10+ Farmers Markets In and Around Philly
Fresh local produce and handcrafted wares return to parks and neighborhoods this month. Here, a few of our faves
How To End Our Garbage Deluge
Philly already has two simple, inexpensive solutions to our city’s trash crisis. Will Philly’s leaders finally step up?
Guest Commentary: Ya Fav Trashman’s (New) Big Idea
The anti-litter evangelist plans to donate a big portion of sales of his new children’s book to schools — in a very Ya Fav way
Guest Commentary: We Can Have a Litter-Free Philly
In honor of Earth Day this week, clean Philly advocate Ya Fav Trashman shares his cures for our city’s litter epidemic
Ideas We Should Steal: Raising School Funds through Solar Power
In Batesville, Arkansas, a high school’s solar panels saved the district enough money to raise teacher salaries. A similar program in Philly could save as much as $20,000 per school
Citizens of the Week: Cobbs Creek Park Cleanups
How a retired Philly high school science teacher started an all-volunteer anti-litter operation in Cobbs Creek Park
Guest Commentary: Is Philly Really Ready to Go Carbon-Free?
How, the state’s former environmental protection chief wonders, can Philadelphia achieve its carbon output goals while also favoring its own city-owned gas utility?
Philadelphia Integrity Icon 2022: Meet Winner Lori Hayes
The director of urban forestry at Parks and Rec is in charge of planting the trees that make our city more beautiful and livable—and making tree-centric programs accessible to all