Ideas We Should Steal: Clean Up Trash With Pro Sports Teams

The Memphis Grizzlies loaned its NBA star power to get citizens competing to pick up litter. Could a Philly “Litter League” help clean up our streets, too?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: The Unchecked Threat of Natural Gas (LNG) at Our Port

PhilaPort Communities are being ignored in the state’s push to build a local terminal for explosive gas. A Clean Air Council exec calls for accountability — to residents and the climate

By Joseph Otis Minott

Business for Good: Trashmitter

A former Philadelphia firefighter has created an app that’s Uber for trash disposal to help landlords and small businesses keep the city clean. Now he’s ready to grow it big

By Nick Russo

Cooperation Makes Good Environmental Policy

Republicans and Democrats have worked together for good, meaningful environmental regulation in the past. They should continue to do so in the new legislative session.

By Scott Martin

Listen: Ali Velshi Offers a Bleak Outlook for Fossil Fuel Use

Fossil fuel use is on the rise. What will it take, asks the MSNBC host, for us to stop?

By Ali Velshi

LISTEN: How to Really Run a City, Episode 2

Episode 2 of the How to Really Run a City podcast stars Michael Nutter, Kasim Reed and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, who just may be the smartest climate crusader in politics

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: How to Embrace (Another Virusy) Winter

Eight years ago, Edmonton, Canada, started a citywide effort to celebrate its intense cold, rather than hide from it. Would doing the same here lessen social isolation, help spur local democracy and make this third Covid winter more bearable?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen: Ali Velshi on Zelensky’s Appeal to U.S. History

The Ukrainian president likened the situation in his country to two battles fought by Americans. MSNBC Host and Citizen Board Member Ali Velshi explains that both of these were turning points against an autocratic regime

By Ali Velshi