Business for Good: Baby Gear Group

Philly mom Bo Zhao's two-year-old business lets families lease baby gear, saving thousands of dollars and keeping used items out of the landfill

By Courtney DuChene

Guest Commentary: “More Than Just Blacktop”

Recess improves students’ mental health. But green schoolyards, says the state director of the Trust For Public Lands, can help even more.

By Owen Franklin

Use. Repurpose. Repeat.

Circular Philadelphia is working to eliminate landfills by constantly repurposing our waste. Could it also be an avenue to economic growth in Philly?

By Thomas Koenig

“Lyft for Litter”

Philly is still the only big city without widespread street cleaning. A new app from MilkCrate and Ya Fav Trashman is stepping in to pay individuals a living wage to help clean up.

By Courtney DuChene

How hard is it to get a recycling bin in Philly?

In the latest installment of our Mystery Shopper column, a local student test-drove how easy, or not, it is to take the first step towards recycling.

How to Start a Garden in the City

Gardening experts share practical advice on how to start a garden when you live in a city—whether you have a small patio, rooftop deck or just a sunny windowsill

By Katherine Rapin

Yet Another Aimless Litter Task Force

We already know how to do street cleaning, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. So why can’t Mayor Kenney just make it happen already?

By Jon Geeting

50+ ways to help fight climate change

Taking action to protect our planet is the work of our lifetime. Just in time for Earth Day, here are 50+ ways you can actually make an impact.

By Katherine Rapin and Josh Middleton