Clean Water? We’ve Got a Mussel for That

A partnership between the City and a number of organizations is working to filter Philly’s waterways the way nature intended

By Courtney DuChene

Memo to Madam Mayor: Hire a Kick-Ass Trash Czar

The next in a series of political and policy advice to presumptive Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker looks to New York City for an idea she should steal: Appoint a sanitation commissioner

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Sustainability Education for All Students

New Jersey is the first U.S. state to mandate climate change education in every grade and nearly every subject. Can a similar solutions-based curriculum help prepare Philly kids for a green future?

By Courtney DuChene

Listen: Ali Velshi on the Climate Crisis

MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member says the climate crisis is here. We'd better deal with it.

By Ali Velshi

Guest Commentary: The Next Mayor Must Prioritize Sustainable Businesses

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia on how our elected leaders can support values-driven small businesses in Philly

By Devi Ramkissoon

The I-95 Wake-Up Call

The message is clear, an environmental justice advocate says: We must Stop. Using. Fossil Fuels.

By Charles D. Ellison

The Citizen Recommends: Placemaking and Economic Growth

The next in our Development … for Good series in partnership with Fitler Club and Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation features Connor Barwin, Jerry Sweeney and other investors in our city’s public realm

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The New Normal is Scary

The widespread resistance to evidence — facts! — and the undermining of educated responses alarms a long-time university president

By Elaine Maimon