with an opportunity to network, eat, drink and shop And We Evolve’s curated secondhand racks! It is a great way to get conversations started and introduce people to important small businesses in our community.
Why does the sustainability scene need this community in particular?
The sustainability scene needs EVERY community! We started this space with a focus on bringing women together around sustainability across various industries and backgrounds because we heard the need for it from our community. We are an inclusive group and welcome all to join the conversation!
Long-term goals for the group? EDUCATION! Getting more people to learn about the different ways they can live a more sustainable lifestyle with a focus on a just economy and lessening their impact to our environment. Each of our members have a unique insight on this, and it is a great way to learn from one another.-30-
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