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

By Irene Levy Baker

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?

By Nick Russo

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

By Terrill Haigler

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

By Terrill Haigler

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

By Christina Griffith

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

By Nick Russo

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?

By Mike Krancer

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy