Ideas We Should Steal: Decarbonize All The Buildings

Ithaca, New York is on track to become the first city in the nation to transition all of its buildings from fossil fuels to renewable electricity, reducing their carbon emissions by 400,000 tons per year. Can we do it in Philly too?

By Courtney DuChene

The Road to Global Sustainability Runs Through Cities

Drexel’s Metro Finance director was a keynote speaker at the first ever meeting of G7 urban leaders. Here, his calls to action for creating livable, growing, global cities

By Bruce Katz

Michael E. Mann is Coming For Your Climate Doomism

One of the most famous — and famously attacked — climatologists in America is now the founding director of Penn’s new climate change institute. He has a few things to say to those who doubt we can still save the earth

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Glitter’s Glow Up

Morgan Berman’s street cleaning startup company is working better than ever. The City, which once declined to fund the “unproven pilot,” now faces proof: It works.

By Nick Russo

How to End the Endless Fuss Over FDR Park

The plan for Philadelphia’s largest neighborhood park has prompted a contentious fight, South Philly style. Could the answer be as simple as a walk in the park?

By Lauren McCutcheon

Business for Good: Re Vision Architecture

A pioneer B Corp in Philadelphia’s sustainable design scene doesn’t just reduce, reuse and recycle: They listen to clients to create buildings that last because they’re loved

By Courtney DuChene

Guest Commentary: How Surplus State Money Could Clean Up Philly — For Good

“Ya Fav Trashman” proposes using some of Pennsylvania's excess $12 billion to end illegal dumping and bring pride and progress back to Philly neighborhoods

By Terrill Haigler

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Reusable Bag Share

As the City enforces the plastic bag ban, Green Philly highlights a Collingswood program that could make going bag-free easier for consumers and businesses

By Brianna Baker