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[Commentary] What role does sustainability have in the future of our city’s government? purpose

Jun. 4, 2015 12:30 pm

[Commentary] What role does sustainability have in the future of our city’s government?

With primary day in Philadelphia behind us, many media outlets and citizens across Philadelphia are beginning to conceive of what a Jim Kenney mayoral administration will mean for our city. In almost the same time frame of the Democratic primary race that started last fall, I have had the privilege of writing this column entitled […]
[Commentary] Making Community Gardening Work in the City method

May 27, 2015 1:00 pm

[Commentary] Making Community Gardening Work in the City

It’s August in a community garden. The stems of the tomato plants are almost weighed down to the parched, hot soil by the over-ripe fruit just waiting to be picked. The morning glories have managed to wrap their vines around the stems of those tomato plants. And the harlequin beetles have turned the kale, which […]
[Commentary] Thoughts on the Greater and Greener: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities Conference purpose

May 11, 2015 12:00 pm

[Commentary] Thoughts on the Greater and Greener: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities Conference

This series, titled Thoughts on a Movement, is intended to explore the philosophical implications and systems changes that are made possible by our society’s shift to sustainable practices. The author hopes to offer thoughts, opinions, and analysis on issues and innovations in the sustainability movement that inspire readers to both connect with and critique sustainable […]
[Commentary] Why You Should Stop Idling Your Car purpose

Mar. 26, 2015 12:39 pm

[Commentary] Why You Should Stop Idling Your Car

Series Intro: This series, simply titled Sustainability for the Everyday, came from the author’s experience of becoming a parent for the first time. While the author imagines that tips and insights may be found in this series, his bigger goal is to explore the choices he makes and why he makes them when it comes […]
Thoughts on Mayor Nutter’s Priorities and Accomplishments Update purpose

Mar. 4, 2015 11:31 am

Thoughts on Mayor Nutter’s Priorities and Accomplishments Update

Series Intro: This series, titled Thoughts on a Movement, is intended to explore the philosophical implications and systems changes that are made possible by our society’s shift to sustainable practices. The author hopes to offer thoughts, opinions, and analysis on issues and innovations in the sustainability movement that inspire readers to both connect with and […]
Sustainability for the Everyday: Sustainability for a Sick Child method

Feb. 10, 2015 12:03 pm

Sustainability for the Everyday: Sustainability for a Sick Child

Series Intro: This series, simply titled Sustainability for the Everyday, came from the author’s experience of becoming a parent for the first time. While the author imagines that tips and insights may be found in this series, his bigger goal is to explore the choices he makes and why he makes them when it comes […]
Volunteering and Protest Are Not Mutually Exclusive purpose

Jan. 26, 2015 12:30 pm

Volunteering and Protest Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Series Intro: This series, titled Thoughts on a Movement, is intended to explore the philosophical implications and systems changes that are made possible by our society’s shift to sustainable practices. The author hopes to offer thoughts, opinions, and analysis on issues and innovations in the sustainability movement that inspire readers to both connect with and […]
Where Social Justice and Sustainability Meet uncategorized

Jan. 14, 2015 1:49 pm

Where Social Justice and Sustainability Meet

Series Intro: This series, titled Thoughts on a Movement, is intended to explore the philosophical implications and systems changes that are made possible by our society’s shift to sustainable practices. The author hopes to offer thoughts, opinions, and analysis on issues and innovations in the sustainability movement that inspire readers to both connect with and […]
Everyday Sustainability: Tossing Your Cigarette Butt is Littering uncategorized

Nov. 24, 2014 11:27 am

Everyday Sustainability: Tossing Your Cigarette Butt is Littering

This series, titled Sustainability for the Everyday, came from the author’s experience of becoming a parent for the first time. While tips and insights may be found in this series, the bigger goal is to explore the choices we make and why we make them when it comes to trying to live a “sustainable life.” […]
Excerpt from Nic Esposito’s Essay Collection “Kensington Homestead” on Urban Farming uncategorized

Nov. 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Excerpt from Nic Esposito’s Essay Collection “Kensington Homestead” on Urban Farming

Editor’s Note: Nic Esposito is an author, urban farmer, small business owner, and well-known advocate for sustainability in Philadelphia. He is also a monthly columnist for Generocity.org who writes about the everyday challenges of living a sustainable lifestyle, from keeping backyard chickens to encouraging kids to be farmers. When not writing for Generocity.org or other Philly […]