Oct. 11, 2021 1:07 pm
Philly’s first ‘green bank’ will connect clean energy projects to capital
Here's what Executive Director Maryrose Myrtetus says the recently launched Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. could mean for the city's environmental needs.
Mar. 9, 2021 10:22 am
What’s excellent global education, and where is it happening in Pennsylvania?
"Thinking globally requires wrestling with the way injustice and inequity stemming from historic exclusion and patterns of colonization is embedded in the very structures of every local place," says columnist Eric Hartman.
May 6, 2020 3:48 pm
Hey, dog owners: 40% of you don’t bother to pick up your pet’s poop. That stinks, in more ways than one
Everyone knows they're a nuisance, an eyesore, and a smelly. But worse, says guest columnist Kadafi El-Kardah, the EPA considers dog droppings a major source of water pollution in urban areas.
Mar. 23, 2020 9:13 am
Lucy Minchoff is making her mark as a leader — even before graduating from high school
"GirlGov has taught me how much of an impact I can have, even at age 16," says the Downingtown STEM Academy student, who wants to start a nonprofit focused on the environment and tech.
Sep. 11, 2019 12:13 pm
‘Dangerous’ bicyclists are change agents, building a healthy and sustainable region
If Americans cut their driving by just 10%, the annual benefits would be equivalent to taking 28 coal-fired power plants off-line, says guest columnist Eric Hartman. Bicyclists "are the change."
Aug. 9, 2019 8:00 am
Climate change at the forefront of the 2019 SustainPHL Awards
The fourth annual ceremony honored individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies working towards a more sustainable Philly.
Jun. 24, 2019 5:26 pm
Can plastic straw bans balance the health of our planet with the needs of people with disabilities?
Todd Collura is one of many people with disabilities who are concerned about the impact efforts to reduce or get rid of plastic straws will have on his ability to drink liquids.
Jun. 21, 2019 9:31 am
Are you ready to ditch the bag? Councilman Squilla thinks so (and so does the Clean Air Council)
“The goal of this bill is to reduce the single-use plastic [bags] by 80% in the first year," Squilla says.
Jun. 12, 2019 7:48 am
Kelly Herrenkohl leaves Vetri Community Partnership for Natural Lands
Herrenkohl: "While learning to cook and connecting to nature don’t seem closely related at first glance, they are actually flip sides of the same public health coin."
Mar. 7, 2019 11:36 am
The radical act of thinking globally — at home
"We in the suburbs, whether in Villanova or Haverford, are quite close to the city — and also deeply separated. A planetary health lens requires us to understand our interdependence, and to do community-building and world-building."