Sustainability

 By Matthew Wargo

Fishtown: Bike Shop Helps City Toward a Sustainable Future

Fishtown: Bike Shop Helps City Toward a Sustainable Future

For one Fishtown business, going green is nothing new. At Jay’s Pedal Power Bikes, 512 E. Girard Ave., owner Jeff Rosenblum said his bike shop has been environmentally friendly since it opened 35 years ago. “The business itself, as it stands, is a green business to begin with,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything more energy efficient than riding a bike to work or the […]

 By Emad S. Khalil

University City: Nonprofit Organization Aims to Advance Sustainability

University City: Nonprofit Organization Aims to Advance Sustainability

The University City District, a nonprofit organization located on the corner of 40th and Chestnut streets, is opening a compost center in University City, turning an unused lot into a sustainable environment for the community. The effort stems from UCD’s initiative to make University City self-reliant in regards to compost and “green waste.” The area […]

 By Stephen M. Rose and Whitney R. Segel

Kensington: Philadelphia’s First Big Green Block

Kensington: Philadelphia’s First Big Green Block

The block between Front Street and Frankford Avenue and Palmer Street and Norris Avenue has undergone a major makeover. Together the Philadelphia Water Department, New Kensington Community Development Corp., Philadelphia Horticultural Society, the Mural Arts Program and with the help of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, these corporations and services have turned the block in Philly’s […]

 By Michael C. Burke, Nichole Fray and Syreeta Martin

Brewerytown: Marathon Farm Provides Fresh Produce for Community

Brewerytown: Marathon Farm Provides Fresh Produce for Community

In a highly globalized society, it is rare for people to know exactly where their food comes from. In particular, people who live in urban neighborhoods surrounded by cement and metal have grown increasingly disconnected from the food they consume on a daily basis. Cary Borish, CEO of Marathon Restaurants, decided to help solve that […]

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