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Clean up the city

First: Don’t litter. Duh.

If you want to do more, consider organizing a clean-up in your neighborhood. Terrill “Ya Fav Trashman” Haigler has the info:


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How to be a good citizen

One of the founding tenets of The Philadelphia Citizen is to get people the resources they need to become better, more engaged citizens of their city.

We hope to do that in our Good Citizenship Toolkit, which includes a host of ways to get involved in Philadelphia—whether you want to contact your City Councilmember to voice your concerns about illegal dumping, get those experiencing homelessness the goods they need, or simply go out to dinner somewhere where you know your money is going toward a greater good.

Find an issue that’s important to you in the list below, and get started on your journey of A-plus citizenship.

Vote and strengthen democracy

Stand up for marginalized communities

Create a cleaner, greener Philadelphia

Help our local youth and schools succeed

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Ode to … Litter

A morning commute turned (slightly) tragic for one Philadelphian. She responds with … poetry

Ode to … Litter

A morning commute turned (slightly) tragic for one Philadelphian. She responds with … poetry

What can you do when Philly’s perpetual scourge — litter — trips you up on your way to the office? Cry. Rail. Write poetry.

At least, that’s what Citizen Director of Events and Programming Corie Moskow did. She recites her masterpiece below:

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