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Hey, dog owners: 40% of you don’t bother to pick up your pet’s poop. That stinks, in more ways than one purpose

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.
Lucy Minchoff is making her mark as a leader — even before graduating from high school people

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.
‘Dangerous’ bicyclists are change agents, building a healthy and sustainable region purpose

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."
Climate change at the forefront of the 2019 SustainPHL Awards purpose

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.
Can plastic straw bans balance the health of our planet with the needs of people with disabilities? purpose

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.
Are you ready to ditch the bag? Councilman Squilla thinks so (and so does the Clean Air Council) purpose

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.
Kelly Herrenkohl leaves Vetri Community Partnership for Natural Lands people

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."
The radical act of thinking globally — at home purpose

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."
Impact100 Philadelphia just granted out $360K to 5 nonprofits funding

Jun. 6, 2017 11:35 am

Impact100 Philadelphia just granted out $360K to 5 nonprofits

The Attic Youth Center, Interim House and Community Volunteers in Medicine each took home $100,000 in core mission grants.
Local researchers are using battery acid to turn your wasteful restaurant sludge into fuel method

Feb. 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Local researchers are using battery acid to turn your wasteful restaurant sludge into fuel

With a small business grant from the EPA, researchers at Environmental Fuel Research are trying to succeed where others have failed — and keep waste out of landfills in the process.

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