How To: Plan A Neighborhood Cleanup

How To: Plan A Neighborhood Cleanup

This City of Brotherly Love is known for cheesesteaks, murals, arts and of course Rocky Balboa. Philadelphia is applauded for its vibrant culture, yet the city is ridiculed for its sometimes trashy appearance in places. Many communities in the city have streets, sidewalks and vacant lots filled with trash. This is an ongoing issue and many […]

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Center City: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Focuses on Clean Communities

Center City: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Focuses on Clean Communities

Michelle Feldman has been the executive director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful since early 2013. As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful is focused on cleaning and improving communities. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1985 as PhilaPride, is located in Center City but has operated throughout Philadelphia under its current name and format since […]

 

Sustainability: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

Sustainability: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

A beautiful city is more than just pleasing to the eye. It also serves as a center of pride and loyalty for those who call that place home. Keep Philadelphia Beautiful has been active in the Philadelphia community for more than 20 years, working towards a cleaner city through litter prevention, recycle education and promotion […]

 

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

As Philadelphia makes strides to become one of the greenest cities in the country, these individuals are helping to propel the city further. Their efforts demonstrate that sustainability is not limited to only one focus and is just as much of a lifestyle as it is a movement. Tim Bennett Founder, Bennett Compost In 2009, […]

 Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Olney: Keep Philly Beautiful, TD Bank Hit the Streets Cleaning

Olney: Keep Philly Beautiful, TD Bank Hit the Streets Cleaning

A tossed candy-bar wrapper or forgotten soda bottle may seem insignificant to many Philadelphians but to the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project, litter is a big deal for Olney’s safety and commercial success. The Philadelphia Department of Commerce provides Olney with a grant to hire street cleaners six days per week. However, the cleaners’ main […]

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Somerton: Lou DeCree Wins Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Appreciation Award

Somerton: Lou DeCree Wins Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Appreciation Award

Lou DeCree, president of the Daniel Boyle Athletic Program, was awarded the token of appreciation award by Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Friday. Phoebe Coles, the not-for-profit’s executive director, said she appreciates his effort to make Somerton’s parks enjoyable. She considered DeCree as a recipient after reading an article about him on NEastPhilly.com. “Mr. DeCree fits all […]